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Driving Change Suicide Response Training

Online Event

Social Care Ireland are delighted to welcome back Caitriona and Kayla, they facilitated a workshop at the Annual Conference in Sligo in April and a full day workshop in June.  Both are frontline workers. Participants will learn how to recognize, react and respond to someone experiencing a suicidal crisis.

€10.00 – €25.00

Trauma Informed Care Creative Ways of Identifying and Expressing Feelings

Online Event

This is a full-day virtual workshop; Date: 23rd September 2022 Time: 10am till 4 pm (approximately) Cost: €15 SCI Member/ €35 Non member This is an interdisciplinary event with Social Care Ireland and the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. This workshop will present an array of different creative and practical ideas and tools for talking about and expressing a range of feelings. These can be used in direct work with children and adults (including some virtually); as well as to bring in some expressive and creative tools in team meetings, supervision, and assessments. This is about finding alternative more engaging, fun, […]

€15.00 – €35.00

Managing a Positive Behavioural Team Culture

Online Event

These workshops will introduce participants to behaviours that challenge explaining why this topic is a key issue in services. Definitions, as they relate to young people, will be presented and explored as well as identifying the rational for adopting positive techniques. Participants with also review relevant standards and regulations and the general legal and policy framework. Emphasis will be placed on developing proactive strategies along with functionally equivalent skills.

Free – €60.00

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Online Event

This is an interdisciplinary event, Social Care Ireland are collaborating with the Association of Occupational Therapist of Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Work. We have worked jointly on similar events like Motivational Interviewing, that have been very successful. (SFBT) is an effective, respectful, and powerful tool for workers in the health and social care field.

€60.00

Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

Online Event

Social Care Ireland in collaboration with the National Institute of Intellectual Disability Services (NIIDS) are facilitating this 7 day programme.  Provide frontline staff with a framework for understanding and addressing the problems that arise when an individual has both intellectual disabilities and mental health difficulties and possibly a personality disorder. It provides staff with a range of creative strategies which they can use as effective approaches.

Social Care Ireland Conference 2023

Mount Wolseley Hotel Carlow

In light of the year ahead, with Coru registration finally on the horizon. The theme of the conference explores all the relationships we have within our practice, with each other, our colleagues and the people we support. How do we critically reflect on these relationship- based practices, promote and protect them in a more regulated environment. There will be Keynote Speakers and Workshops/Presentations relating to how, you the Social Care Professional, can improve your relationship-based practice and add to our skills and knowledge.

€40.00 – €220.00

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Online

This will be a virtual event over four half-days; Date: Wed 12th/ 19th /26th April/ 3rd May Time: 9.30 am - 12:30 pm Cost: €60 SCI members/ €60 non-members The course has been funded by the HSCP Office, HSE. As such, places are available to social care workers/managers in the publicly funded healthcare service only. This is an interdisciplinary event, Social Care Ireland are collaborating with the Association of Occupational Therapist of Ireland, the Irish Association of Social Work and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. We have collaborated on similar events in the past that have been very successful. Sharing learning […]

€60.00

Driving Change Suicide Response Training

Online Event

Suicide is a serious public health issue which effects all aspects of society, families and individuals. Social care workers meet some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Coming into contact with those experiencing marginalisation, deprivation, discrimination and much more

€10.00 – €25.00

National Health and Social Care Professions Office Interprofessional Study Day

Ashling Hotel 10 - 13 Parkgate St, Stoneybatter, Dublin 8,, Dublin, D08 P38N

Health and Social Care Professionals Delivering Integrated Rehabilitative Care for Older People May 18th 2023 @ the Ashling Hotel, Dublin Expression of Interest Sought Invitation to submit on your HSCP Integrated Service. Within Ireland the population of people aged over 65 years of age is predicted to more than double from 629,800 persons in 2016 to nearly 1.6 million by 2051. (CSO, 2016). As the population ages, there is a growing gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. People are living longer with multiple chronic conditions and early and timely access to rehabilitation services for older persons is essential […]

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Online

This will be a virtual event over four half-days; Date: Wed 24th/31st/7th/14th June Time: 9.30 am till 12.30 pm Cost: €60 SCI members/ €60 non-members The course has been funded by the HSCP Office, HSE. As such, places are available to social care workers/managers in the publicly funded healthcare service only. This is an interdisciplinary event, Social Care Ireland are collaborating with the Association of Occupational Therapist of Ireland, the Irish Association of Social Work and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. We have collaborated on similar events in the past that have been very successful. Sharing learning from different […]

€60.00

Leadership and Navigating Conflict

Online Event

This is a collaborative one-day workshop between Social Care Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Work. With this in mind it has been designed for those who have come to realise that that the ‘wait and hope’ approach to navigating conflict is not effective.  Instead, one can learn to proactively navigate conflict, ensuring that all voices are heard, and that the most workable and practical solution can be implemented.

€30.00

Leadership and Having Difficult Conversations

Online Event

This is an interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Work. We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. Difficult conversations are anything that someone does not want to talk about, such as asking for a raise or complaining to a neighbour about his barking dog. 

€30.00

Continuing Professional Development & CORU Registration Open Forum

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland. Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development

Free

Supporting Relationship-Centred Practice in Social Care: Introducing Social Pedagogy

Online

Social pedagogy is an ethical practice framework used in social care and education settings across Europe and beyond. It focuses on how we can build positive and authentic relationships with children, adults and the wider community to support wellbeing, learning and social inclusion. In this practice-related and interactive online workshop, we will explore some of the key concepts in social pedagogy and how these can inform social care in Ireland, strengthen your practice and reaffirm the positive difference you are already making in the lives of the people you support.

Free

Continuing Professional Development & CORU Registration Open Forum

Online

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join Charlotte the CPD Coordinator for this Zoom session and discover:
CORU registration - why it is important for social care workers
Grandparenting - two year transitional period with three different routes of eligibility
What is the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

Free

Autism Level Up

Online Event

 This event is facilitated by the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists. This event is organised in collaboration with the Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland ( AOTI) and Social Care Ireland (SCI), It is funded by the National Health and Social Care Professionals Office (NHSCP Office)

Decider Skills

Online

The aim of the course is to teach clinicians how to present 32 CBT and DBT informed skills to clients and to discuss the development, evidence base and theoretical underpinning of each skill. These skills enable clients to lead a more skillful, less impulsive life. The Decider Skills Manual contains 32 CBT & DBT skills for individuals and groups with mental health problems.

Motivational Interviewing Level 1

Online

This is an interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland (SCI) the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW), the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI), the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) and the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute (INDI). The course has been funded by the HSCP Office, HSE. As such, places are available to social care workers in the publicly funded healthcare service only.

€10.00

Continuing Professional Development & CORU Registration Open Forum

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join Charlotte the CPD Coordinator for this Zoom session. Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development. CPD – you’re doing it, but you’re possibly not realizing it! Let us show you how to use this to your advantage.

Free

Introduction to Autism and Neurodiversity in Mental Health Settings

Online

This is an interdisciplinary event and the bookings will be managed by the office in the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland. This half-day workshop will help participants to understand the unique occupational needs of the autistic community. This training will be invaluable to upskill healthcare professionals so that they are equipped to deal effectively with this client cohort.

Supporting Asylum Seeking and Refugee Young People -Two day workshop

Online

This is an interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland (SCI) the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW), the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), and the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI). This two day workshop gives both an excellent overview into the multi-faceted needs and unique challenges of unaccompanied asylum-seeking, trafficked, and refugee young people from an emotional, social, and psychological perspective.

€20.00

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online Event

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland. Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development. CPD – you’re doing it, but you’re possibly not realizing it! Let us show you how to use this to your advantage

Free

Group Facilitation Training

Online

Group Facilitation Training with Sam Simpson & Lorraine Munro. This course supports health and social care professionals to explore, identify and develop key skills for facilitating groups effectively. It will be an interdisciplinary event facilitated by Speech and Language Therapists, and includes Social Care Workers and Occupational Therapists. There will be an opportunity to attend on either of following two dates: 13th October and the 10th November. This course is supported by funding from the National HSCP Office

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join Charlotte the CPD Coordinator for this Zoom session and discover all about CPD and COUR registration.

Free

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

CPD/CORU REGISTRATION OPEN FORUM via Zoom meetings Wednesday 1st November 2023 @ 12:30 pm until 2 pm You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join Charlotte the CPD Coordinator for this Zoom session and discover: CORU registration - why it is important for social care workers Grandparenting - two year transitional period with three different routes of eligibility What is the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics What are the Standards of proficiency What does 'Fitness to Practice' mean in practice What is Continuing Professional Development and how to go about it Exploring the benefits of Reflective practice Latest from CORU […]

Free

Decider skills

Athlone springs hotel Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, N37 F9T3

This is an interdisciplinary event between Social Care Ireland (SCI), The Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW), the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT), The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI), the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI), and the Society of Chiropodists and podiatrists of Ireland (SCPI).The course has been funded by the HSCP Office, HSE. As such, places are available to social care workers in the publicly funded healthcare service only.

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

CPD/CORU REGISTRATION OPEN FORUM via Zoom meetings Thursday 9th November 2023 @ 12:00 pm until 1.30 pm You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join Charlotte the CPD Coordinator for this Zoom session and discover: CORU registration - why it is important for social care workers Grandparenting - two year transitional period with three different routes of eligibility What is the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics What are the Standards of proficiency What does 'Fitness to Practice' mean in practice What is Continuing Professional Development and how to go about it Exploring the benefits of Reflective practice Latest from CORU […]

Free

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

CPD/CORU REGISTRATION OPEN FORUM via Zoom meetings Wednesday 15h November 2023 @ 12:30 pm until 2 pm You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Join Charlotte the CPD Coordinator for this Zoom session and discover: CORU registration - why it is important for social care workers Grandparenting - two year transitional period with three different routes of eligibility What is the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics What are the Standards of proficiency What does 'Fitness to Practice' mean in practice What is Continuing Professional Development and how to go about it Exploring the benefits of Reflective practice Latest from CORU […]

Free

Attachment and Trauma Informed Care In a Health & Social Care Context

Radisson Hotel Northgate St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Athlone, Ireland

This event is hosted by Social Care Ireland.  It is an interdisciplinary event in collaboration with the Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland (AOTI) and the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (ISLT). It is funded by the National Health and Social Care Professionals Office (HSCP Office). Working with attachment and trauma in a relational way has many inherent challenges – nowhere is this more prevalent and complex than in the field of health and social care. Carol Duffy has 20 years’ experience working in health and social care and 15 of those have been practicing as a child and adolescent psychotherapist specialising in play therapy.

€30.00

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland.
Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development. CPD – you’re doing it, but you’re possibly not realizing it! Let us show you how to use this to your advantage

Free

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland. Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development
CPD – you’re doing it, but you’re possibly not realizing it! Let us show you how to use this to your advantage

Free

Working effectively with individual with Intellectual Disability and Mental Health Difficulties

Online

Social Care Ireland are delighted to be back collaborating with the National Institute of Intellectual Disability Services (NIIDS) who are facilitating this 7 day programme.  This will provide frontline staff with a framework for understanding and addressing the problems that arise when an individual has both intellectual disabilities, mental health difficulties and possibly a personality disorder. It provides staff with a range of creative strategies which they can use as effective approaches.

CPD/CORU information session

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland. Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development

Free

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland. Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development
CPD – you’re doing it, but you’re possibly not realizing it! Let us show you how to use this to your advantage

Free

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland. Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development
CPD – you’re doing it, but you’re possibly not realizing it! Let us show you how to use this to your advantage

Free

CPD/CORU Information Session

Online

Latest from CORU following a meeting with the board of directors within Social Care Ireland.
Get your questions answered – Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. Charlotte is also interested to hear about the information and supports needed for your professional development
CPD – you’re doing it, but you’re possibly not realizing it! Let us show you how to use this to your advantage.

Free

Social Care Ireland Annual Conference 2024

Radisson Blu Hotel Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork, Ireland

Save the date for next years conference - 2nd and 3rd of April 2025 in the Fairways in Dundalk! Thank you to all the presenters and delegates that attended this years annual Social Care Ireland conference in the Radisson Blu in Cork. The conference committee rely on volunteers to make it a success and we value your feedback so we can make it even better! This survey will take 4 minutes to complete. EXTENDED CONFERENCE BROCHURE Provisional Conference Timetable Thank you to all our sponsors have a look at the digital pack to see all that is on offer Social […]

€40.00 – €220.00

Foundations of Inclusive practice – A Social Role Valorisation (SRV) taster

Online

Social Care Ireland are delighted to be working on this project with Charlotte Knight; Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) Trainer and Consultant and Pamela Mansell (SSDL) Trainer, Executive Coach and Consultant. This taster workshop is suitable for any social care practitioner who has no prior knowledge of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) and would like to find out more. This session offers a brief overview of the central concepts; social devaluation, wounding, power of roles and the potential to bring about positive change in the lives of marginalised people.

Free