July 6, 2018

M.A. Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care – Carlow I.T.

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s is delighted to announce our new Masters programme beginning in October this year. The M.A. Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care is based on our well established MATCC programme that has been running at the college for over 10 years. The newly designed programme now emphasises the skills and abilities required for leading therapeutic care in practice. We have found that graduates of the programme move to take on positions of practice responsibility within the organisations in which they work and beyond. Key features of the programme:  An advanced practice course with an emphasis […]
June 27, 2018

Resilience Matters- Social Care in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Save the date: 8th November 2018 Social Care in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Present Resilience Matters Tackling resilience, technology and mental health   With Keynote Speakers on the day: Colman Noctor is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. He has worked across a range of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services both in Ireland and abroad and he has a wealth of national and international clinical experience. Colman specialises in the treatment of emotional disorders. As a self-confessed technology addict himself he has a keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health and frequently contributes to national media […]
June 26, 2018

CORU Updates for Social Care Workers

CORU have commenced recruitment for Social Care Work Academics and Practitioners who may wish to apply for reviews teams who facilitate programme approval on behalf of the Social Care Workers Registration Board. The Social Care Workers Registration Board will be undertaking approval of social care work education and training programmes under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (as amended). It is anticipated the programme approval for social care work education will commence in mid-2019. Review teams constituting social care work academics, practitioners and members of the public assist the Registration Board with this work CORU are also currently […]
June 15, 2018

Family Carers Ireland: ‘Life After Care’ Conference

Family Carers Ireland: ‘Life After Care’ Conference June 18th 2018 Hilton Hotel Kilmainham Inchicore Road Dublin 8 Time: 9:30 am- 14:45 pm Family Carers Ireland (FCI) are running a year long pilot program ” Plan C” providing supports to carers where a change has occurred in their role as a carer. This Conference is part of the project to highlight research that has taken place around the family carers role and what happens when that role changes or ends ? We would like to see more research in this area. Click this link for further information: Click HERE
May 31, 2018

Disability Sector: Violence in the Workplace?

Disability social care workers please note that a further research study in conjunction with UCC will take place this Autumn on the subject of Violence in the Workplace. Further details to follow as they become available.
May 31, 2018

Registration Awareness Study

Social Care Ireland ‘Statutory registration awareness amongst social care workers survey’ report here.  
May 29, 2018

M.A by Research (level 9) funded by Limerick Institute of Technology

LIT Funded M.A by research (Level 9) opportunity under ASCEND research group. The successful candidate will be researching factors leading to young people in care having aggressive and violent outbursts and are they preventable? Closing date is June 10th at 5 pm. Supervised by Ms. Geraldine Maughan. http://lit.ie/RDI/Research/FundedPositions/Young_People_in_Care.pdf http://lit.ie/RDI/Research/FundedPositions.aspx www.lit.ie/RDI/OurTeam/Staff.aspx?Name=Geraldine Maughan
May 28, 2018

RIP Bernadette Manning

Social Care Ireland would like to note the recent sad passing of Bernadette Manning and wish to extend condolences to her family and all at Positive Care Ireland.
May 28, 2018

Smart Patients Online Training platform

Smart Patients Modules We have designed three online modules, which focus on empowering you to develop self-confidence and your competence in promoting health and participating as informed citizens in your healthcare system. The main objectives are summarised under the project motto: Prevent-Empower-Participate. Smart Patients courses Three Smart Patients Modules entitled Prevent-Empower-Participate offer a range of awareness raising, training and demonstration materials that will empower you around important health issues. Each module is made up of a series of sub-modules and these sub-modules can be completed as stand-alone learning experiences. Smart Patients mobile application The Smart Patients’ mobile phone application was developed to facilitate […]
May 2, 2018

People Strategy – Leaders in People Services – consultation and engagement process

The HSE Human Resources Division is launching a process of consultation and engagement in relation to the People Strategy – Leaders in People Services, our organisation’s HR roadmap for the health service. Our current People Strategy runs from 2015 – 2018 and is anchoring all key HR developments in our system. We are now scooping out requirements for a refreshed People Strategy which is planned to run from 2019 – 2021. Look out for our invitation to you to complete our People Strategy Review Survey, which will issue shortly. We are seeking your ideas to refresh and energise the impact […]