September 30, 2022

Podcast Three Interview with Noelle

If you are thinking about going back to further education you may be interested in listening to these podcasts.  Social Care Ireland interviewed some social care workers who would like to share their experience of partaking in a Masters programme.  As a social care worker you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of choice out there or you do not know where to start. These stories capture what that was like and give some tips to the listener ! This social care worker worked within the children’s residential sector and completed a Masters programme parttime over three years. […]
September 28, 2022

The Wheel – Skills Matter – Issue 3, 2022

Welcome! Welcome to Skills Matter, our quarterly newsletter focused on upskilling and training opportunities for the nonprofit community. If you are passionate about training and staff development, or curious about how upskilling your staff or volunteers could help you achieve your mission, then this newsletter is for you! Each quarter we will share upcoming training opportunities, feature training providers from across the country, and spotlight new and innovative solutions in the field of skills development. Stories covered in this issue: National Skills Strategy – Have Your Say! Transformative Leadership Springboard+ Courses SOLAS – Leadership and Management programme Join a Roundtable with […]
September 28, 2022

Practice Links – Issue 99, October 2022

Practice Links – Issue 99, October 2022. Practice Links is a free e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary, community and non-governmental sectors. Practice Links supports practitioners to keep up-to-date with new publications, electronic publications, conferences, social media, apps, and continuing professional development opportunities.   Practice Links – Issue 99, October 2022
September 27, 2022

Being With – The Essence of Emotional Regulation – 18th October

Join CDI Learning, Networking and Celebratory Event Being With – The Essence of Emotional Regulation Tuesday 18th October 2022 9.30am-1pm Trinity Research Centre, The Russell Centre, Tallaght Cross, Tallaght, Dublin 24. The event will focus on relational approaches, sensory-emotional aspects of reading and emotional regulation and celebrate the delivery of the 200,00th book through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Speakers include: Dr Hester O’Connor, Clinical Psychologist, Lead Psychosocial Supports Dr Ciara McCarthy, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Primary Care Marion Gilhooly, Executive Director, Dollywood Foundation Dr Sinead McNally, Dublin City University Spaces are limited so please book your space
September 27, 2022

Children’s Rights Alliance – New Project Announcement!

Children’s Rights Alliance is delighted to announce the launch of a new project funded by the EU Commission which the Children’s Rights Alliance is undertaking in partnership with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Tusla the Child and Family Agency, Eurochild, the University of Galway, and Foróige. Project Summary: Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on children and young people across Europe. Pandemic restrictions have led to school closures, the curtailment of services and parental unemployment. Consequently, many children have experienced increased exposure to abuse, neglect, poverty, hunger, social exclusion and mental health difficulties. Certain groups of […]
September 23, 2022

Podcast Two Interview with Deborah

SCI are delighted to share the second of our Friday podcast sessions. In this week's podcast, Charlotte Burke (CPD Coordinator) interviews Deborah Brady, a Social Care Worker who shares her experience of partaking in a masters programme. If you are thinking about going back to further education this podcast is for you!
September 21, 2022

Job Vacancy: Social Care Workers

Don Bosco Services Rebuilding lives – offering young people at risk a new beginning through therapeutic care and education. Social Care Workers We require a number of Social Care Workers and Relief Social Care Workers with Residential experience to work across our service. Don Bosco Services offers a quality working environment which places the young people at the centre. The work is underpinned by a therapeutic approach and the Salesian Ethos. Regular training, supervision and team support will be offered to the successful candidates. Essential qualification for the position is BA Social Care or equivalent. Applicants should send a CV […]
September 21, 2022

Commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity ) Act 2015 – 21st November 2022

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) have confirmed to us that the ‘go live’ date for the full commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is November 21st 2022. They have also confirmed that it is the intention of the Department to move the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022 through the Seanad as quickly as possible. This process will begin on Thursday this week when the Bill is introduced to the Seanad for the second stage debate.   Preparations for commencement and implementation We are aware that many organisations, services and groups have been working hard to […]
September 21, 2022

Irish Aftercare Network Annual National Conference Friday 7th October 2022

Irish Aftercare Network Annual National Conference Friday 7th October 2022 “Looking Forward – Working With Young People Leaving Care”   How to Book Your Tickets: You can book your tickets online by clicking on this link   Irish Aftercare Network Conference – Presentation Overview  
September 21, 2022

Free Seminar to Launch Parents Plus ADHD Children’s Programme on 20th October

Parents Plus have recently developed a new evidence-based parenting programme to address the needs of parents of children with ADHD aged 6-12.   The programme is being launched with a free practice seminar on the Thursday 20th October at 10am. See more information here.
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