January 18, 2019

Exploring the extent of workplace related violence experienced by Social Care Workers in residential Disability Services

Exploring the extent of workplace related violence experienced by Social Care Workers in residential Disability Services This study will clarify what work place related violence is and how prevalent it is among Social Care Workers in residential disability services in Ireland. It seeks to identify the effects of workplace violence on Social Care Workers. This study will aim to identify whether there is likely to be under reporting of this issue. Description of workplace violence (WPV) adapted for the purpose of this research is defined as: “Workplace violence as violence that occurs where people, in the course of their employment, […]
January 15, 2019

Participation in Research with UCD for Social Care Workers

You are invited to take part in a research study examining the effects of workplace violence and psychological factors on Social Care Workers’ compassion fatigue. Principal Investigators: Keith Cregan (Principal Investigator), Dr Mary Ivers (Supervisor). Study Title: The Effect of Workplace Violence on Social Care Workers’ Compassion Fatigue. Before you decide to participate, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please read the following information carefully. To take the questionnaire press the continue button at the bottom of the information page.
January 14, 2019

Call for Abstracts extended to 25th January 2019

Conference Theme: Caring for Social Care Professionals Date: 27th & 28th March, 2019 Venue: Limerick Radisson Hotel The Social Care Ireland Conference Organising Committee welcome abstracts for consideration for research and practice/policy presentations, and workshops at the Social Care Ireland 2019 Annual Conference. The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 1 pm, Friday 25th January 2019. Abstracts, accompanied by a fully completed abstract coversheet, should be submitted to socialcareirelandcon@gmail.com Abstract guidelines and a copy of the abstract coversheet can be downloaded here. Please note that abstracts must adhere to the submission guidelines and that late submissions cannot be […]
January 14, 2019

HSCP Day 1st February 2019

Building on a hugely successful Health, Social Care Professionals day 2018, this years HSCP Day will take place on the 1st February 2019. The day provides a valuable opportunity to; share knowledge & experiences amongst HSCP & multi-disciplinary colleagues, helping to develop communities and networks of practice. Share the value of HSCP services to our service users & the healthcare system overall, leading to increased awareness about the work of individual professionals, better collaboration and shared understanding Recognise and celebrate the enormous impact of HSCP services on our service users, made possible only through our dedicated and inspiring work of […]
January 7, 2019

AUsome Cork conference

Ireland’s first ever all-autistic conference the theme is bridging the gap. A diverse range of autistic speakers will discuss a range of important topics. Keynote speaker Jennifer Cook O Toole. Tickets available at www.konfidentkidz.ie/events. Tickets priced at €89. Autistic artists will be spotlighted at the event, an art exhibition is on afterwards from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm For further details click here
December 18, 2018

Social Care Ireland Student Award 2019

The aim of the Social Care Ireland Student Award is to recognise and reward outstanding contribution and excellent performance of Social Care Students. The principles of fairness and transparency will apply in the implementation of the Social Care Ireland Student Award. Eligibility; The Social Care Ireland Student Award is open to full-time and part-time Social Care Students nationally. The definition of a Social Care Student, for the purposes of this award, is students in 1st year right up to 4th year who are studying to become Social Care Workers. Nomination; Awards will be presented annually at the Social Care Ireland […]
December 18, 2018

Social Care Ireland Outstanding Performance Award 2019

The aim of the Social Care Ireland Outstanding Contribution Award is to recognise and reward the outstanding contribution and performance of a social care worker, manager or educator. The principles of fairness and transparency will apply in the implementation of the Social Care Ireland Outstanding Contribution Award. Eligibility; The Social Care Ireland Outstanding Contribution Award is open to Social Care Ireland Members and Non-members within the Republic of Ireland. Nomination; Awards will be presented annually at the Social Care Ireland Conference. Nominations must be submitted on the nomination form and can be submitted by service users, colleagues, members of the […]
December 18, 2018

Garda Vetting Services

The Irish Association of Social Care Managers have been processing Garda Vetting on behalf of companies across the Social Care Sector since 2011. The IASCM Special Interest Group under the auspices of Social Care Ireland, has successfully expanded this service and recently have introduced a robust and comprehensive Affiliate Agreement to ensure confidentiality and compliance under GDPR. Currently, the IASCM SIG is processing Garda Vetting for in excess of 30 Affiliate organisations with an average turnaround of approximately 10 days.  The cost per application is €10 and this includes processing of Garda Vetting application, answering of queries relating to applications […]
November 22, 2018

John Sharry, SolutionTalk – Talks & Courses

TALKS AND COURSES; ‘Building Children’s Self-Esteem’ Evening Talk Dublin: Wed 28th Nov 2018, Blanchardstown Carlton Hotel, 8-9.45pm. ‘Helping Children Overcome Anxiety’ Parent Course 9am-1pm, Dublin: Sat 12th Jan 2019, Blanchardstown Carlton Hotel Cork: EXTRA DATE ADDED Sun 20th Jan. Rochestown Park PARENTING Q&As If you have a question, I might be able to answer it anonymously through my Tuesday column in The Irish Times. Please email health@irishtimes.com. Links to articles are posted weekly on my facebook and twitter pages and there are hundreds of parent Q&As archived on my website, which you can search by category here. • ‘My son […]
November 22, 2018

Your Mental Health – HSE

The HSE has redeveloped YourMentalHealth.ie to provide a significantly improved experience for those seeking mental health information, supports and services in the Republic of Ireland. People can now find personalised support options through a search tool that generates information on online resources, telephone and face-to-face services relevant to a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and stress. The site has the most comprehensive guide of mental health services provided to the community. Please consider promoting it among the communities you work in. If you have a service or provide education/training/workshops or other initiatives in the Dublin South […]