May 16, 2022

Job Vacancy – “Director of Services” – Don Bosco Care

Don Bosco Care is seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced Director of Services to lead their management team and staff. The Director of Services will ensure the highest standard of care to children and young people and the ongoing development and delivery of a broad range of services including residential care, aftercare and outreach programmes, underpinned by the ethos and core values of Don Bosco Care. Ideally, candidates will have relevant experience at senior management level in the voluntary sector. Closing date for applications: Friday May 27th To apply: Applicants should forward a current CV and a cover letter […]
May 12, 2022

National Advocacy Service awarded tender to deliver Patient Advocacy Service for further five years

(sent on behalf of Louise Loughlin, National Manager of the National Advocacy Service)  Dear colleagues, I am delighted to announce that the National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities (NAS) will continue to operate Ireland’s Patient Advocacy Service for another five years. Following a competitive tendering process, the National Patient Safety Office in the Department of Health (DoH) has awarded the contract for the Patient Advocacy Service to NAS, running from October 2022 until October 2027. The Patient Advocacy Service is an independent, free and confidential service that provides information and support to people who want to make a complaint […]
May 12, 2022

An introduction to Transgender Awareness

Training for OTs and healthcare professionals   Venue: Online Price: €20.00 Event Date:  20th June 2022 APPLY NOW This two half-day workshop will be of interest to OTs and other healthcare professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of Trans issues in an Irish and an International context. ‘The LGBT Ireland Report’ (Higgins et al., 2016) recommended training to reduce mental health risks and to build resilience among trans people, including children and young people. The Eurohealthnet report ‘Health4LGBTI’ recommended promoting diversity and inclusion by aiming to increase the use of inclusive language and inclusive practice. Informed healthcare professionals can reduce […]
May 4, 2022

Webinar 4 – Functional Assessment of Capacity – Tuesday 17th May 2022, 2pm-3.30pm

Webinar Series – Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015- Webinar 4 – Functional Assessment of Capacity – Tuesday 17th May 2022, 2pm-3.30pm Chaired by:  Professor Mary Donnelly, School of Law, UCC Webinar Series – Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 Commencement and Implementation The National Office for Human Rights and Equality Policy based in Strategy and Research was established to support health and social care services to prepare for the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 which is scheduled for June 2022. The role of this office is to build the capacity and capability of staff to achieve compliance with human […]
May 4, 2022

Call for submissions: June edition of Practice Links

If you have anything you would like to share with colleagues through Practice Links (events, publications, websites, reports, blogs, video links, new practice focused apps, call for papers, videos, etc.), please email the full details to by Friday 20th  May. The next edition of Practice Links will be circulated in the first week of June.Submissions should not be more than one A4 page, ideally shorter. Where possible, include a high-quality PDF or JPG of your images/logos/flyers/poster etc. The PL team reserve the right to not include materials, and we cannot always guarantee inclusion due to space considerations.Practice Links is circulated to c. 1,200 email addresses and read by over double that amount per […]
April 28, 2022

Person in Charge (Formally Deputy Manager Role)

Job Description & Specification   Position Title:  Person in Charge (Formally Deputy Manager Role)   Reports to: Manager of Wellsprings Residential and Outreach Services   Location: Wellsprings Wandesford Quay.   Hours of Work: 37 hours per week   Remuneration: The salary in place for this position is Social Worker Team Leader Point 1 Department of Health Pay scales as of 1.4.17.     Details of Service:   Wellsprings is a registered charity and is registered as HURUMA CLG t/a Wellsprings company limited by guarantee, which provides care and aftercare services for young women. The Service was established in 1995 by […]
April 25, 2022

Annual Spark Summit – 16th June 2022

The HSE Spark Innovation Programme are delighted to invite you to the annual Spark Summit 2022 which will be held at the Clayton Hotel, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, on the 16th June. Spark Summit 2022 is a unique health innovation conference for healthcare staff, industry and academics. The summit focuses on the exciting innovations that are transforming the ways that we provide care! It is a one-day conference comprising of inspirational keynotes, panel discussions and debates. Themes for the summit include: Frontline Innovation The Importance of Design Emerging Health Technologies The event will bring together a mix of […]
April 25, 2022

‘Reconnecting with the heart of frontline practice

A national seminar will take place on Tuesday 24th May 2022 at Nano Nagle Place in Cork to provide time and space for frontline practitioners to pause and reflect on their work. ‘Reconnecting with the heart of frontline practice’ is a hybrid in-person and online event, open to all frontline practitioners working in health, social care, social work or education. This is the third consecutive year this seminar has been held. The theme of this year’s event is “Connecting and relating in diverse and complex settings” as healthcare, social work, social care and educational workplace settings are by their nature complex […]
April 22, 2022

HSCP Day 2022 – Recognition, Reflection and Renewal Wednesday, 27th April, 2022.

The theme is Recognition, Reflection and Renewal.    Recognition – We want to recognise the effort, above and beyond the call of duty, for service users/patients  as well as the sacrifices HSCP and all staff have made over the past two years. Reflection –  This is an opportunity to reflect and remember the loss on so many levels during the pandemic. A chance to reflect on the changes to our lives and work and what we might propose to carry forward. Renewal – A chance to recharge and take time for ourselves to refresh and recover and think about the future. We encourage […]
March 30, 2022

Digneys Head Shave – SCI Annual Conference – 6th April

Conference attendees, don’t miss John’s live head share for charity on Wed 6th April (Radisson Hotel) @ 5.15pm. For those of you that can’t make it on the day. John would really appreciate any donation you can give. Well done John – two great causes! We’re looking forward to seeing the end result 🙂 Read John’s full story below Full Story/Donate Here
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