Senior Social Worker (Adult mental health)

Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people with Mental Health difficulties?

Medforce Recruitment are delighted to share a very exciting opportunity for a Senior Social Worker to join a 200 bedded Psychiatric Hospital in South Dublin. This Psychiatric hospital is highly renowned and currently has an specialist adolescent in patient unit.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain a lot of experience working in our Adults with mental health conditions.  You will be joining a supportive, friendly, caring organisation where you will be valued and work as part of team. You will receive regular supervision, have the support of your manager and colleagues and have plentiful opportunities to expand your skills and knowledge.

Role: A fulltime position, a fixed term 12-month contract with a high possibility of becoming permanent. This is a Monday to Friday position.

The specific duties and requirements attached to this position are:

  1. To provide a professional social work service to the attending patient population, family and relevant others.
  2. To carry a caseload and perform the duties required of a Senior Social Worker as a member of multi-disciplinary teams.
  3. To work as a member of a General Adult Multi-Disciplinary Team, under the clinical leadership of the Consultant Psychiatrist.
  4. To report to the Head of Department on matters of professional practice and development, in accordance with the Statutory requirements of CORU, the Social Work Regulatory body.
  5. To maintain competent standards in the exercise of assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic and recording procedures and to keep abreast of developments in the field.
  6. To assist in service evaluation, standard setting and professional audit procedures.
  7. To supervise and act as a practice teacher to students on placement within the hospital who are pursuing social work training courses in consultation with the relevant universities and the head of department.

Essential Requirements:


Charlene is a strategic, highly enthusiastic leader with a wealth of experience supplying Allied Health and Social Care professionals across acute hospitals, community, primary care facilities, mental health services, disability services, social care organisations within the Public and Private sector across Ireland.

To discuss this role in detail please contact Charlene Cooke by telephone 085-8768218 or email 

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