House Pedagogues - couple - Ireland

Salary Up to Euro 32,500, per person
Reference VR01106
Location County Tipperary, Ireland.
Start date Early 2018
Job Description

This service is a residential home for up to 3 young people with complex needs. The service aims to address areas of care such as, clinical intervention, living environment, education, therapeutic activity and family work. This is a therapeutic community with a social pedagogical approach. There are other social pedagogues employed, so you would be joining a team familiar with the approach. 

We are looking for two social pedagogues/educators to live in, on shift (some days living in, some days off). You may be a married couple or partners, or two friends who want to live and work together. It is essential that at least one of the pair is a social pedagogye/educator, ideally both.

You will share the living space with the children for whom you care. You will work with other team members, such as activity coordinators and report to the manager of the service.

Most children have experienced abuse and/or neglect and have other bio-psychosocial vulnerabilities, resulting in a range of emotional, social, behavioural problems and concerns about their and others’ wellbeing.

Clinical interventions include psychotherapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, systemic family therapy, equine assisted therapy, activity based learning, psycho-education and a range of group interventions. Your role is to create a home for the children (age range is approximately 10 to 17 years old).

Required Education Level Degree
Qualifications Social Pedagogy, Social Education, or equivalent
Duration Permanent contract
Available Postions 2
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  • Qualification in Social Pedagogy, or equivalent
  • If one person in the couple is a Social Pedagogue (or equivalent, the other person should have relevant experience e.g. community living relevant to working with children and young people in residential care
  • Excellent English
  • Experience working with children and young people with challenging behaviour in a residential home or fostering
  • Passion for delivering best practice to children and young people in care
  • Able to be a positive role model
  • Adaptability and flexibility, creativity and initiative
  • Willingness and ability to live in for part of the time
  • Willingness and ability to apply social pedagogic principals and ways of working
  • Empathy and awareness
  • Able to manage resources, staff and facilities on site
  • Driving licence is essential as the area is very rural
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