Principal Social Worker

Job Overview

Are you a Senior Social Worker looking for a Principal Social Work opportunity? Do you adopt a person centred-approach and support service users with empathy, kindness and respect? If you approach all tasks in a confident, timely manner and are looking to take the next step in your career, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

I delighted to be recruiting a Principal Social Worker for my client, a well known University Hospital based in Cork that treats over 137,000 patients. They have over 1,200 staff providing complex diagnostic, medical and surgical care with strong academic and research programmes. They provide a comprehensive range of services consistent with its status as a Model 3 hospital, providing 24/7 acute surgery, acute medicine and critical care.

Full time, Permanent Contract


  • Responsible for the overall management and performance of social work activity within hospital in keeping with good professional practice, CORU regulations and subject to agreed national policy directives and priorities including the clinical programmes.
  • Responsible for the delivery of the social work service within the budget allocation.
  • Develop good working relationships with other Heads of Discipline, professionals, specialist services, community and voluntary organisations to provide integrated quality care to service users.
  • Help and advise managers in the planning and provision of social work services.
  • Be aware of their responsibilities as a Mandated Person and take a leadership role in the implementation of the Children First Act (2015) in the hospital.


  • Must be registered in the Social Workers Register maintained by the Social Workers Registration Board at CORU.
  • Maintain live annual registration on the Social Workers Register maintained by the Social Workers Registration Board at CORU.
  • Have 5 years relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability, professional and managerial ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.#

If you are interested in this position, please call Isabel Gough Recruitment Consultant on 0861449043.

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