Social Worker Mental Health, inpatient unit, D 3

Temporary // Fairview, Dublin 3Salary: €21.41 - €30.73


Social Workers acute admission unit, North Dublin city

Social Worker required for locum role in acute admissions unit in North Dublin mental health service.

There unit has an activity program which provides a holistic range of therapeutic activities for those with acute and enduring mental health problems

Patients are admitted under the care of a Consultant Psychiatrist and patient care is delivered by the multi -disciplinary team including a consultant psychiatrist, non-consultant hospital doctors and nursing staff.

The multi-disciplinary team works closely with other staff from other disciplines including psychology and psychotherapy, Community Mental Health Nurses (CMHNs), Social work, Day Hospital staff, Home Care Team, Substance Abuse, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy. Treatment will vary according to the specific needs of the patient but may include drug therapy and psychosocial interventions. The physical health of patients is also attended to, with routine physical examination carried out following admission and there are close links with the Mater Hospital

Essential requirements  for a senior are:

  • A recognised qualification as a Social Worker
  • Membership of CORU
  • Experience of working with adults in a mental health setting is desirable
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

 Desirable experience / skills:

  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team, ideally an mental health team is desirable.
  • Additional training / qualifications in therapeutic approaches to working with adults

 For further information, please contact Brian Murray on 01 482 5352 or email your c.v. to

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