House Pedagogues - couple - Ireland

Salary Range (per couple) Euro 50,000 - 75,000 uple)
Reference VR1042
Location Near Michelstown, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Start date as soon as possible - flexible
Job Description

This service comprises of two houses which residential homes, each able to accommodate up to 4 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 currently 6 social pedagogues employed by this organization.

We are looking for two social care professionals to live in, either 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 social care qualified, ideally both.

This role is similar to professional fostering and you will share the living space with the children for whom you care. You will provide cover for the social pedagogues who run the home alongside the rest of the team, reporting to the manager of the service. The team includes a range of professionals, including actitivity therapists.

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 or equivalent
Duration Permanent contract
Available Postions 2
Apply Info


  • 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
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