Social Care Manager Vacancy – Fresh Start

Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Families
July 10, 2017

Social Care Manager Vacancy – Fresh Start

Fresh Start Job Vacancy

Fresh Start is currently one of the leading Private Providers of Residential Childcare in Ireland with numerous centres throughout the Leinster and Munster regions. Fresh Start works in partnership with the Child and Family Agency to implement individualised care packages for all children and young people availing of the service. Each centre provides therapeutic care programmes for children and young people who present with a variety of needs. The principle underpinning the ethos of Fresh Start is “that the welfare of the child is of paramount consideration” (Child Care Act 1991, Section 3.2.)

Fresh Start are seeking motivated, child centred staff, who hold a strong desire to assist in providing young people with a positive and safe experience in Residential Care.

If you have acquired the appropriate qualifications, knowledge and experience, and are seeking a new challenge, please make your application via our website (, or alternatively you can request an Application Form and Job Description, citing the Job Reference, to

Fresh Start is now recruiting for the following post:



Social Care Manager (County Westmeath) 

The Social Care Manager will hold responsibility for overseeing the centre. The successful candidate will be required to have in place mechanisms for assessing the quality and effectiveness of the service provided by the centre, particularly outcomes for the children and young people.


  • Candidates must have, at a minimum, a B.A. in Social Care or the equivalent in a related discipline, and hold a minimum of five years’ experience in Residential/Social Care or a related discipline, two of which should be in a supervisory capacity.

  • The ideal candidate is required to work within both National and Company Policy.


Desirable Skills and Attributes:

The required candidate should hold numerous skills and attributes, including but not limited to:

  • Strong Leadership Skills;

  • Knowledge of current legislative framework pertaining to Residential Childcare;

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;

  • Ability to perform duties as part of a team;

  • Be driven, motivated and focused;

  • Ability to work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team;

  • Have experience of inter-agency collaboration.


Attractive Salary and Conditions are available for the right candidate.

Please quote Job Reference SCMFS0617 on all correspondence relating to this post.

Closing Date for Applications is Friday 28th July 2017.