Senior Medical Social Worker in Paediatric Obesity Services

Duration of Post

Permanent

Campaign Reference

146735

Closing Date

5th October 2022

Purpose of the Role:

The W82GO paediatric obesity service in Children’s Health Ireland is an established multidisciplinary team providing assessment and treatment of children and adolescents referred with overweight and obesity.  The service at CHI at Temple Street is an accredited centre of excellence for the management of obesity in children at European level (EASO COMS) and is linked with international centres in Europe, Australia and in the United States. Treatment options vary according to clinical need, and include 1:1 interventions or group programme in line with best practice. The service participates in a strong audit and research programme and has published in peer reviewed journals. 

The HSE Model of Care for the Management of Overweight and Obesity* was published in 2020 and the Obesity and Overweight Care Pathway**, which supports an activity based funding approach was agreed in 2022.  The Model of Care and pathway set out how the care of people living with overweight and obesity should be organised and resourced now and in the future. Services are aligned to five defined levels of care. Level 3 refers to physician led, multidisciplinary specialist weight management services that provide care for children with complex obesity, while level 4 involves specialist hospital care for individuals with complex obesity including bariatric surgery services. CHI will be a provider of both level 3 and level 4 services and the multidisciplinary team is expanding as a result of this.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the growing multidisciplinary team as Senior Medical Social Worker to lead in the delivery of Medical Social Work interventions to individuals attending the service. The post holder will be an integral member of the MDT providing psychosocial and practical support to patients & their families. The successful candidate will also be responsible for advanced clinical practice, liaising and consulting with the multidisciplinary team and the development of the social work service in these areas.  This post will also carry senior social work responsibilities within the Medical Social Work department.

Essential Criteria:

  • Hold a recognised post graduate professional qualification in Social Work, NSWQ or equivalent.
  • Be registered as a social worker with CORU (registration number to be provided on CV)
  • Have at least 3 years post qualifying experience.
  • Post graduate experience of work in a multidisciplinary context, preferably a Hospital setting.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and experience of working with families whose lives are socially challenged
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of Child Protection Work

How to Apply & Informal Enquiries:

* Please note that you must submit a cover letter with your CV, this forms part of your application and CV’s will not be accepted without a detailed cover letter.

Please click here for a copy of the job description for this post. 

The closing date for submissions of CV’s and letter of application is Wednesday 5th October 2022 by 5pm.  Applications must be completed through the advertised post on CHI.jobs by clicking ‘Apply for Job’.

Applications will not be accepted through direct email or any other method.

For informal enquiries for this specialty/department, please contact Kayleigh Povey, A/Head Medical Social Worker, CHI at Temple Street, kayleigh.povey@cuh.ie.

For other queries relating to this recruitment process, please contact; Sharon Mannion, HR Recruitment Specialist, sharon.mannion@nchg.ie.  

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CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns

CHI provides a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs through your work life and beyond:

  • Excellent Annual Leave entitlement
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Monthly Health & Wellbeing Activities
  • Access to first-rate postgraduate programmes/Educational Assistance
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Access to excellent public transport at all CHI sites
  • Bike to Work
  • Tax Saver Travel Scheme
  • On-site Banking
  • Choirs/Musical Society
  • Running Clubs/ Walking Groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Lunch and Learns