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Fostering Advisor- Recruitment and Assessment Team- 17.5 hours weekly- initially a homebased post located in either counties Cork, Tipperary or Limerick

A fostering advisor is responsible for the recruitment process for prospective Foster Carers from service planning, initial visit through the application process, managing all the administration with regard to the recruitment of foster carers, whilst delivering excellent customer service at all times

**Salary €30,000-€32,000 pro rata subject to experience**

  • At least 2 years general office experience within a customer focused service
  • You will be a self-starter, comfortable with taking initiative, a creative problem solver and happy to share your experience with a multi-disciplinary team of committed staff
  • Communication is key to what we do and any potential candidate will have a track record of excellence in this area
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to make decisions and act on own initiative
  • Experience of establishing new client groups, sales and/or customer service
  • Demonstrate customer relationship experience
  • Ability to compose clear, accurate and concise reports, emails and letters
  • Experience successfully executing marketing activities would be desirable

Click here to download the full job description and here for the application form.

Alternatively, you can email to request these documents directly.

For further information on Fostering First Ireland please visit or for an informal discussion please contact Nora Ni Thuama, Principal Social Worker at  087 7868493

Closing date for receipt of applications is the 22nd August 2018

Please note shortlisting of applicants will apply

Please email completed application forms to

 **Please note, interviews will take place on Thursday 30th August in FFI Head Office, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 8**


Assessing Social Worker

Due to continued growth FFI wish to recruit self-employed, sessional fostering assessors on an ‘as and when required’ basis in the Dublin, Meath, Wexford, Limerick and surrounding areas.

Fostering First Ireland (FFI) is a dynamic non-statutory foster care agency working in partnership with Tusla providing high quality and innovative family placements for children in care.

FFI are seeking to recruit to assessors on a self-employed contractual basis. Experience in fostering and writing fostering assessment reports would be beneficial.

You must be accredited as a social worker by CORU having obtained the NQSW or an equivalent qualification to work in the Republic of Ireland.

FFI offer a competitive fee per assessment, and a mileage allowance.  FFI also offer practical assistance and supervision during the assessment process.

Please forward your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to

For an informal discussion please contact Fiona Power, Assessment Co-Ordinator on 0861805783

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