MACS Children's Therapeutic Community
Full Time, Permanent
37.5 hours per week
£26,224 per annum & pension at 4% of salary
Closing Date:
Monday, 15 Feb 2021 @09:30am
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MACS have established a Therapeutic Community (Home/House) for up to 3 children aged between 6-13 years old.

The children can live in the House for 2 years. The children referred will have experienced significant trauma and will therefore show us complex needs and extreme behaviours. Their needs and risk taking behaviours cannot be met in mainstream Children’s Homes or Foster Care.

The Team Lead will support the team with the day to day running of the Therapeutic Community Team including; facilitating meetings; House Diary Management, task and finish, time management and ensuring that all systems for communication are fully utilised.

Skills & Knowledge Required

Criteria 1

  • Professional Qualification in any of the following areas: Social Work, Youth and Community Work, Occupational Therapy, Teaching, Nursing


  • 2 years’ experience of working with children / young people who have experienced significant trauma and an understanding of the associated behaviours


  • 2 years’ experience of leading a team


  • 3 years’ experience of working with children / young people who have experienced significant trauma and an understanding of the associated behaviours


  • 1 years’ experience of leading a team

Criteria 2

  • Ability to work on your own initiative and make decisions (autonomous) in a responsible and accountable manner

Criteria 3

  • Ability to exhibit excellent team working capabilities

Criteria 4

  • Experience of liaising with statutory agencies in order to meet the needs of a child

Criteria 5

  • Able to demonstrate excellent written skills

Criteria 6

  • Understanding of Care Experienced Children who have experienced significant trauma and experience of working with the associated behaviours; including high levels of risk taking and aggressive/violent behaviour

Criteria 7

  • A full current driving license and access to a car is required so as to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full



  • Experience of working with children and young people in a residential setting (children’s home, leaving and aftercare, Hospitals, residential centres, respite centres)
  • Experience of managing a Rota

Hours of Employment

37.5 hours per week - Working Hours may include evenings, weekends and bank holidays and may change to reflect the needs of the young people.

Why work for MACS?

  • At MACS we value staff work-life balance. We offer many flexible working options, family-friendly work arrangements.
  • We offer competitive salaries and higher than average pension contributions.
  • We are Employers for Childcare Family Friendly winners 2015, 2016 and 2017 and have also attained Investors in People Health and Wellbeing and Gold Awards as well as Irish News Workplace Wellbeing Award winners 2017!

These are just some of the many benefits of working for MACS. Find out more reasons to join the team.

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MACS Supporting Children & Young People is an Equal Opportunities Employer