Working in Social Care

24.3.2021 | Social Witness,

As part of our social witness, the PCI Council for Social Witness provides high quality care and support in the community through the provision of residential care, supported housing and nursing care for older people, day care, residential respite care, supported living and other services for people with a learning disability and/or a physical disability. We also work with people with addictions and with offenders.

Our mission statement “People matter to God” is at the centre of all that we do, and this is reflected in both the quality of care that we aim to provide, and in the working environment that we want to maintain for our staff teams.  

For further information on the locations in which we operate throughout Ireland, please click here.

Job roles with the Council for Social Witness

We have a range of job roles, often available on either a full time or a part time basis.  Depending on the role, previous experience is not always required, as full training will be provided.  Opportunities on offer can include:

  • Care Assistant
  • Senior Care Assistant 
  • Domestic Assistant
  • Laundry Assistant
  • Deputy Home Manager
  • Home Manager
  • Nurse
  • Support Worker
  • Substance Misuse Practitioner / Social Worker 

For information on our current job vacancies please click here.   

Training and career progression

We are committed to enabling each of our staff members to reach their true potential, and to fulfill their role in providing the best possible care for our service users.  As a member of our social care team, you will be provided with all of the relevant training and induction needed for you to excel in your new role. This will include all mandatory training required for registered care posts, as well the opportunity to obtain more specialist training in relevant areas, and further qualifications such as QCF level 2, 3 and 5.  

For those interested in taking on more responsibility, we offer the chance to further develop and to progress into senior roles such as that of Senior Care Assistant, Deputy Manager and Home Manager. 

Benefits of working for the Council for Social Witness 

  • A caring and supportive working environment
  • Making a difference in the lives of others in need of support
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Free uniforms, and free meals whilst on shift 
  • Free training: including mandatory training, and opportunities for further development such as obtaining QCF qualifications up to and including level 5
  • Free Access NI checks and NISCC registration 
  • An Employee Assistance Programme which includes free counselling for both you and your immediate family
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Enhanced maternity pay provisions 
  • Long service awards