Why Work With Us?
When you work with Odyssey Social Care, you’re part of a dedicated team that’s as supportive to each other as we are to the young people in our care.
Because we know that our success depends on yours, you’ll get continuous on the job training through our network of certified trainers. Quite simply, our supportive, adaptive and flexible approach is designed to give you the best opportunities to progress through the company and further your social care career.
Hear from our Head of Residential Services, Stacey McGrath about the work she does at Odyssey Social Care.
Services Manager, Co Wicklow
October 3, 2023
Fixed Term Social Care Manager (6 Months Maternity Cover)
Social Care Leader, Co. Wicklow
Social Care Leader, Co. Roscommon
Social Care Worker, (Under 12’s Service)
Social Care Worker, Co. Roscommon
Social Care Worker, Co. Wicklow
Social Care Worker, Co. Wexford
Social Care Worker, Co. Kilkenny
Deputy Manager, Co. Roscommon
Social Care Manager, Co Laois
Social Care Worker, Co. Cork
Relief Social Care Worker
Monaghan, Roscommon, Laois, Wicklow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Cork, Tipperary & Limerick
Social Care Leader, (Under 12’s Service)
Hear From Our Employees
“Each day working in residential is quite different, which is a factor I enjoy in the role. Working alongside the young people to support them in all aspects of daily life.
Social Care Worker
“If you have a genuine passion for improving young people’s lives then Odyssey SC is for you. Our young people do have control over what they want their destiny to be with the support of Odyssey SC our amazing workforce strives to achieve all our young people’s goals and give them a safe and caring childhood that they deserve.
Deputy Manager Part 2
“The core of our house is our staff team, in which we have experienced every situation and emotion together. Of course, we do meet challenges along the way, but the management are always there to support with 24 hour on call available. So, if you feel like being a part of our fun-loving Odyssey Social Care family then apply today.
Social Care Worker
“As the behaviour analyst, I have worked closely and collaboratively with young people and team members in developing new coping skills, teaching social and emotional behaviours, adapting the environment to meet the needs of the young people and most importantly building healthy, meaningful, and quality relationships with themselves and others.
“As an outdoor enthusiast, I understand the importance and therapeutic benefits of the natural world and I have spent most of my career promoting and encouraging the people I support to exploit these benefits by immersing themselves in nature.
The Saoirse Adventure Project
“I’m proud to be part of an organisation that puts the needs of children and young people at the centre of what we do. I see this in practice through the quality of care and warmth provided by my amazing Odyssey colleagues
At Odyssey Social Care, we are constantly implementing new key skills training across many different platforms. To ensure that it’s accessible to all staff, it’s delivered in ways and at times designed to suit you, from in-person sessions across the country to both interactive and independent training online.
Our Training Team
Our training team includes some of the most experienced and dedicated people in the field of Social Care, with over 30 years of industry experience between them. All our trainers have worked in various positions throughout their careers including relief, core team member, team leader and management. It is this experience that enables our trainers to not only bring vital and relevant information, but also to adapt the training to real life practice for the benefit for our teams and our young people.
Our training programme is delivered under the following 3 categories:
- Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
- Child Protection
- Fire Safety
- Medication Management
- Basic First Aid
- Anti-Ligature Training
- Manual Handling
Team learning & skills
- Policies & Procedures
- Risk Management
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Placement Planning
- Drug Awareness
- Sex Education
- Handling of Complaints
- Ohana Suicide Awareness
- Report Writing
- Effective Supervision
Odyssey Social Care provides Educational Assistance to encourage its employees to continue their formal education as part of their professional development. In the academic year of 2021/2022 we supported and funded 17 employees with their education needs in courses such as Behavioural Analyst level 8 in Social Care, MA in Social Care Management, HDIP in Applied Social Studies.
We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of the young people in our care and rely on our staff to achieve this. To acknowledge this we are happy to contribute to your wellbeing by supporting your personal and professional development in the following ways:
- A rostering system focused on ensuring a Healthy Work/Life balance
- Annual Appraisals & Talent Recognition
- Blended Working (Role-Dependant)
- Career Progression Support
- Company Social Events
- Entertainment & Team Days
- Free Core Professional Training
- Management Programme
- Personalised Training & Development Plans
- Professional Development & Mentorship
- A Competitive Salary including full hourly rate for overnights
- 2-Year Length of Service Increment for Childcare Staff
- Company Pension Scheme & Contribution Match (Role Dependent)
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Education Assistance Fund
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Health Insurance Grant
- Length of Service Increments for Unit & Deputy Managers
- Life Cover
- Refer a Friend Bonus
- Tax Saver Commuter Ticket Scheme