Childcare / Social Work

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Childcare & Social Work

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Working in Childcare and Social Work Sector in Ireland

IThe range of career opportunities and job titles within social care is vast. As a graduate, the professions within this area your career could lead you to include social work, social care, early childhood care and education, rehabilitation, youth and community work or counselling.

Types of Roles

Youth Workers
Community Welfare Officers
Early Years Educators
Childcare Assistants
Nursery Assistants
Social Services Workers
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Average Salary

The average can vary based on position, experience, degree and where you work. Positions in social work can pay upwards of €40k per year, whereas positions in childcare have an average annual salary of €25k.

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Working Hours & Holidays

Working hours can vary by employer, but can include regularly working long and/or unsociable hours.

By law, all those who work full-time in Ireland are entitled to 20 days of annual leave. It's not usually possible to get away with not taking leave and most employers will also award extra vacation days to long-term employees.