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Social Work

Early Years Intervention Team Social Worker

The Social Worker serves as a contact point between St Josephs and families. The Social Worker on our Early Intervention Team, in most cases, is the first person who will come and visit you and your child, in your own home.

They will aim to provide ongoing support and counselling as required for service users and their families.

Referral into a number of additional services offered by St Josephs is managed by your social worker, these include:


The social workers in St Josephs also are responsible for the role of Designated Liaison Person for all service users aged 0-18yrs

Social Workers act as advocates for service users and families and seek to inform them of their entitlements.

Listed below are a number of useful links which may be of benefit to your family, they outline government supports that are available.

Your social worker will be able to help you complete these applications and will guide you as to which support is best suited to your current needs.

Citizens Information also provides comprehensive information on the benefits and entitlements available to people with disabilities, their families and carers. To find out about benefits and entitlements that you may be able to apply for, please visit the Citizen's Information Website.


Social Work Team St. Josephs

Joanne Jenks Principle Social Worker, Designated Officer, Designated Liaison Person 
Sharon O’Donovan  Senior Social Work Practitioner, ASD Team 
Pierce O’Brien Adults Services, Acting Deputy Designated Officer
Mary Hughes ASD Team
Jennifer Flynn Early Intervention, Home from Home Project