Social Work

Your Social Worker is the contact between St. Josephs, service users and their families they are available to support the move from school age to adults and provide ongoing support.

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

The social workers on the adult team are responsible for the role of Designated Officer and link with Safeguarding & Protection Teams CHO3 /CHO4.

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