The Orchard Fostering Team
Meet the team
We are delighted to introduce you to our team, who manage our services on a day to day basis and are committed to providing the highest standard of care.
The team in Orchard Fostering has extensive experience working with vulnerable children and foster families. We recognise the need for a holistic and therapeutic foster service, where our foster carers receive a supportive framework in order to welcome vulnerable children into their homes and grow positively, enjoying the fostering experience.
Meet our Management Team
Jenny joined Orchard Fostering in 2017 as Principal Social Worker. In 2019 Jenny moved into the role of Director of Operations and has since become the Managing Director of the service. Jenny obtained her master’s degree in social work in 2009. Jenny has also worked as a counsellor since 2013 and qualified as a psychotherapist in 2016. Jenny has extensive experience in foster care and is a member of the TUSLA Foster Care Committee in Dublin North City, this committee oversees all issues related to foster carers.
Director of Operations
Orlaith joined Orchard Fostering in 2019 and was promoted from the role of Assessment Team Leader to Principal Social Worker in 2020 and has since become the Director of Operations. Orlaith graduated with a Masters in Social Work from University College of Dublin in 2008. Prior to joining Orchard Fostering Orlaith worked in the fields of child protection, aftercare and disability social work.
Quality Assurance Manager
Fiona joined Orchard Fostering in 2015 as a social care worker and was promoted to the role of Quality Assurance and Training Manager in 2019. Fiona is responsible for ensuring the company is compliant with HIQA’s national standards for foster care in order to achieve the best outcomes for children and their carers. Fiona graduated from Institute of Technology, Carlow in 2014 with a BA Honours degree in Social Studies. Prior to joining Orchard Fostering, Fiona worked in the residential sector.
Principal Social Worker
Orla joined Orchard Fostering in 2014 as a social worker and was promoted to the role of Team Leader for Support Services in 2017 and was responsible for managing a team of link workers who provide support to the foster carers in the service. Orla stepped up to the role of Principal Social Worker in 2021. Orla graduated from UCD in 2013 with a Masters in Social Work and prior to joining Orchard Fostering worked in the fostering service in Tusla.
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