Respond!: Childhood Development Project Leader (Part-Time)

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Ref No: CDPL/ET/0517

Title: Childhood Development Project Leader (30 Hours Mon – Sun)

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Respond! is one of Ireland's largest not for profit Housing Association. We seek to create a positive future for people by alleviating poverty and creating vibrant, socially integrated communities. We do this through providing access to education, community development programmes, housing and other supports.

Respond! Housing Association is pleased to invite applications for the for the following position:

Childhood Development Project Leader located at our High Park Family Hub, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra Dublin 9

The purpose of the role is to develop and implement a range of needs led, outcome-focused support programmes that cater for children and young people. This will include working in collaboration with the service manager in the overall delivery of the wraparound services within the Family Hub.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To work in accordance with the values, principles and philosophy of the Family Hub
  • Develop the provision of quality out of school services and the introduction of integrated initiatives, responsive to children and young people’s needs within the context of their culture and community
  • Engage with children and young people and work to develop programmes for intervention and discussion, particularly group activities and group work programmes as per the remit of the Family Hub support services
  • Focus on capacity building for children and young people to encourage them to shape and participate in the development of service design
  • Support children and young people with additional needs and/or vulnerabilities in all service provision and programmes
  • Act as a resource person, as necessary, to families of young
  • people in the service and in collaboration with the family
  • support team
  • Participate in a culture of collaborative, integrated practice across all services within the Family Hub
  • Engage in the ongoing development of links between supportive agencies
  • Document and oversee the monitoring and evaluation of activities and programmes
  • Support service manager in the development and review of policies and procedures and with the collection of data in line with reporting requirements
  • In collaboration with the service manager, maintain all health and safety standards to ensure all reasonable measures to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of children attending the service are in place
  • Participate in and avail of training and continuous professional development
  • Work as part of the staff team of the Family Hub. This will involve participating in planning sessions, meetings, reviews and helping with the running of the service in a collaborative way
  • To carry out personal responsibility for compliance with child protection obligations and documented in the Respond! Policy and procedures and “Children First”
  • To liaise with parents individually and to attend group meetings when requested in relation to the development of children and young people

The successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant degree in Youth Work, Social Care or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a community focused youth work/childcare/family support setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, possess good leadership and facilitation skills
  • Aptitude and empathy with children and young people
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office suite
  • Report writing and administration skills
  • Demonstrate a strong teamwork ethic and a capacity to work under own initiative
  • Garda Vetting will be required on an ongoing basis

Terms: Part-time (30 Hours per week – Flexible from Mon to Sun) Fixed-term Contract

To apply: Please email CV and cover letter quoting reference CDPL/ET/0517 to



Drumcondra, Dublin 9

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