Drogheda Northside School Completion Programme: Project Workers x 2 (Part-Time)

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The School Completion Programme (SCP) is a TUSLA funded programme that aims to have a significant positive impact on levels of young people’s attendance, participation, and retention in Primary and Second level schools.

About the School Completion Programme in Drogheda Northside:

This Programme works with Children and Young people in 4 Primary schools on the Northside of Drogheda and those living in Mosney Reception Centre. We work with students, their families and the community to encourage students to reach their full potential, and prevent early school leaving in the educational system. We do this by providing a range of targeted and universal supports in school, afterschool and during holiday time.

The Positions:

We are recruiting for 2 part- time Project Workers to join our small team. One Project Worker will be school based providing direct supports to our students on a one to one and small group setting. The other will be primarily based in Mosney Reception Centre providing afterschool supports to the students living there.

The People:

Candidates should have a relevant qualification and experience in one or more of the following fields: youth/Community work, Social care, Social work, education, psychology, or related discipline.

Main Duties School based part- time Project Worker:

  • Work alongside the Co-ordinator to implement the School Completion Programme in the 4 targeted schools
  • Provide direct support to the targeted young people both in school and after school
  • Plan & deliver personal and social development programmes in a one to one and group setting
  • Provision of afterschool supports in the form of Homework Clubs, afterschool Clubs etc
  • Provision of holiday time supports in the form of  Summer Programmes
  • Produce quarterly reports on project activity
  • Attend weekly team meetings with the Co-ordinator
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by management, in relation to the role

Main Duties Mosney Reception Centre based part- time Project Worker:

  • Work alongside the Co-ordinator to further develop the School Completion Programme in Mosney afterschools Club
  • Work alongside management, volunteers and teachers in Mosney afterschools Club to develop the  services delivered on site in Mosney
  • Provide direct support to the targeted young people & children living in Mosney Reception Centre
  • Producing quarterly reports on project activity
  • Attending weekly team meetings with the Co-ordinator
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by management, in relation to the role

Applicants for both positions should possess:

  • A recognised qualification in  youth/community work or social work/care/teaching
  • A proven record of working with children and young people
  • Experience in delivering programmes personal and social development programmes & activities
  •  The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • A basic working knowledge of computers
  • An understanding of the educational system and issues pertaining to early school leaving

Mosney Reception Centre based Project Worker should also:

  •  Possess a full clean driving licence and have access to a car during work hours
  • Experience working with children/young people form diverse cultural background would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the immigration system would also be an advantage

Hours:

Both Positions are Part-Time. School Based Project Worker is for 20 hours per week. Mosney Reception Centre Project Worker is 16 hours per week. The majority of the Working week will be afternoons and afterschool time.

For Further details, please see full Job description & application form attached to this add. Any further queries can be addressed to Sara Russell , SCP Coordinator on 087 3283687 or email northdroghedascp@gmail.com

Please email all applications to Sara Russell SCP Coordinator at northdroghedascp@gmail.com 

The closing date for application is Wednesday 11th January 2017 @ 12 Midday.

Interviews will take place week beginning 16th January 2017.

Region: 

Drogheda, Co Louth

Expiry date: 

11/01/17

Date Entered/Updated: 

09/12/16