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Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting:
Full time (37 hrs) and Specific Purpose contract (end date is 24th December 2019) however this is likely to be extended into early 2020.
Salary: €30,863 - €47,705
Cherryorchard, Dublin 10.
What does our Cherryorchard Family Support Project do?
Cherry Orchard Family Support Service is a targeted Integrated Family Support Service.
The service offers a range of needs led and outcome focused preventative and responsive Family Support interventions. We provide services to 30-32 families at any one time and target children aged between 5-12 years.
The team consists of a Project Leader, three project workers, one administration worker and one cleaner.
What we do:
We work closely with Tusla social workers / schools and local and community agencies to provide intensive family support. This work includes the following;
- Assessing the need of children and their families using the Barnardos Assessment Framework.
- Individual work with children to address a variety of identified needs.
- Targeted group work with children.
- Parent and child sessions / family work.
- Crises intervention.
- Practical family support around routines /housing /budgeting /attending appointments.
- Partnership with Parents, home based one to one programme which works with parents.
- Inter-agency work including attendance at case conferences /court /core group meetings.
Where we work:
The service in Cherry Orchard is based in a local authority house within the community. Much of the work is project based, however staff are required to carry out home visits /attend meetings etc. Staff carry out home visits / attend meetings in the Cherryorchard and Lucan areas.
Who do we work with?
The service works with statutory and local /community services in the Cherry Orchard /Ballyfermot area. The service also accepts self-referrals.
Who are we looking for?
- Commitment to the delivery of quality services to children, young people, families and carers.
- Ability to act on own initiative and consult where appropriate.
- Ability to work under pressure, make decisions in consultation with the line manager when appropriate.
- To be committed to adhering to best practice in the work and be innovative and open to change.
- Flexibility and adaptability are essential for this post.
- Ability to form objective relationships with children, young people, families/carers, colleagues and other agencies.
- A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience of working with vulnerable children and families.
- Experience of working in partnership with families and carers.
- Experience of planning, implementing and reviewing programmes with children and/or families.
A recognised third level practice qualification (minimum Level 7 on the QQI) in one of the following:
Early Childhood Care and Education
Or related discipline (Nursing, Psychology, Early Years Education).
Note: this list can be varied depending on the specific requests of the post.
- Full driving licence and access to the use of a car suitably insured vehicle essential.
**Please note that post qualifying experience means paid employment in their field gained after qualifying.
For a full job description check out www.barnardos.ie/jobs for further details.
Closing date; 12noon, Friday 19th July 2019.
1] Course content should include relevant student placements