Treo Port Láirge: Relief Project Worker

Relief Project Worker

Treo Port Láirge CLG is a community-based organisation working throughout Waterford city and county. Treo aims to facilitate more positive lifestyle choices among participants and encourage progression to further education, training & employment opportunities.

In Waterford city, Treo has been engaging with the target group (people aged 16 to 23), their families and the wider community since mid-2000. These efforts have evolved to include in-house education, training, & employment programmes, initiatives that challenge criminality, personal development supports, counselling, a comprehensive Outreach service including advocacy with statutory agencies, prison in reach and community release supports. For further information on Treo services please go to or Facebook.

Treo Port Lairge CLG needs to consistently provide these services and programmes. We have established a small panel of Relief Project workers to cover Staff annual leave, training and sickness. We now wish to add to this panel. Full induction will be given.

Location: Treo Portláirge CLG, Unit 2 Block 4, Lacken Road Business Park, Kilbarry, Waterford
Accountable to: CEO
Salary Scale: €13.02 per hour
Hours: This position requires occasional flexible working hours. Relief project workers are required to cover staff annual leave, training and sickness. Therefore, these hours are inconsistent and unpredictable.

Key Responsibilities

Direct Work With Young People

a) Engagement with participants of Treo, encouraging relationship building in a non- judgemental and open forum.

b) Case management with Treo participants, identifying barriers facing each individual and support them to address these barriers in order to reduce their criminal behaviours.

  1. Liaison with relevant agencies on behalf of the participants e.g. Probation Service, The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Addiction Supports, Social Workers, Accommodation, Health, Education & Training agencies etc.
  2. Recruitment of young adults through following inclusion procedures from initial contact with referral agent, pre-acceptance meetings and negotiating a contract of involvement.
  3. In conjunction with each service user, design, implement and systematically review Individual Action Plans.
  4. Service Induction of participants.
  5. Design & delivery of training initiatives and modules within the centre as appropriate
  6. Researching and accessing outside trainers and training opportunities for areas identified by each person.
  7. Facilitation of group work.
  8. Supervision of participants and activities within the Centre.
  9. Undertake Outreach work with local community organisations and networks which will potentially inform needs, increase access and benefit the target group.

Management of resources

  1. To maximise and integrate the use of existing resources to the benefit of the target group.
  2. To research and access additional resources necessary for the development of the project.
  3. To care and attend to furniture, equipment and materials on behalf of the young people and the management committee.

Development & Maintenance of infrastructure

  1. Developing and maintaining accurate records and general administrative duties in line with procedures defined by the Management Committee and in line with GDPR.
  2. Tending to Office administration and performance monitoring systems
  3. Budgetary management & maintenance of financial procedures and controls.
  4. General maintenance of premises to include Health & Safety

Evaluation & Monitoring of the Project

  1. Presentation of progress reports to the CEO at specified regular intervals.
  2. Drafting of Annual reports.
  3. Devise systems for the review and ongoing evaluation of the project.

Other relevant duties as they may arise.

Interested applicants are invited to forward their CVs and Cover letters to by Thursday 28th February 2019.


Kilbarry, Waterford

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