Citizens Information Service: Advocacy Support Workers x 2

Citizens Information

ADVOCACY SUPPORT WORKERS PERMANENT POSTS X 2

Citizens Information Services provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy services to the public on social services, rights and entitlements.

The Citizens Information Services (CIS) are currently seeking to recruit 2 Advocacy Support Workers. The roles being advertised for are:

2 Full-Time Permanent Advocacy Support Workers (35 hours per week),
Various Locations Nationwide

See accompanying document at link below for locations.

The Role

Key responsibilities of the Advocacy Support Worker (ASW):

  • To enhance the capacity of Citizens Information Services in their region to deliver advocacy as part of an integrated information, advice and advocacy service.
  • To coach and mentor CIS personnel both remotely and on site, in the processes and skills of high quality advocacy case work, i.e. representation, preparation for third party hearings/appeals, interview skills, case recording, negotiation and presentation skills.
  • Some key candidate requirements are:
  • Knowledge and experience of advocacy casework
  • Operation of case management and record keeping systems
  • Experience of coaching, mentoring and supporting staff

The ASW will be required to travel throughout the region therefore access to the use of a car is a requirement for the post. For further information on the designated areas for each ASW, please see the information pack.

  • Posts: These are permanent roles, subject to completion of a 6 month probationary period
  • Salary scale: €42,658 - €48,334 (pro rata for part-time staff)

Incremental Credit: CIS operates an incremental credit process. Further information is available in the Candidate Pack.

Applications must be made on the relevant application form and sent to: asw.cis@gilliganblack.ie

Closing date: 12pm (noon) on Thursday, 26th of September.
(Curriculum Vitae (CVs), late, incomplete or hand-written applications will not be considered)

A detailed Candidate Pack and application form (please specify location(s) when applying using this form) together with further information on CIS can be accessed at: www.citizensinformationboard.ie/en/news/vacancies/cisasw20190905.html

Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the basis of information contained in their completed application form.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on before end October 2019.

For informal requests for information on the application process, email asw.cis@gilliganblack.ie

For details on how your personal data will be used as part of this process our Data Protection Notice for Job Applicants is available at: http://www.citizensinformationboard.ie/en/data_protection/cis.html

A panel of qualified candidates may be formed from which temporary and permanent, part and full-time Advocacy Support Worker posts which arise in a specified period up to a maximum of 12 months will be filled, should vacancies arise in this period. Posts will be located in the CIS region applied for.

Citizens Information Service is an equal opportunities employer

Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.

Region: 

Various Locations

Expiry date: 

26/09/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

05/09/19