Deis Scop School Completion Programme: Project Worker



Deis Scop School Completion Programme serves the south –west area of Cork City, working with 7 primary and 2 post-primary schools. The BOM invites applications for the post of project worker with Deis Scop SCP. It is a fixed-term contract of 35 hours a week from September 2019 to August 2020. Renewal of contracts are dependent upon continued Government funding as well as completion of a satisfactory probationary period of 6 months.

The primary objective of this position is to engage with a target group of young people, aged from 4 to 18 years who have been identified as being at risk of early school-leaving and to enable them to acquire learning and groupwork skills which will allow them to productively participate in their education and thereby maximise their potential.

Qualifications and Experience;

  • A third level qualification and experience in relevant fields such as social science, youth/ community, education and social inclusion


  • Working with young people (aged 4 – 18 years) on an individual and group basis who are targeted for support by Deis Scop SCP
  • Facilitating and implement age appropriate programmes in response to the identified needs of the targeted students
  • Plan, implement and evaluate after-school and holiday programmes
  • To collaborate with SCP colleagues, school staff and various agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for targeted students
  • Maintaining detailed case and programme plans and reviews – based on an outcome focussed model of working
  • Reporting regularly to the SCP Co-Ordinator and Management Committee


Training and supervision will be provided on an ongoing basis

The successful candidate will ideally have;

  • Practical experience of working with young people in similar field of expertise
  • A knowledge and understanding of the Education system – and in particular educational disadvantage
  • Familiarity with Deis programmes and an understanding of the remit of The School Completion Programme
  • The ability to develop, organise, deliver and facilitate educational, recreational and skills based programmes on a group or individual basis
  • An understanding of Logic Model Planning and Evaluation tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Full driver’s license essential – successful candidate must have own transport

SALARY; €28,479 (point 1 of a 6 point salary scale)

Applications by CV and cover letter with references included to the Chairperson of BOM by email only – by 10am on Tuesday 25th June, 2019

A panel may be created to fill future vacancies

In accordance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016, Garda Vetting is a standard requirement for the successful candidate.


Cork City

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