Extern: Family Worker - Bail Supervision Scheme Limerick

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Family Worker - Bail Supervision Scheme Limerick - RO46/0/24/IV-1

Salary: Grade 5 Scale, €44,888 per annum pro rata plus on-Call allowance applies
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week inclusive of paid breaks (flexibility required). Typical hours per day will be 7hrs 30 mins. Available to work irregular hours including evenings and occasional weekends. On call rota applies.
Contract Status: Fixed Term for 12 months.
Location: Watch House Cross, Parteen Road, Limerick

About The Service

The Bail Supervision Scheme (BSS) is an alternative to the detention of young people available to the children's court. The BSS provides intensive supports for family members, and the young person with the focus on improving education/training opportunities and pro-social outcomes, whilst decreasing re-offending behaviours.

About The Role

Extern's Family Workers support the families of these young people at risk of entering the Youth Justice Detention System.
The Service uses Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), as an evidence-based model of practice, as the intervention of families and seeks to support the young person's lasting behavioural changes, promoting positive social behaviours
Formal MST Training , support and supervision will be provided to successful candidates on the commencement of this role.

To apply for this role and to read the full details of the role and the essential criteria are detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification available at the following link:-

In addition, EXTERN can offer the following benefits:

  • 26 days annual leave pro rata per annum, increasing to 28 days after 3 years’ service and to 32 days after 5 years’ service.
  • 12 statutory holidays pro rata per annum
  • Generous pension employer contribution of 6.5%
  • Comprehensive induction, training, and supervision
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance and Wellbeing Programmes
  • Bike to work scheme​​

The closing date for all completed applications is: Tuesday 16th April, 2024 @ 12 noon.

Please note: The applicants need to be available to travel to England for training on the week of 13th to the 17th of May 2024

For informal inquiries please catherine.kirkland@extern.org

Extern may form a panel for 12 months for future similar positions which are permanent/fixed term, full-time positions.

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Region: Limerick