Barnardos: Project Worker – Children’s Bereavement Service


Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting:

Title of Post: Project Worker – Children’s Bereavement Service.

Location: Lower Buckingham street, Dublin 1

Short to medium term home working required (until full return to centre-based work) with the employee having suitable working space to allow for confidential telephone and video calls.

Employment Type: Part Time (28 hrs) and Fixed Term contract until 24th December 2020. The hours will be worked over 4 days, all days except for Wednesday.
Very occasional evening/weekend hours to facilitate training/workshops/groups.

Salary: €23,356 - €36,101 DOE
(this is the pro rata salary for 28 hours)

What does our service do?

The Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service is a service for children and young people who have lost someone close to them, like a parent, sibling, or a classmate, through death. Using a variety of interventions and approaches, we work with families to help them to support their child through the grieving process.

What will the Project Worker do?

Project Workers with the Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service engage directly with children and families who have been bereaved and are struggling to cope with the aftermath of the loss. Project Workers are involved with the assessment of need of bereaved children and families and the implementation of therapeutic interventions for these families with a view to achieving identified outcomes.
Project Workers liaise closely with external agencies such as Social Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Schools who may also be involved with the child.
Project Workers may also be required to provide support, advice and training on the effects of bereavement on childhood development to external agencies.

Where we work:

Project Workers are based across two centres – one in Dublin city and one in Cork city. The Dublin team is managed remotely by the Project Leader who is currently based in Cork.
The Helpline Volunteers and the Helpline Co-ordinator are also based in Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are currently offering this support online and over the phone. We will continue to offer support in this way as long as there is a requirement to do so due to physical distancing.

Who do we work with?

The Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service works primarily with children. We also provide education, support, advice and training to family members, schools, mental health professionals and social services. This is offered both through the direct contact work of the Project Workers, and through the volunteers who operate the Bereavement Helpline.

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Closing date: 16.00pm, Thursday 4th June 2020
Interview date: Friday 12th June 2020 via Video interview

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th May, 2020
Dublin 1
Expiry Date
4th Jun, 2020