Barnardos: Project Worker (Part-Time) – Finglas West Family Resource Centre


Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting:

Project Worker – Finglas West Family Resource Centre (re-advertised)

Finglas, Dublin 11

Part Time (18.5 hrs) & Specific Purpose contract to cover maternity leave. 

It is estimated that the contract will run to end of May 2021 

Salary: €15,431 - €23,852 DOE  (this is pro rata salary for 18.5 hrs).

What does Finglas West Family Resource Centre do?

Barnardos is the lead agency for this new FRC (established in 2018 and funded through Tulsa) working closely in conjunction with key collaborative partners from the Finglas West Community, the Finglas Child and Family Network and the Better Finglas Steering Group.

A Steering Group has been established with key people from the local area and organisations who work together to support the implementation of the Finglas West FRC. Finglas West FRC programme delivery is informed by agreed logic models and they form the basis for oversight of the programme by the steering group.

The FRC itself adopts a strong community development approach to working with children and their families. The active and meaningful participation of parents and children is a central to the approach of the FRC.

Job purpose:

To support and work in close collaboration with the Project Co-ordinator and Finglas West FRC Steering Group to implement the FRC’s aims and objectives as specified in the work plan. To work with the Finglas West Community to ascertain the needs of the area and build confidence and the capacity of individual, families and groups through the development and support of appropriate programmes and activities.

Experience and Qualifications required

  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience of working with vulnerable children and their families
  • Experience of working in partnership with families and carers
  • Experience of planning, implementing and reviewing programmes with children and/or families
  • Good working knowledge of Child Protection Legislation and Guidelines
  • Experience of and an ability to manage cases and maintain files is essential
  • Experience of working in the community or a community based programme is essential
  • Experience of working with families that have experienced multi-generational disadvantage
  • Experience of group work facilitation
  • Knowledge and understanding of community development principles and practices
  • Experience of evidence informed practices relating to children and families


A recognised third level practice qualification [1] (minimum Level 7 on the QQI in one of the following:

  • Early Childhood Care and Education
    Social Care      
  • Education                                
  • Social Work
  • Youth Work
  • Or related discipline (Nursing, Psychology, Early Years Education).

Full driving licence and access to the use of a suitably insured car essential.

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Closing date: 12noon, Friday 21st August 2020
Interview date: Thursday 3rd September 2020

[1] Course content should include relevant student placements

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
3rd Jul, 2020
Finglas, Dublin 11
Expiry Date
21st Aug, 2020