My Project: Project Worker
Project Worker - JOB DESCRIPTION
My Project is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to support children, youths and families to reach their full potential. It receives core funding from Tusla and the HSE.
My Project are currently recruiting A Project Worker.
Contract: This a Full- time Post. Normal working hours are 9am – 5 pm. One or two late evening a week may be required.
Based in Monkstown Farm, Co. Dublin. This role will require flexibility to travel and do outreach work in the wider Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area.
REPORTING TO: The Manager of MYP
Working directly with young people
- To provide one to one project support to children, young people and families
- To do outreach work to engage young people and families at risk
- To work directly with children, young people, parents/guardians and families to best meet their needs
- To provide information and support on issues having a negative impact on the children , young people and the family
- Support parents in their role
- To participate in a mapping of services to support the project to identify gaps and needs
- To advocate on behalf of the children, young people and families living in marginalized communities
- To develop relationships and network with stakeholders, partners and professionals working within the sector
- To participate as part of the MYP team.
- To carry out other duties as may be requested from time to time
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
- Relevant 3rd level qualification
- 3 years relevant work experience
- Therapeutic background
- Demonstrable experience of being able to engage and support vulnerable young people and of being able to ensure their voices are promoted and heard.
- Experience of working collaboratively with personnel from different agencies in child, family and community services.
- An understanding of mental health and dual diagnosis
- Therapeutic qualification in Creative Arts, Psychotherapy or Counselling
KNOWLEDGE AND VALUES
- A commitment to the values and principles of My Project
- A commitment to children’s rights.
- Understanding of impact of drug and alcohol misuse on young people
- An understanding of relevant welfare and protection law and policies relating children and young people.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
- The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with young people and their families, taking into account cultural and language differences.
- The ability to compile written reports in relation to work and related matters.
- The ability to present matters relating to work clearly to colleagues and to personnel from other agencies.
- The ability to work in a small, inter-dependent team and willingness and capacity to take the initiative.
- Ability to work with initiative and flexibility and attend meetings and meet deadlines as appropriate to the needs of the job (these may occur outside regular office hours).
- Relevant IT skills for completting any of the above.
- Good understanding of mental Health
- Ability to relate with diverse stakeholders across multiple sectors.
- Ability to articulate an understanding of and insight into drug and alcohol issues as these relate to young people and and their families
- Hold a current driving license and have access to a vehicle
- Salary is based on HSE social Care Scale point 4 – 7 based on experience.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo Garda Vetting.
Please submit CV with cover letter by Email to: Info@nyfp.ie. Closing date for all applications is: January the 29th 2021.
This Position is funded by Tusla and the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Drug and Alcohol Task Force, through HSE funding.