My Project: Project Worker

My Project

Project Worker - JOB DESCRIPTION

INTRODUCTION

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

MAIN TASKS

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Essential

  • 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

Desirable

  • 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

Essential

  • 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

Desirable

  • 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

  • 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.

This Position is funded by Tusla and the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Drug and Alcohol Task Force, through HSE funding.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
18th Dec, 2020
Region
Monkstown, Co Dublin
Expiry Date
29th Jan, 2021