Barnardos: Project Workers x 2 - Dublin 8


Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting:

2 x Project Workers – Dublin 8

Location: Rialto, Dublin 8
Contract: Full-time (37hrs) and permanent
Salary: €30,863 - €47,705

What does the Rialto Family Centre do?

Barnardos Rialto Family Centre is a community based integrated family support and intervention service for children and families living in the Dublin South Central area.

The service offers a range of needs led and outcomes focused preventative and responsive family support interventions for children and families referred to the service. This includes targeted bundles of family support as part of a ‘wrap around service arrangement’ for children and families who are referred by the Tusla Dublin South Central Social Work Department.

The service interventions that children and families can avail of, based on assessed need include individual and group based therapeutic support for children, individual and joint parenting support focused on strengthening and modelling core parenting skills, family work to support positive family interactions, problem solving and communication and structured parent-child support which aims to enhance and strengthen the parent-child relationship. A child and family may avail of one or a combination of service interventions. Parents may be seen with their children and/ or on their own depending on the presenting need.
Service interventions are offered on a weekly basis over a 6 to 12 week period either at the centre and /or in the family home. All service intervention support plans are reviewed every 8-12 weeks with families or sooner if required. The service operates Monday to Friday.

Barnardos Rialto Family Centre is located in the centre of Rialto village, Dublin 8 at the back of St James Hospital, approximately 200 metres from the Rialto stop on the Luas Red Line.

Job purpose

To develop and implement programmes that respond to the needs of children and families referred to the service working in partnership with families and other community voluntary bodies.


  • A minimum of 2 years Post Qualification experience of working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Experience of working in partnership with families and carers.
  • Experience of planning, implementing and reviewing programmes with children and/or families.
  • Experience of working therapeutically with children both individually and in groups desirable.
  • Experience of direct work with parents around their children’s needs and of the delivery of parenting programmes will be an advantage.
  • Experience of establishing contacts and developing relationships with other agencies so as to best meet the needs of the child and family is desirable.


A recognised third level practice qualification (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).

In addition, post qualification training in Therapeutic Play/Play therapy (minimum level 9 on the NFQ scale), evidence based Parenting Interventions and Parent /Child Relationship Support Interventions is highly desirable.

A full driving licence and access to the use of a car suitably insured vehicle essential.

The Barnardos Rialto Family Centre service supports families living in the extended Dublin Area and at times surrounding counties including Kildare and Wicklow.

The post holder will initially be assigned to work for the Barnardos Rialto Family Centre service based in Dublin South Central but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Dublin Mid Leinster area in line with organisational needs.

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Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 11th March 2021

Shortlisting will apply (please note, CVs are not accepted on their own, candidates must complete and submit our application form through our website).

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Feb, 2021
Rialto, Dublin 8
Expiry Date
11th Mar, 2021