St Dominic’s Old Bawn School Completion Programme: Project Workers (Part-Time) x 2
2 PROJECT WORKER (part-time positions)
The School Completion Programme (SCP) was set up as part of the Department of Education and Skills (DES) DEIS Strategy – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools. SCP is now funded by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, and delivers interventions to both primary and post primary children and young people who have been identified as potentially at risk of leaving school early. There are 122 local SCP projects nationally, operating in primary and post-primary schools.
St Dominic’s Old Bawn SCP is based Tallaght and comprises seven schools in the cluster (six primary and one post primary). We wish to recruit two part time Project Workers starting 23rd August 2021.
The job will entail assisting the Local Coordinator in implementing the programme locally, as follows:
- The organisation and facilitation of Breakfast/After School Clubs, Transfer Programme, Holiday supports and personal development programmes for young people in primary and post primary schools and other interventions/programmes as required.
- To provide academic, behavioural and emotional support to select participants in groups and on a one-to-one basis, supporting solution-focused outcomes.
- To liaise with school personnel, external agencies and families/guardians as required.
- To maintain written records of work with students and produce written reports as required.
- To assist in the planning, development and evaluation of SCP.
- To attend meetings and participate in staff training where relevant.
- Any other duties as required by the Local Coordinator and Local Management Committee.
The successful candidates will have:
- Minimum Level 7 Qualification in one of the following: youth/ community work, social care, education, or a related discipline
- A minimum of 2 years’ practical experience of working with children and young people and families who experience disadvantage is essential.
- Experience of working with children and young people on a one to one basis and in groups is essential.
- Experience of facilitating evidence-based evidence informed programmes for children and young people is desirable.
- Experience of working in a primary and or post primary school desirable
- Knowledge of the needs of children and families, with a particular emphasis on children living in disadvantage, is desirable.
- Commitment to the delivery of quality services to children and families.
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with the vulnerable children and young people in our schools, as well as within the organization, within our schools and externally.
- Excellent communication, planning, organizational, networking and report writing skills.
- Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work on own initiative but seek guidance as appropriate.
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
- Positive, solution-focused approach.
- Garda vetting will apply
Salary as per CDYSB new entrant salary scale for youth worker, starting point dependent on skills and experience. This will be a fixed term/specified purpose contract from 23rd August 2021 to 31st August 2022 with a probation period of 6 months.
Please send a completed application form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 24th June 2021
Shortlisting will apply.