Tullow Area School Completion Programme: Project Worker

Tusla & SCP

Full-Time Project Worker (35 hours per week)

The School Completion Programme (SCP) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative under the 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 early school leaving.

Tullow Area SCP is based in Tullow with a cluster of eight schools, 7 Primary and 1 Post Primary.

We wish to recruit a full-time project worker starting in September/October 2021.

The Position

The Project Worker will work alongside the Local Coordinator in implementing the retention plan locally, as follows:

  • To provide behavioural and emotional support to select participants on a small group or one-to-one basis, supporting solution-focused outcomes.
  • The organisation and facilitation of personal development programmes for children and young people as required.
  • To liaise with school personnel, external agencies and families/guardians as required.
  • To assist in the planning, development and evaluation of TASCP.
  • To attend meetings and participate in staff training where relevant.
  • Any other duties as required by the Local Coordinator.

Essential Requirements:

The successful candidate will have:


  • A relevant third level qualification in youth or community work, social care, education, or a related discipline.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum of two years post graduate paid work in provision of services for children/young people and families at risk.
  • Experience of facilitating evidence-based/informed programmes for referrals and families.
  • Practical experience of working collaboratively with other support agencies.
  • A thorough knowledge of the Irish Education system and factors associated with educational disadvantage and social exclusion.
  • An understanding of the role of the School Completion Programme within the Tusla Education Support Service.
  • Knowledge and awareness of child protection policy and practice as per TUSLA Guidelines.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with vulnerable children, young people and parents/guardians.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication, planning, organisational and networking skills.
  • Commitment to the delivery of quality services to children and families.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work on own initiative but seek guidance as appropriate.
  • Ability to manage competing demands in tight timescales.
  • Positive, solution-focused approach.
  • Committed to the delivery of a quality service to children and young people.
  • Good ICT and report writing skills.


  • Garda vetting will apply.
  • Full, clean driving license and own transport.


Pro rata in line with CYDSB Youth Work salary scale (New entrant).

Application Process

Applications by email only to jjgrace@scp.ie no later than 5pm on Friday August 20th 2021.
Shortlisting will apply.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
21st Jul, 2021
Co Carlow
Expiry Date
20th Aug, 2021