Deis Scop School Completion Programme: Project Worker



Deis Scop School Completion Programme serves the south –west suburbs of Cork City and works with 7 primary and 3 post-primary schools. The BOM invites applications for the fixed – term post of project worker with Deis Scop SCP. The contract covers a 28 hour week/ 4 days fixed term post from September 2022 to August 2023

The primary objective of this position is to engage with a target group of young people, aged from 4 years to 18 years who have been identified as being at risk of early school-leaving. The project worker’s role is to enable them to develop relevant skills, make helpful choices and set realistic goals which support them in engaging fully in school life, their education and thereby maximising their potential.

Qualifications and Experience;

  • A third level qualification and experience in relevant fields such as social science, youth/ community, education and social inclusion


  • Working with young people (aged 4 – 18 years) on an individual and group basis who are targeted for support by Deis Scop SCP
  • Facilitating and implementing age appropriate programmes in response to the identified needs of the targeted students
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating after-school and holiday programmes
  • Collaborating with SCP colleagues, school staff and various agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for targeted students
  • Maintaining detailed case and programme plans and reviews – based on an outcome focussed model of working
  • Reporting regularly to the SCP Co-Ordinator and Management Committee


Training and supervision will be provided on an ongoing basis

The successful candidate will ideally have -

  • Practical experience of working with young people in similar field of expertise
  • A knowledge and understanding of the Education system – and in particular educational disadvantage
  • Familiarity with Deis programmes and an understanding of the remit of The School Completion Programme
  • The ability to develop, organise, deliver and facilitate educational, recreational and skills based programmes on an individual and group basis
  • An understanding of Logic Model Planning and Evaluation tools
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Full driver’s license essential – successful candidate must have own transport

The Salary is paid at the rate of €32,169 per annum (35hr week - pro-rata for less)

Applications by CV and cover letter (indicate which post you are applying for) with references included to the Chairperson of BOM by email only to - closing date is Friday 19th August 2022 at 5pm.
(please note this email will not be accessed until shortlisting takes place)

In accordance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016, Garda Vetting is a standard requirement for the successful candidate.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
5th Aug, 2022
Expiry Date
19th Aug, 2022