Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project: Family Development Worker

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Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project, on behalf of the Family Matters Initiative are seeking to recruit an experienced Family Development Worker as part of the team to deliver the ABC programme with the Traveller community in Ballyfermot. The Family Matters Initiative works under four thematic strands:

  • Oral Language Development
  • Parent and Family Support
  • Children and Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Parenting- Infant, toddler and early years’ supports

This position offers the right candidate the opportunity to work in a dynamic organisation that is passionate about Equality (equality of access, participation and outcomes). The organisation endorses the belief in Traveller’s right to self-determination and collective action to combat the inequality and exclusion Travellers experience. We have an anti-poverty and anti-exclusion focus and operate from the principles and practices of Community Development. If you share our passion and ideals and want to work in a sector that is rewarding in terms of personal development and outcomes for families that are engaged with, then we want to hear from you.

Terms and Conditions:

Salary: (12 point scale) ranging from €31,922 - €46,216 gross per annum depending on experience
Contract: One year rolling contract subject to funding
Hours of work: full time post (35 hours per week), 25 days annual leave.

Role summary:

Exciting opportunity to continue the work of the ABC Family Matters programme with the Traveller Community in Ballyfermot. The Family Development Worker will work in partnership with the broad community of Traveller parents and young children in the Ballyfermot area to assist in supporting parents as the primary care giver, to support their children reach their full educational, health, social and emotional development potential. In addition, s/he will work more intensively with a defined number of parents whom have younger children and assist with their specific needs S/he will through universal and targeted approaches implement culturally appropriate evidence based engagement with Traveller parents and their children, by supporting access, uptake and participation of Traveller children and families in early years and primary education, speech and language services and other relevant supports and services to meet their identified needs.
S/he will work to enhance the capacity of services to inform, develop and provide culturally appropriate supports and services for Traveller families in the Ballyfermot area.

For further information, please see attached documents or contact
Shay L’Estrange Coordinator
Ballyfermot Travellers Action Project (BTAP)

Applications must be submitted on official application form and can be emailed.

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 30th April 2021

Short listing will apply. And second round interviews may apply

Anticipated date for interview: week commencing 3rd May 2021.

BTAP is an equal opportunities employer.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
7th Apr, 2021
Dublin 10
Expiry Date
30th Apr, 2021