Galway Rape Crisis Centre: Consent Education Project Worker
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Job Title: Consent Education Project Worker
Applications considered Via: Please send in a CV with cover letter indicating your interest in and suitability for the post
Contact for Informal Enquiries: Mary, Anita, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting Relationship Project Worker (with co-responsibility for the Consent Education Project )
Reports to the centre manager on a day to day basis and to the Consent Education Project Manager; Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services Programme, Tusla: Child and Family Agency on all matter relating to EU Project compliance.
Scope and Purpose of the Post
To deliver, roll out, review, train and support appropriate staff to deliver the Consent Education Project within a range of educational settings targeting three groups 12 to 15 years old, 15-17 year old and Traveller young people (and their parents).
To network with a range of stakeholders to ensure the development and up take of the programme and its concurrent staff training piece across educational and other settings.
To support and administer the evaluation of the various iterations of the Consent Education Project
Duties and Responsibilities
Project Worker (with responsibility for the Consent Education Project ) will work with the Grade VII, Project Manager Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence Services Programme and the relevant stakeholders to:
- Adhere to relevant procurement and financial legislation, regulations and standards and comply with same.
- Work as part of a team across a multiagency setting.
- Establish effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders across statutory agencies, non-governmental organisations and others.
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures, child protection, dynamics of power & control and sexual violence.
- Maintain up to date records and contact lists on all implementation and possible implementation sites for internal and external reporting requirements.
- Ensure the review and evaluation tasks, related paperwork are completed, collated and centralised, evidencing same.
- Link with all Project personnel (Project Manager, Project Workers and Project Coordinator) to ensure on all aspects of the administration of the project deliverables are in line with best practice.
- Support aspects of document development for projects.
- Support budget management and procurement processes.
- Develop close contacts with education providers and other stakeholders e.g. young people, boards of management, parent groups, as appropriate.
- Maintain a database of all educational and other project contacts, requests, roll outs and number of young person’s/ educators reached and outcomes.
- Administer pre and post programme review questionnaires and evaluation sheets, maintaining records of same
- Generate project reports maintain project records.
- Develop, deliver and review the programme interventions to educators, sexual violence service providers, Traveller groups, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Mentor and support the programme delivery to a varied group (ages and backgrounds) of young people
- Develop, support and administer good practice safety protocols for programme participants across the continuum with sexual violence service providers and relevant child protection personnel.
- Be open to new ideas and ways of working with the ability to relate positively and empathetically but without collusion.
- Target minority populations who are likely to be excluded from mainstream education.
- Contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe financial practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
- Contribute to development and implementation of evaluation and monitoring mechanisms for projects, in particular to establish an evidence base around effective education and prevention strategies for young people relevant to sexual violence.
Education & Training
- Maintain standards of practice and levels of professional knowledge by participating in continuous professional development initiatives and attendance at training as appropriate.
- Attend supervision in line with employer policy.
- Support the preparation and issuing of documentation (correspondence, reports etc) to the highest possible standard
- Promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the workplace.
- Where appropriate establish and maintain records of attendance, statistical information, annual returns, and any other information as may be requested.
- Work as part of a team and treat all members with dignity and respect.
Health & Safety
- Comply with all Covid public health advice and guidance.
- Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
- Have a working knowledge of the National Standards for Child Protection and Care and comply with associated Tusla – Child and Family Agency protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.
Qualifications and / or Experience
Candidates must by the closing date possess the following as relevant to the role: -
- Hold a recognised qualification in a relevant discipline (counselling, social work, youth work, psychology, community development, education etc)
- Significant experience in group work, facilitative training, youth and sexual violence or similar programme delivery.
- Experience with working in multi-agency and/or cross-sectoral environments in the delivery of agreed outcomes.
- Experience of working on projects related to social change and/or domestic, sexual and gender based violence.
- Experience of evidence based programmes and evaluation processes, and administration of feedback forms.
- Experience of maintaining stakeholder relationships in a complex environment.
- Have the requisite knowledge and ability for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
Health A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
Character Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character.
Age Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where s/he is not classified as a new entrant within the meaning of the Public Services Superannuation Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age.
Other requirements specific to the post
Access to transport as the post will involve travel.
Skills, competencies and knowledge
Professional Knowledge and Experience
- Have significant experience of working in the areas of group facilitation and group work
- Demonstrate clear understanding of child welfare and protection policy & its implementation.
- Have significant experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team and interagency working
- Have experience of evidence based programmes in contexts such as; youth work, working with minority groups, Traveller, sexual violence prevention and education.
- Have experience of community development and capacity building.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of issues and responses in some or all of the areas of sexual violence, domestic violence and gender based violence.
- Understand the development and delivery of education and prevention programmes.
- Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word & PowerPoint.
- Experience in evaluation and evidence gathering approaches.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate:
- Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills to deliver complex information in understandable terms.
- Excellent written communication skills including report writing
- Capacity to communicate effectively across a wide range of professionals and agencies.
- Capacity to facilitate groups with young people including involving sensitive content.
Team Skills: Demonstrate:
- Ability to build and maintain relationships in inter-agency and multi disciplinary environments.
- The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
- Flexibility, adaptability and openness to working effectively in a changing environment
- Diplomacy, discretion and an ability to negotiate
Problem Solving, Analysis and Decision Making: Demonstrate:
- The ability to deliver a range of evidence based programmes and facilitate learning across a range of interest groups.
- The ability to confidently explain the rationale behind decisions when faced with opposition
- The ability to recognise when it is appropriate to refer decisions to a higher level of management
- The ability to use initiative and problem solving as appropriate
Planning and Organising Skills: Demonstrate:
- Ability to effectively plan, manage and prioritise effectively and work to agreed timescales.
- The ability to use resources effectively, challenging processes to improve efficiencies where appropriate
- The ability to manage own time efficiently to ensure delivery of results.
Commitment to providing a quality service: Demonstrate:
- Evidence of incorporating the needs of the client into service delivery
- A commitment to developing own knowledge and expertise
- A commitment to providing a professional service to internal and external stakeholders
- Value diversity and encourage anti oppressive and anti discriminatory practices across all fields
Shortlisting / Interview
Short listing may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application. The criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements.
Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process. Those successful at the shortlisting stage of this process (where applied) will be called forward to interview.
Starting date: Fixed term contract from 23rd August 2021 –December 2022
1 WTE equivalency: 37 hours/week
Post subject to Garda Vetting