Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group: Community Education Development Worker

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Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group

Blanchardstown Traveller Development Group (BTDG) is a community development organisation which is a joint initiative between members of the Traveller and settled communities. The project aims to promote the welfare and human rights of the Travellers and to combat social exclusion faced by Travellers in Dublin 15. We also aim to provide opportunities for Travellers to improve their education and training skills while supporting Travellers to live as equal citizens within society.

We would like to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Community Education Development Worker. This is a full-time position with an option for Job Share.

S/He will be responsible for the following actions:

  • Conducting a local area profile and identify out of school supports already in existence and identify gaps in supports and services.
  • Working to enhance positive relationships with those services and develop new relationships that may be required to assist in school attendance, retention and completion.
  • Developing working relationships with the local Traveller organisations, Traveller community and education providers including Education Welfare Officers.
  • Acting as liaison between the Traveller community and in particular Traveller parents and education providers including promoting interculturalism and raising awareness of the rights of Traveller children to improved outcomes from education. In partnership with BTDG’s newly established advisory group, developing a local action plan to meet the objectives of the programme.
  • Working with education providers and the Traveller community to identify and address issues impacting on attendance, participation, retention and progression of members of the Traveller community in education, e.g. homework supports
  • Developing innovative and creative response to engage and build the self-esteem and autonomy of Traveller children and young people to advance their educational outcomes. In particular, we plan to partner with Gaisce – The President’s Award programme to implement it with young Travellers as an out of school support.

Candidates should possess a relevant qualifications and work experience which should be clearly outlined in the letter of application.

For further information please contact Siobhán on 087-9474692

Please apply by emailing CV and Letter of Application to Siobhán at by Wednesday 28th September 2022

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
20th Sep, 2022
Dublin 15
Expiry Date
28th Sep, 2022