Focus Ireland: Project Worker


Project Worker Advice & Information Family Centre, Dublin 7

Full Time, Permanent Contract

To apply please submit your CV & Cover Letter Here

Closing date for applications: 12.00pm, 4th December 2023

To work as part of Focus Ireland's Advice and Information Service to provide a dedicated advice, information and advocacy service to families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

 What you will do:

  • To provide information, advice and advocacy on housing, legal rights, and social welfare entitlements to families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
  • To conduct assessments and develop / implement support plans for families' personal and accommodation needs.
  • To liaise and advocate with relevant statutory authorities to support families accessing the appropriate services.
  • To manage a caseload and operate an open access drop-in/phone/email service.
  • To work with and under the supervision and direction of the line management within the project.
  • To work individually and as part of a team and provide team support on a daily basis.
  • To advocate on behalf of families with local authorities, social welfare, and other agencies, where appropriate.
  • To build professional and accountable relationships with statutory and voluntary services to provide comprehensive support to families based on their needs such as parenting and budgeting.
  • To refer families to external agencies that can help them more appropriately with their personal, social, legal and accommodation needs.
  • To be familiar with and comply with all relevant Focus Ireland policies.
  • To participate in relevant training and development courses.

 What you will need:

  • A third-level degree in social care or related fields.
  • A  minimum of 2 years paid Social Care experience? If so, Please outline dates & name of employer:
  • Good knowledge of housing legislation and social protection policies, payments and support.
  • A very good understanding of homelessness in general and the provision of services in Ireland.
  • Excellent communication skills, with particular emphasis on written and verbal advocacy.
  • Experience of dealing with child protection and welfare responsibilities and responding appropriately to any concerns.
  • The ability to work with vulnerable and marginalised groups in a busy environment.
  • Experience in developing support plans and carrying out reviews.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, working alone and in a team setting.


  • Second language, Romanian.
  • Full Driving’s License.

Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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Region: Dublin 7