The Bridge Project: Project Worker (Change Works Programme Team)

The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project is recruiting a Project Worker for its Change Works Programme team.

The Bridge Project is a community based organisation located in Francis Street, Dublin 8. The project works with adult males with a history of violent offending. The core aim of our programme is to address as many systemic barriers to employment for our clients by offering a wide range of education, training and skills based courses. In conjunction with these courses, we also address the causal factors for their offending behaviour through the use of evidence based, targeted intervention programmes. The desired outcome of this combined approach is to create active citizens who have the capacity to contribute positively to their communities.

Following the commencement of our Change Works programme in 2015, which is part of the multi-stakeholder Joint Agency Response to Crime (J-ARC) initiative, we are seeking an experienced Project Worker to join our team. The successful candidate will be joining an organisation that is actively working on finding, developing and implementing sustainable change interventions for its’ clients.

Role of Project Worker:

This employee’s duties would include:

  • Carrying out initial and comprehensive needs assessments with their assigned clients
  • From these assessments, supporting the implementation of a case management plan from which goals, objectives and actions are agreed and reviewed on a regular basis
  • Working closely with the other members of our clients care team including Probation Officers who are co-located and Garda Case Managers, as part of the multi-stakeholder Joint Agency Response to Crime (J-ARC) initiative
  • Accurately recording all client interactions, care plans and events on our client management system
  • Providing reports on client activity and progress to the full team and line manager
  • Role model pro-social behaviour
  • Assisting clients to develop their own problem-solving skills
  • Liaising with external agencies on behalf of and with our clients in order to progress their care plans
  • Engaging with family members and others who could potentially support our clients in the achievement of their care plans
  • Work with each client to overcome their barriers to securing employment
  • Completing six weekly practice supervision sessions
  • Attending and participating in staff training sessions
  • Adhering to our internal policies and procedures and in line with our overall vision
  • Reporting directly to the Manager of the project

Person specification

  • Third Level qualification in a relevant field e.g. social care, social work, addiction, community work etc.
  • Minimum three years’ experience working with vulnerable adult target groups such as offenders, drug users, homeless.
  • Experience of key-working and/or case management
  • Proficiency in using a client management system such as e-CASS – desirable
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High level of motivation to contribute to the overall vision and work ethos of Bridge

If you wish to apply for this position please submit you C.V. and a cover letter to Closing Date for applications is the 30th of April 2021

Garda Vetting:

Bridge operates a Garda Vetting policy which means that all candidates offered a position must complete a current Garda Vetting form. Please note: a criminal conviction does not necessarily exclude you from securing the position

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Apr, 2021
Dublin 8
Expiry Date
30th Apr, 2021