Crosscare: Family Support Worker (Part-Time) – Ballymun & Swords


Position Title: Family Support Worker – Ballymun and Swords

Programme: Garda Youth Diversion Projects – Ballymun and Swords

Location: Swords Youth Service, Rear Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Work Schedule: Part-time, 20 hours per week.

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: €16,075.73 (Band D: 30,142 – 42,375 (FTE))

Reports to: Family Support Team Leader.

Role Purpose:

To work intensively with a caseload of families who have family members engaging with GYDP’s in the Swords and Ballymun areas of Dublin North.

The Role:


  • Engage with GYDP participants families depending on the level of need and intensity of intervention required.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders who will identify particular families who will benefit most from the support of a Family Support Worker.
  • Carry out needs based interventions which promote pro-social behavior and support the parents and young people involved to make positive life choices.
  • Roll out evidence based parenting programmes relevant to the needs of families, e.g. Parents Plus; Strengthening Families; etc.
  • Deliver issue based group and support sessions.
  • Carry out home visits.
  • Family Support Worker and Youth Justice Workers to meet regularly to discuss issues arising and explore or be familiarized with the responses/wrap around services being delivered to all family members.
  • Assessment and development of case plan with the family in relation to the level and nature of support required.
  • Producing bi monthly reports on project activity.
  • Attending regular supervision/meetings with line manager.
  • Sourcing and/or provision of courses and individual work to parents to develop their parenting and personal skills.
  • Reporting child safeguarding concerns in line with Crosscare’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Ensure compliance with the provisions of the Health & Safety and Welfare at Work Act (1989) and other relevant legislation.
  • Any other duties as directed by the line management.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times in line with policy.

The Holder:
(Qualification/Skills Requirements)

  • A recognised relevant third level qualification (NFQ: Level 7 or above) in Youth Work or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience.
  • A proven record of working with young people and their families.
  • An understanding/knowledge of GYDP’s and how they work.
  • Some experience in training and/or facilitation is desirable.
  • A working knowledge of computers.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills are essential for this post
  • A full driver’s license and access to own car is essential.

Application Process

Applicants should email their Cover letter and CV showing how they meet the selection criteria to Subject line: Family Support Worker Swords/Ballymun.

Closing date for applications will be 5pm Friday, 6th August 2021.

Crosscare is an equal opportunities employer
Garda Vetting will apply to this role

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Jul, 2021
Dublin North
Expiry Date
6th Aug, 2021