Amal: Court Accompaniment/ Community Support Worker

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Court Accompaniment/ Community Support Worker

About Amal:

The Amal Women's Association provides frontline services to Muslim women, and women with a connection to the Muslim community nationwide.

Our aim is to provide culturally-appropriate services for women and children from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds in Ireland, with the mission to advance the human rights, health, safety, participation, and dignity of Muslim and non-Muslim women in Ireland. 

Amal provides a range of services and are currently expanding their service to include court accompaniment.

Job Description:

The purpose of the role is to provide support to women attending court, clarify legal terminology, and inform the women of follow-up proceedings. As the court accompaniment/ community support worker, you will also be responsible for providing direct information and support to women accessing Amal’s service.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Accompany the women to court, and provide support before, during and after the court proceedings
  • Clarify legal terminology and decisions
  • Provide referrals to other organisations and related services
  • Record all personal data in line with Amal’s data policies
  • Adhere to Amal’s GDPR guidelines

Requirements:

  • Previous experience working in an information and advice setting, community work setting or related field
  • Ability to work well under pressure and maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Excellent and empathic listeners with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of Muslim cultures
  • Ability to speak other language (preferable languages are Arabic)
  • Understanding of GDPR and ability to maintain confidentiality

Closing date: 22nd October 2021

Email applications to: admin@amalwomenirl.com

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th Oct, 2021
Region
Nationwide
Expiry Date
22nd Oct, 2021