Crosscare: Family Support Worker - Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Crosscare

Position Title: Family Support Worker

Programme: Garda Youth Diversion Projects – Dunlaoghaire Rathdown

Location: Dublin South

Work Schedule: Full time, 37.5 hrs p.w.

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: D scale 31,375 to 38,250 depending on experience

Role Purpose: To work intensively with a caseload of families who have family members engaging with GYDP’s in the wider Sandyford, Ballyogan and Loughlinstown areas of the Dublin South area.

Reports to: Youth Service Manager

The Role:

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with approximately 5 families per GYDP 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.
  • In consultation with line manager, manage caseload according to intensity of case and geographical location.
  • 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 in Youth Work or equivalent with a minimum of 3 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.

Please send up to date C.V. to recruitment@crosscare.ie outlining position applying for and experience for this role.
Closing date is Friday, 10th Dec 21.

Crosscare is an equal opportunities employer.

Crosscare

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
23rd Nov, 2021
Region
Dublin South
Expiry Date
10th Dec, 2021