Focus Ireland: Project Worker (Part-Time) - Chéad Chéim

Focus Ireland

Project Worker

Location: Chéad Chéim 494 North Circular Road
Contract: Part Time (29 Hours), Permanent

To provide care and support for the young people resident in the project as they prepare for independent living.

What you will do:

  • To advocate on behalf of residents for housing, social work, social welfare/ financial, education, training and legal rights.
  • To liaise with and make referrals to relevant outside agencies.
  • To provide individual support and keyworking to residents of the Project.
  • To assist young people in finding suitable move-on accommodation.
  • To facilitate group work sessions for residents of the Project when necessary.
  • To assist in maintaining a good standard of hygiene in the general upkeep of the Project (including resident accommodation).
  • To attend Project, Team, Divisional and Agency meetings as required.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date case records, client files and statistics.
  • To assist in the evaluation of the Aftercare Residential Project.
  • To implement the policies, procedures and standards of the Aftercare Residential Project and of Focus Ireland, as well as the National Leaving & Aftercare Policy.
  • To assist in the implementation of the settlement policies and strategies of Focus Ireland.
  • To work in close liaison with and co-operate with other Focus Ireland projects, and other appropriate services which the young person may be engaging with.
  • In consultation, to undertake other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Project Leader, Team leader or Section Manager.
  • To provide assistance with the referral procedures of the project when requested.
  • To liaise with and inform the Project Leader & Team leader, on a regular basis, of issues arising from work with individual cases.

What you will need:

  • Degree in social care or related field.
  • Experience of key-working clients or individual case-work.
  • Experience of managing challenging behaviour.
  • Relevant work experience working with young people in care or marginalised young people.

Ideally:

  • Good understanding of the issues affecting young people leaving care and in aftercare.
  • Flexibility.
  • Understanding of Child Protection
  • Report writing skills
  • A working knowledge and understanding of therapeutic crisis intervention model.

To apply please submit your CV & Cover Letter Here

Closing date for applications: 12.00pm, 17th August 2022

Focus Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Aug, 2022
Region
Dublin
Expiry Date
17th Aug, 2022