Meath Travellers Workshop: Education Development Worker

Post of Education Development Worker

35 hours per week

Meath Travellers Workshop wish to invite applicants from suitable qualified candidates for the position of Education Development Workers (EDW). The role is a 10-month fixed term contract and will work in co-operation with Meath Travellers Workshop, primary and post-primary schools, early years, and any other relevant services throughout County Meath that can contribute to improving educational outcomes for children and young people from the Traveller community.

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Traveller community and education providers in the local area.
  • Promote positive relationships between the Traveller community and education providers including promoting interculturalism and raising awareness of the rights of Traveller children to improved outcomes from education.
  • Develop a local area profile/ needs assessment and identify non-school supports which may be required to assist in school attendance and completion.
  • Develop and implement a local action which meets the objectives of the programme.
  • Work with education providers and the Traveller community to identify and address issues impacting on attendance, participation, retention and progression of members of the Traveller community in education. E.g. homework supports, difficulty in accessing school places
  • Develop innovative and creative response to engage and build the self-esteem and autonomy of Traveller children and young people to advance their educational outcomes.
  • Prepare and produce reports for the local boards of management and the NTP board / DECDIY as requested including having oversight of the finances.
  • Work in partnership with other education projects funded under the dormant accounts (DCEDIY) to document and identify the shared learning to contribute to the development of future education programmes for the Traveller community.
  • Plan and oversee the development of a number of short videos to be used on social media to promote education for Traveller children at Pre-school, primary and secondary.

Candidates should possess a relevant qualifications and work experience which should be clearly outlined in the letter of application.

Please apply by emailing CV and Letter of Application to Marina on at by Wednesday 5th October 2022

Provisional date for interview 10th October 2022

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2022
Co Meath
Expiry Date
5th Oct, 2022