Barnardos Initial Assessment & Family Support Service, Dublin South Central
|LocationBarnardos Initial Assessment & Family Support Service, Dublin South Central|
|Employment typeFull-time (37 hours per week) and Specific purpose contracts with expected duration to end December 2023|
|Salary€32,896 - €50,848 D.O.E.|
|Contact PersonAoife Synnott Tel. 01 4530355|
|Closing date12:00 PM, Thursday 12 January, 2023.|
|Interview dateTo be Confirmed.|
Name of the Project: Initial Assessment & Family Support Service, Dublin South Central
Address/Location: Barnardos, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8
Contact details: 01-4530355
Barnardos Initial Assessment and Family Support Service, Dublin South Central is a new service that has been established in partnership with Tusla. The staffing team will be located in Barnardos Christchurch Square offices, working with families all over the Dublin South Central Tusla area. The team will comprise of 3 full time project workers, 1 team administrator and 1 project leader.
The service will conduct Initial Child Protection Assessments on behalf of our funders Tusla, whilst also doing some family support work and interventions with families who have been through the Initial Assessment process.
Project Workers undertake Initial Family Assessments identified as low to medium in terms of risk level. Project workers do this in partnership with Tusla, using the Signs of Safety Approach. Signs of Safety is the national child centered approach adopted by Tusla for child protection and welfare practice. It is grounded in partnership and collaboration with children, families and their wider networks of support.
Following the assessment, the Project Worker, in consultation with their manager will make a recommendation to Tusla regarding risk and safety for the children and family. The worker will recommend whether the case should remain open to Tusla, whether the family would benefit from engaging with a support service or whether the case can be closed.
Project workers will also offer a variety of family support interventions where identified as required for a family following an Initial Assessment
A full driving licence and the use of a suitably insured car are essential for this role.
The benefits of working with Barnardos are designed to promote continual professional development and a work-life balance for the most rewarding working experience.
|Location:||Barnardos Initial Assessment & Family Support Service, Dublin South Central|
|Responsible to:||Project Leader|
|Works with:||Children, parents, families, Barnardos staff, TUSLA social work staff and other TUSLA personnel, other statutory, voluntary and community partners|
As part of the national service, delivery framework the primary purpose of this post is to conduct Initial Assessments (IAs) on low –medium risk referrals received from Tusla social work department using the Signs of Safety approach to child protection and welfare concerns.
The post holder, as part of the family support team will also implement programmes that respond to the needs of children and families referred to the service following the IA, working in partnership with families and other organisations, community, voluntary bodies and statutory bodies as appropriate.
In IA work; to make an assess risk, determine the safety needs of the children and the protective capacity of the parents and wider family / social network, and in consultation with the Project Leader, make a recommendation to Tusla regarding the family.
In post IA, Family Support Work; to work collaboratively with families, parents, children and other agencies to enhance parents insight into and capacity to meet their children’s social, emotional, physical, developmental and educational needs whilst supporting the development of children’s emotional literacy, coping strategies, emotional regulation, development, relationships and overall wellbeing.
Note: This Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the work.
A recognised third level practice qualification (minimum Level 7 on the NFQ, Course content should include relevant student placements) in one of the following:
A full driving licence and access to the use of a suitably insured car is essential.
The post- holder is initially assigned to work in the Dublin South Central service but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Dublin area in line with organisational needs and funding allocations.
Applicants must complete this application form and submit it through our website before the closing date.
Applicants may also attach a CV or other supplementary information in respect of our application.
Attaching a CV alone will result in the applicant not being considered for shortlisting.
Shortlisting will apply
Candidates who are moved to the 2nd stage of our Recruitment process are required to complete a medical questionnaire and the E-Vetting process. References will be taken up at this stage.