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|Employment typePart Time (30 hrs) and Fixed Term contract to 24th December 2019.|
|Contact PersonElaine Carey on 061 329298|
|Closing date17:00 PM, Wednesday 23 January, 2019.|
|Interview dateThursday 31st January 2019.|
|Name of the Project:||Limerick South Family Support Service|
|Address/Location:||373/374 O'Malley Park, Southill, Limerick|
|Contact Details:||061 329298|
Barnardos family support work in Limerick started with the establishment of a Family Support Project in Moyross in 1996 in partnership with the HSE and FAS. In 1999, a project was established in Southside as part of the Springboard Initiative, and a further project was established in Islandgate in 2002. In 2011, in order to provide a citywide service to children in Limerick, all Barnardos activity was brought together in the form of two services: Barnardos Family Support Service - Limerick North and Limerick South.
Barnardos services have the goals of improving the emotional well-being of children, and improving their capacity for learning and development. Barnardos is committed to interagency working and a partnership approach with families.
Barnardos Family Support Service offers direct support to families to address the needs of children. The types of intervention usually include individual work with a child and/or a parent; parent and child work; family work; group work with children and adults, drop-in information and advice, and community activities. The types of support provided often include parenting support, practical support, and support to children in terms of managing behaviour, identity work, self esteem work, sibling work, and other issues as they arise.
Barnardos believes that an interagency approach is key to successful outcomes for families engaged with the service.
Referrals for Limerick South are received primarily from Tusla Social Work Dept in Southill Health Centre and Roxtown Health Centre. Other services also refer ie: Public Health Nurses, Schools, Hospitals. While working with a referred family, regular contact is maintained with the referring agency, and review meetings are held with the family to ensure an effective and appropriate service is being offered.
Barnardos Family Support Service Limerick South works with children and families in the south of Limerick city and delivers services in a number of centres including O’Malley Park Southill, Garryglass Ave Ballinacurra Weston, Bishop St and St. Mary’s Girls School in Kings Island. The administrative base for the staff team is in O’Malley Park.
|Location:||Barnardos Family Support Service, Limerick South|
|Responsible to:||Project Leader|
|Works with:||Project Leader, Project Staff, External Agencies as appropriate and Children and Families accessing Barnardos services|
To develop and implement programmes that respond to the needs of children and families referred to the service working in partnership with families and other organisational, community and voluntary bodies.
Note: This Job Description will be reviewed and updated in line with the needs of the work.
A recognised third level practice qualification (Course content should include relevant student placements and be minimum Level 7 on the NFQ) in one of the following:
Note: this list can be varied depending on the specific requests of the post.
The postholder is initially assigned to work in the Limerick South Service but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Limerick area in line with organisational needs.
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.
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