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Lorien Child and Family Service, Fortunestown, Tallaght
|LocationLorien Child and Family Service, Fortunestown, Tallaght|
|Employment typePart Time (31.5 hrs) and Specific Purpose contract to cover maternity leave from mid February 2019 and is likely to run until Februaury 2020|
|Salary€26,275 - €40,613|
|Contact PersonLinda Whelan on 01 4203019|
|Closing date17:00 PM, Tuesday 22 January, 2019.|
|Interview dateMonday 28th January 2019.|
|Name of the Project:||Lorien Child and Family Service, Fortunestown, Tallaght|
|Address/Location:||30 MacUilliam Crescent, Tallaght, Dublin 24|
|Contact Details:||01 4203019|
The Lorien Project was established in 1997 and expanded in 2002 as a service to address the needs of children in the Tallaght area whose lives are affected by drug misuse. Typically these are the children of drug using parents. The service is funded by Tallaght Drugs Task Force and the Health Service Executive Addiction Services.
These children can experience considerable instability, disruption and danger in their lives and are at significant risk of neglect and of progressing into a life of instability and addiction themselves. Their parents are often very conscious of the impact of their addiction on their children’s lives and can minimise this alongside feeling considerable guilt. Working with this level of need can be challenging and positive engagement in the team and wider organisation is important. In many cases grandparents and other extended family members play vital roles in bringing stability and security into the children’s lives, often with little or no recognition or support. The project is based in MacUlliam Crescent in West Tallaght and outreaches to the entire Tallaght area, working with families in their own homes and working closely with a number of community addiction services. The service aims to work with 31 families at any one time. The level of risk involved in many of the families requires a tight Active Case Management process and frequent submission of Standard Reporting Forms to the Child and Family Agency as well as playing a key role in effective interagency working.
From 2007 to 2010 a service design process was undertaken which involved researching the needs of the children and families who used the service and of the wider Tallaght community, reviewing international best practice in working with this client group, followed by a detailed process of designing the key elements of the interventions to be offered to children and families.
The key interventions offered by the project are:
The Project Worker plays a key role in the delivery of services to children and families, often in partnership with other agencies. The relationship the Project Worker builds with the families and other agencies is key to supporting a change process in a family and should be characterised by empathy, honesty and clear boundaries.
Recent change in national addiction policy means that the project works with families with alcohol addiction as well as illicit drug addiction.
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|Location:||Lorien Child and Family Service|
|Responsible to:||Project Leader|
|Works with:||Barnardos Dublin South & South West Region and a range of external agencies|
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.
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.
All documentation received by Barnardos in relation to job applications will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003. The information will only be used by Barnardos in the processing of job applications and for ongoing administrative purposes with job candidates. To make a request under the Data Protection Acts, please submit a request in writing to: Data Protection Executive, Barnardos National Office, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8 or email email@example.com