Project Worker – Deis Scop School Completion Programme

Deis Scop School Completion Programme serves the south –west area of Cork City, working with 7 primary and 2 post-primary schools. The BOM invites applications for the position of project worker. This is a fixed term contract of 35 hours a week, ending on August 31st, 2018.

The primary objective of this position is to engage with a target group of young people, aged from 6 to 18 years who have been identified as being at risk of early school-leaving and to enable them to acquire learning and groupwork skills which will allow them to productively participate in their education and thereby maximise their potential.

Qualifications and Experience;
A third level qualification and experience in relevant fields such as education, social science, youth/ community and social inclusion

Working with young people on an individual and group basis who are targeted for support by Deis Scop SCP
Developing, facilitating and implement age appropriate programmes in response to the identified needs of the targeted students
Plan, implement and evaluate after-school and holiday programmes
To collaborate with SCP colleagues, school staff and various agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for targeted students
Maintaining detailed case and programme plans and reviews – based on an outcome focussed model of working
Reporting regularly to the SCP Co-Ordinator and Management Committee
The successful candidate will ideally have;

2 years practical experience of working with young people in similar field of expertise
A knowledge and understanding of the Education system – and in particular educational disadvantage
Familiarity with Deis programmes
The ability to develop, organise, deliver and facilitate educational, recreational and skills based programmes on a group or individual basis
An understanding of Logic Model Planning and Evaluation tools
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proficient IT skills
Full driver’s license essential – successful candidate must have own transport
Salary Scale in line with Dublin ETB Youth Work Scale

Applications by CV and cover letter with references to the Chairperson of BOM by email only – by 3pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017

In accordance with the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016, Garda Vetting is a standard requirement for the successful candidate

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