Family Services and Programme Co-Ordinator – Deansrath Family Centre

Person Specification
A Masters in Social Work
4 Years’ experience working directly with Families in a Family Support/Family Welfare/Social Work capacity.
3 Years’ experience at Team Leader/Team Coordinator level in a similar work environment
Accredited Qualification in Social Work/Clinical Supervision Practice
Experience of Delivery of Parenting Programmes
The knowledge, competencies, and relevant experience of providing high standards of individual, shared/ group supervision.

Key Skills and Responsibilities
The post will assume overall responsibility for the Family Team inclusive of provision of both Case Management and Self-Reflective Support and Supervision.
The ideal candidate will take overall responsibility for the referral, assessment, case management and moving on plans for children and families referred to the Family Centre and for ensuring positive outcomes for our families. They will support the practice and implementation of an Assessment Framework across the Organisation, thus ensuring high quality; integrated services are available to all families accessing Services from the Centre. The Activities of the Supervision will encapsulate the three primary domains which may overlap: administrative, educational and supportive with the provision of reflective clinical practice to the forefront.
They will ensure that service provision to children/families is through a Case Allocation, Case Management and Supervision Framework and be responsible for supporting the development of a competent, ethical, and professional community social work team. The successful candidate will assume lead responsibility for practice with the Family Support/Parent Facilitators Practitioners and supervise the work of Practitioners across the Centre in respect of complex cases and practice issues, developing and promoting best practice in family support/welfare provision.
They will have a unique and in-depth portfolio of transferable knowledge and competencies to provide high standards of individual, shared, group and peer supervision in the not-for-profit sector.
They will take overall responsibility for the ongoing development and implementation of the Organisations Groupwork Programme.
They will be very familiar/trained/accredited in formal Parenting Programme Facilitation eg. Incredible Years/Parents Plus in order to deliver same.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with people and be experienced working with clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Good administration skills appropriate to the post including computer literacy with an understanding of the concepts of database use and paperless record keeping. The role is part of the Management Team of the Organisation and as such the Holder is expected to participate as Line Manager to the Family Outreach Team and to participate and conduct as Management within the Organisation.

This position
is currently available as @ 14 hours weekly subject to a fixed 12-month contract, renewable subject to funding and successful six month probationary period. Hours may increase subject to availability of funding and requirements of the post.

Please apply with a C V and Cover letter to
Remuneration: To be advised upon application
Location: Deansrath Family Centre, St Cuthbert’s Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Reporting: To the Centre Director
Closing Date : 12th September 2021

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