FAIM Project Worker – Kildare Youth Services – Co Kildare

The Family Assessment & Intervention Model (FAIM) is a differential response type model. It is an initiative developed by Kildare Youth Services and the Child and Family Agency in Kildare/West Wicklow. It aims to ensure child welfare concerns are addressed as quickly as possible and to provide children and families with an assessment of need and a brief intervention based on their needs.
The successful candidate must highlight in their application form that they have:

A recognised third level qualification in one of the following:
Social Work
Social Care
Youth / Community Work
Early Childhood Care & Education
Or a related discipline e.g. Nursing, Psychology, and Early Years Education etc.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working with young people, children and families in a paid capacity.
Experience of formally assessing the needs of children and families who are at risk.
Experience of brief intervention work.
Experience of planning and implementing interventions/supports in partnership with children and families.
Experience of preparing clear needs-led reports on children and families.
As well as the above, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate at interview that they have:

A working knowledge of Children First and of the Children Act 2001 (Revised March 2013).
The ability to forge and develop objective working relationships with children, young people, families/carers.
The ability to work effectively and confidently with challenging situations.
The ability to work with a variety of professionals in other agencies.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
A willingness to work unsocial hours and a time off in lieu system.
A full clean driving license and own transport.
The successful candidate will be employed by Kildare Youth Services (KYS) for an initial 12 month fixed-term contract, including a 6 month probationary period. Closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 14th of June 2019. If shortlisted for interview you will be notified at least a week in advance of the interview date.

For job description, person specification and application form contact: jayne.pearse@kys.ie

Applications by KYS electronic application form only to: Sandra Byrne, FAIM Coordinator on sandra.byrne@kys.ie

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