Immediate start required
We are looking for someone who will work with our clients in a professional and friendly manner. Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well with others in a team and on your own initiative. If you are successful your duties will include but are not limited to answering the phone, directing calls / taking messages and typing. You will be given all mandatory training for this position.
It has been an extraordinary year for woman in Ireland. It is 100 years since the first woman was elected into the Dáil and on that anniversary the constitution was changed so that woman and girls have access to necessary healthcare in Ireland.
There has been a huge increase in homelessness which hits the most vulnerable in society the hardest. Housing and childcare have always been the most challenging issues for lone parents, with landlords increasing rents and childcare costs, (although there have been positive changes), costs are still increasing. The barriers to education and employment have been snowballing continuously in 2018.
The Doras Buí building is in Coolock, but we have a large geographic catchment area, in which we provide outreach services. Doras Buí has supported lone parent families through these challenges this year as most of our clients are women it was an emotional roller coaster ride. We have very competitive rates for childcare and excellent, qualified childcare staff. We run programmes to help participants with their mental health, parenting skills, and upskilling participants with a view to improving their employment and education opportunities.
Due to harmful media stereotypes lone parent families are often viewed in a negative way. There was a positive change this year with the launch of the research carried out on Unmarried Father’s in Ireland. One of the findings of this research was that shared parenting is a more positive experience for children and families. Doras Buí has a plan in place to engage more unmarried Father’s in 2019 by linking in with local and national agencies.
Family Fun Day went well and fun had by all. It was the official launch of the Jungle Gym that was purchased with the proceeds raised from the Sugarloaf Climb.