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Community Development Project Worker

Description:

The role of the Community Development Worker is to provide a comprehensive Information and Support Service to lone parent families as part of the Programme Team. Helping families to identify their needs and support them in having these needs met in accordance with the ethos of Doras Buí.  The Community Development Worker is expected to undertake the role in a professional manner based on the principles of self-help and solidarity and in ways that accept and respect diversity. The role includes the delivery of information and support, working as part of the programme team.

The Community worker reports directly to the Programme Coordinator.

Main Responsibilities and duties of the post include:

  • Flexibility for hours of working, possible evening and weekends.
  • The provision of accurate information to lone parent callers in person, telephone or via social media.
  • Referring lone parents to appropriate statutory services and advocating with these statutory agencies in relation to their needs.
  • Supporting individuals to make personal action plans, ensuring appropriate records and statistics are kept up to date.
  • IT support and liaising with Doras Buí’s support contractor.
  • Supporting administration in the Adult and Child Counselling services.
  • Inputting of service user information on to the database.
  • Working closely with the Programme coordinator in identifying potential participants for group work programmes and working as part of a team in the planning, organising and evaluation of the programmes.
  • Maintaining accurate and confidential records.
  • Mentoring and assisting participants attending programmes when the need arises.
  • Organising once off events, in conjunction with other staff.
  • Networking and liaising with local community organisations and statutory agencies.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant 3rd level degree or 4 years experience in a similar role.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience of working in a community development setting.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and issues arising for lone parents.
  • Experience of supporting families.
  • A working knowledge of TUSLA, Meitheal and Children First.
  • A working knowledge of all relevant legislation, for example: Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • Ability to engage and build positive relationship with families and parents.
  • Experience of working with groups.
  • Experience of planning, implanting and reviewing programmes.
  • Strong, IT and social media skills, proficient in use of Microsoft office and databases e.g. salesforce.
  • The ability to maintain a professional approach and always observe confidentiality.
  • Exceptional organisation and administration skills and attention to detail.
  • Project prioritisation and the ability to remain clam under pressure.
  • Ability to engage with a range of statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • Full clean drivers licence and own car.

Peron Specification:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly motivation, proactive and flexible.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Good judgement, honesty and reliable.
  • Empathetic and approachable personality.
  • Strong leadership skills with a flexible and positive attitude towards work.

The salary for this post is €30,000 – €34,000, Full-time (Job Share pro-rata) depending on experience.

35 hours working week, annual leave 25 working days.

Garda clearance is necessary for this post.

Please contact Adele O’Connor, Programme Coordinator with a written application including your CV and cover letter for consideration before 5pm on Friday 15th November 2019.

Email adele.oconnor@dorasbui.ie or post to: Adele O’Connor, Doras Buí, Bunratty Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 17.

CE Receptionist / Administrator Position

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.

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Course Registration Day 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019

From: 9:00am – 11:00am

Courses:

Contact Us on 01-848 4811 or Email: info@dorasbui.ie

Be Present in The Moment

Tuesday 22nd January  (5 Weeks)

From 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: €5.00

Skills Based Taster Course

Wednesday 23rd January (8 Weeks)

From 10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: €5.00

Art (International Women’s Day Project)

Wednesday  Evening 23rd January (8 Weeks)

From 7:00pm-9:oopm

Cost: €5.00

Steps

Thursday 24th January (8 Weeks)

From  10:00am-12:00pm

Cost: €5.00 

Doras Buí Positives & Negatives 2018

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.