Established in 2002 The School Completion Programme (SCP) was set up as part of the Department of Education and Skills DEIS Strategy – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools. Since 2014 responsibility for the Programme was assumed by TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency as a function of its Education Welfare Services under the Education Welfare act 2000. The Programme delivers interventions to both primary and post primary children and young people who have been identified as potentially at risk of leaving school early. There are 124 local SCP projects nationally, operating in 470 primary schools and 224 post-primary schools.
The EOP-SCP (Educational Opportunities Programme) operates in 7 Schools in the wider Blanchardstown area. These comprise of 6 primary level Schools and 1 second level School
The EOP has a position for a Project Worker part time 20 hour a week contract.
The ideal candidate will have:
A relevant third level qualification in youth or community work, education, social care, or a related discipline
Experience & Knowledge
A minimum of 3 years’ practical experience of working with children, young people and families who experience disadvantage.
Experience of working with children and young people on a one to one or small group basis.
Experience of facilitating evidence-based manualized/non-manualized programmes for children and young people is desirable.
Knowledge of the needs of children and families, with a particular emphasis on children living with disadvantage, is desirable.
Commitment to the delivery of quality services to children and families.
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with the vulnerable children and young people in our schools, as well as within the organization, within our schools and externally.
Excellent communication, planning, organizational, networking and report writing skills.
Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work on own initiative but seek guidance as appropriate.
Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
Experience in programmes involving art, sports music media etc.
Positive, solution-focused approach.
The job will entail assisting the Co-ordinator in implementing the Programme locally, as follows:
The Project Worker reports to the Co-ordinator.
The organisation and facilitation of After School Clubs, Transfer Programme, Holiday supports and personal development programmes for young people in primary and post primary schools and other clubs/programmes as required.
To provide academic, behavioural and emotional support to select participants in groups and on a one-to-one basis, supporting solution-focused outcomes.
To liaise with school personnel, external agencies and families/guardians as required.
To maintain confidential written records of work with students subject to data protection guidelines and produce written reports as required.
To assist in the planning, development, and evaluation of SCP.
To attend meetings and participate in staff training where relevant.
Any other duties as required by the Local Coordinator.
Garda e-vetting and Statutory Declaration will apply
Full, clean driving license and own transport essential
Salary as per CDYSB new entrant salary scale, starting point dependent on skills and experience. This will be a fixed term/specified purpose contract subject to funding.
Please send a CV and cover letter by post only to the
Blakestown-Mountview Educational Opportunities Programme
c/o Scoil Mhuire Senior
no later than 12pm Thursday 30th May 2019