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Family Support Worker – Dublin West (Closing date 02.02.24)

  • Full Time
  • Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Crosscare profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Position Title: Family Support Worker

Location: Dublin Mid-West – Clondalkin, Ronanstown and Lucan

Agency/Programme: Crosscare – Family Support Service

Work Schedule: 37.5 hrs

Contract: 1 Year contract with extension subject to funding

Salary: DYS Point 1 – €34,513

Reports to: Team Leader Family Support Service

Role Purpose: To provide focused family intervention support to parents refereed by Tusla or the Youth Service, providing supports that helps improve parenting capacity.

The Role: Delivering a family support service

  • Provide one to one support sessions in the service and through home visits
  • Planning creative and innovative responses to family’s needs to address specific issues
  • Facilitate Peer Support Parents support groups incorporating Parenting and Personal Development.
  • Assessment and development of a case plan with the family in relation to the level and nature of support required to be reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis.
  • Family Support Worker to meet regularly with youth workers, youth justice workers , social workers and social care workers to discuss issues arising and explore or be familiarised with the responses/wrap around services being delivered to all family members.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills are essential for this post
  • Maintain confidentiality always in line with policy.
  • Reporting child safeguarding concerns in line with Crosscare’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • To work within the ethos and values of Crosscare/ To implement the Crosscare strategy.

The Holder

Qualification/Skills Requirements

  • A recognised relevant third level qualification in Youth Work, Social Studies, Social Care, Addiction or equivalent is desirable
  • A minimum of at least 2 years’ experience working with individuals/ families, women’s groups, parent’s groups and/or community development work is essential
  • Full clean driving licence is desirable

Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills / Negotiation skills / Have empathy and understanding
  • Teamwork / Organisational Skills /Excellent time management / Record keeping and report writing skills


  • Have an understanding of the work of Crosscare family Support Service.


  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous annual leave
  • Additional leave for long service
  • Training and Development Programmes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Digital Doctor Service
  • Competitive pension plan
  • Bike to Work Scheme

In Crosscare, we approach our work with an attitude of service, showinglove, care and kindness in all interactions with others. We treat people with a level of respect they will remember long after our service and support have been received. We strive for excellence in everything we do. Our clients, young people and service users deserve it.

Application Process: Please submit your CV and Cover Letter by following the application link below.

Closing date for applications is 2nd of Feb 2023

This position is funded by the DCYA through KWETB.

Crosscare is an equal opportunities employer

Garda Vetting will apply to this role

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