Job Details: Aster Family Support: Family Support Worker


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Aster Family Support: Family Support Worker
[Aster Family Support]

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

ASTER FAMILY SUPPORT; PERMANENT POSITION LHO DUBLIN NORTH

NAME OF EMPLOYER: Aster Family Support CLG

LOCATION: LHO Dublin North. Including Dublin 5, **Apply on the
website**, **Apply on the website**, Swords & Balbriggan areas.

CONTRACTS & HOURS: Aster Family Support are seeking to fill a full
time (**Apply on the website** hours per week excluding lunch breaks)
permanent post for a Family Support Worker. This position will include
working across our programmes of Family Support, Household Assist,
Parenting Programmes, Supporting the Meitheal Process and other
programmes delivered in Aster Family Resource Centre Balbriggan.

All staff will be expected to work with flexibility according to their
contracts. Evening and weekend work may be required for these
positions for which time in lieu will be given.

FULL CLEAN DRIVING LICENCE AND ACCESS TO OWN CAR WITH APPROPRIATE
INSURANCE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THESE POSITIONS.

THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO GARDA CLEARANCE AND REFERENCES WILL BE
REQUIRED.

SALARY: The starting rate for FSW is €**Apply on the
website**,**Apply on the website** pa

REPORTING TO: General Manager of Aster Family Support

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OVER ALL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION(S)

* To provide the required response to families referred to the
service as agreed with the Manager.
* To support identified families in need.
* To implement Aster Family Support programmes and interventions.
* To provide practical supports that enable parents, carers and
individuals to improve outcomes for themselves and their families.
* Be able to report and describe safeguarding concerns to the
Manager.

MAIN DUTIES

* The provision of a seamless service to families when working in
partnership with other agencies and services.
* Working in partnerships with families in their own homes and their
communities to raise awareness of the services provided by Aster
Family Support.
* Delivering practical home-based supports and interventions as
described in documents, policies & procedures relating to the service.
* Providing information about other services available to support
families in the children’s centre area and assist parents/carers in
accessing these.
* Ensuring Aster Family Support services are well publicised
throughout the area and participation in the development of the
programmes we offer through presentations promoting the programmes
etc.
* Keeping accurate and up to date records for monitoring and
development purposes.
* Facilitating appropriate information sharing between, staff and
other relevant agencies whilst working within the correct legislative
and information sharing framework.
* Contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of all
interventions, programmes and services by collecting data and
statistics as required.
* Supporting other staff members, volunteers and assistants as
required.
* Delivering Aster Family Support services in a welcoming, inclusive
manner which actively promotes anti discriminatory practices by having
due regard for and giving respect to each child’s and family’s
racial or ethnic origin, ability, gender, sexual orientation or
material advantage;
* Working in partnership with agencies, other services and the
community to identify and deliver quality services to children and
families using our service, especially those who are hard to reach.
* Working with both statutory and non-statutory organisations to
ensure best outcomes for the families we work with.
* Meeting regularly with the Manager and engaging in supervision.
* Participating in team & project meetings and training, keeping up
to date with current issues and social policy informing every day
practice.
* Adhering to Aster Family Support policies and procedures and
having full regard for child protection and safe practice issues and
to report and describe safeguarding concerns to the Manager in the
appropriate circumstances.
* Carrying out duties as requested by the Manager or those appointed
by the Manager.
* Working closely with colleagues and providing absence cover when
necessary.
* Flexibility around working hours is a requirement as evening and
weekend work will be a feature of these positions.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

* A recognised third level qualification in; social care or related
discipline i.e., addiction, social work, psychology, education or
equivalent.
* Relevant work experience in the voluntary and community sector.
* High level of computer skills.
* Children First & Child Protection knowledge and training.
* Participation in training and development courses relevant to the
work.

KNOWLEDGE

* Thorough knowledge of safeguarding and safe practices in working
with children, families and agencies.
* A strong understanding of evidence-based parenting programmes.
* A familiarity of the dynamics of sexual abuse and violence within
families.
* Good working knowledge of Child Protection Legislation and
Guidelines & Tusla’s National Outcomes for Children and Families.
* Knowledge and understanding of the impact of an inter disciplinary
approach when working with families.
* Knowledge and understanding of Data Protection, GDPR and
Confidentiality issues, relevant to the position of Family Support
Worker

EXPERIENCE

* Experience as a practitioner, in planning and providing 1 to 1
support and group interventions to children and their families and
carers; including those identified as being vulnerable, using an
outcomes focussed approach.
* Experience in the community/voluntary sector.
* Experience of working effectively in multi-agency partnerships and
settings.
* Experience of conducting outreach work/home visiting.
* Experience and understanding of the issues of working in an area
of disadvantage.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

* The ability to listen to and involve children, young people and
parents in decision making processes.
* The ability to deliver evidence-based parenting programmes through
group and 1 to 1 work.
* The ability to make informed assessments of need, and to
formulate, monitor and successfully implement appropriate plans, in
consultation with families and the Manager.
* The ability to record case work in a professional and timely
manner.
* Sufficient IT skills to deliver high quality practice and
communicate in an office that uses Microsoft Office applications.
* Provide services to children, young people and families and give
the support that is needed to build good relationships with these and
internal and external stakeholders.
* Ability to work to a high standard with clear and agreed
boundaries that enable them to meet project and organisation targets.
* Ability to work on your own initiative to identify and resolve
problems quickly while acknowledging when to seek support from others.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to the values of Aster
Family Support to enhance the lives of the children and families we
work with.
* The ability to work effectively under pressure and handle changing
priorities.

CONFIDENTIALITY

* All information acquired by you in the course of your work with
ASTER, especially that of clients or their families, must be treated
with strict confidentiality both during and after termination of your
employment, except where such information can and should be shared in
confidence with professionals from other services involved in the care
of the client & their children particularly in relation to any Child
Protection & Welfare concerns.

PERFORMANCE

* As part of a performance management system you will participate in
regular support & supervision meetings with your Manager.
* You will undertake any training which Aster considers necessary
for your further development.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

* You must read and be aware of the Policies and Procedures of ASTER
as outlined in the Staff Handbook.

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Please apply by emailing COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM & DATA PROTECTION
STATEMENT TO **Apply on the website** The subject line of the email
should contain ‘APPLICATION FOR FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER’.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is **APPLY ON
THE WEBSITE**.**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** MID-DAY ON FRIDAY **APPLY ON
THE WEBSITE**TH OF APRIL **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**. Enquiries will be
handled by email only. Applications will be shortlisted and it is
planned to hold interviews the week of the **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**TH
OF MAY **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**. Only interview candidate’s will be
contacted by the service with regard to their applications.

FULL CLEAN DRIVING LICENCE AND ACCESS TO OWN CAR WITH APPROPRIATE
INSURANCE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THESE POSITIONS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO GARDA VETTING AND
REFERENCES WILL BE REQUIRED.

_ASTER FAMILY SUPPORT CLG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER._


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