MIGRANT INTEGRATION PROJECT WORKER
South Dublin County Partnership works with people who experience
poverty and social exclusion. SDCP promotes social cohesion, active
citizenship and labour market participation with a focus on the most
disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the area.
We offer a range of integrated activities in Community Development,
Lifelong Learning, Enterprise and Employment, Family and Early
Childhood and Health and Wellbeing.
South Dublin County Partnership is seeking a dynamic, creative and
motivated Migrant Integration Worker to provide a supports and
integration opportunities for migrants, refugees and international
protection applicants in South County Dublin. This role will work with
all new communities but will have a particular focus on newly arrived
international protection applicants/asylum seekers in the County.
Reporting to the CEO or nominee, the responsibilities of the
Integration Worker are as follows:
* Build strong relationships with local and community service
providers, statutory and non-statutory agencies, developing and
maintaining integration opportunities, events, activities and referral
pathways for the individuals and communities you are working with.
* Work in consultation and partnership with individuals and groups
from new communities to shape programmes that effectively meet their
* Liaise with other organisations working with migrants and
advocating for migrant rights.
* Provide culturally appropriate supports, programmes,
opportunities, information and advice to new communities members of
migrant communities to promote integration and active citizenship.
* Work closely with local services and agencies to help develop and
facilitate wellbeing activities to encourage displaced individuals
connecting with others and taking part in community activities.
* Co-ordinate all activities, classes, and workshops etc. that meet
the needs of migrant communities.
* Support the Emergency Migrant Response Team to provide **Apply on
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asylum seekers, when necessary.
* Provide an advocacy, referral and introduction service for clients
to appropriate services, as required.
* Provide information and access to SDCP’s range of education,
health and wellbeing, family services and enterprise and employment
supports to eligible clients.
* Reach out to and support migrants who have not previously engaged
with SDCP services.
* Understand the barriers to integration that exist for some
migrants and apply appropriate mechanisms for over-coming these
barriers, with reference to best practice research.
* To develop and maintain, with the support of colleagues, an
accurate understanding of the relevant immigration legislation and
policies, health and welfare entitlements etc. relative to migrants,
asylum seekers and refugees.
* Carry out all administration associated with the role in a timely
and efficient manner.
* Provide regular, consistent & comprehensive reporting regarding
developments, gaps or blocks.
* Help meet the targets and goals of SDCP and collate reports for
relevant funders/senior management.
* Maintain strict confidentiality of personal information about
service users and adhere to SDCP policies and procedures.
* Participate fully and work effectively within the South Dublin
County Partnership Emergency Migrant Response Team.
* Other tasks and duties as and when required by the management.
* A relevant third-level qualification including social
sciences/social care, psychology, community development or equivalent
combination of relevant education and experience;
* English Language – Excellent written and spoken English
* A minimum of one year experience in a similar position or in
community services/education/social care setting.
* Experience of working collaboratively and in consultation with
community groups, preferably with those from migrant, refugee or
asylum seeker backgrounds
* Experience of designing and developing supports that meet the
needs of communities.
* Workshop design, planning and delivery.
* Experience of providing individual support and outreach,
preferably to migrants/refugees/asylum seekers.
* Some understanding of immigration policies, practices and
legislation in Ireland.
* A strong interest in and knowledge of the issues facing asylum
seekers, refugees and migrants in Ireland, particularly those who are
at risk of social exclusion, poverty and discrimination.
* A commitment to a human rights-based approaches.
* Experience of report writing.
* An understanding and ability to relate to and work with people
across a variety of cultures and backgrounds
* Experience of working in partnership with a wide range of other
* Experience managing a caseload and providing tailored and inclusive
supports, advocacy and advice.
* Experience in information provision and advocating for rights and
* Experience of event planning and management.
* Experience of community engagement/education on topics such as
anti-racism, allyship etc.
* Experience of online communication across various platforms and
methods including social media, Telegram, Canva, online registration
* Full & clear driving license & access to a car.
* Ability to engage with our client group with compassion and empathy
* Highly organised, with the ability to work well under pressure
* To have a flexible and adaptable work approach
* Excellent organisational and time management skills
* Excellent written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills
* Exercise good listening and communication skills with sensitivity
to cultural communication skills
* Appreciation of the need for confidentiality and integrity
* Well-developed IT skills
* Effectively work as a team member and independently, with a
high-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals
* Comfortable working in a busy, dynamic, multi-cultural environment
TERMS & CONDITIONS
POST: Project Worker (part-time) Initial contract for **Apply on the
website** months, may be renewed depending on performance and funding
LOCATION: Post requires outreach work with travel required throughout
the service delivery area of South County Dublin (Tallaght, Clondalkin
and surrounding areas).
SALARY: €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website**–
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Applicants should pay particular attention to the essential and
desirable criteria in the job description, your suitability and why
you are the best candidate for this post in question.
Please send three copies of your up-to-date detailed CV (no more than
2 pages) and cover letter accompanied with completed confidential form
marked MIGRANT INTEGRATION PROJECT WORKER REF: **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**/**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** to:
Administration & Operations Department, South Dublin County
Partnership, Unit D1, Nangor Road Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin
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OR alternatively email your application to **Apply on the
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Closing date for receipt of applications: 2ND DECEMBER **APPLY ON THE
Note no late applications will be accepted.
_SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER._
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