FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER – PARENTING WHEN SEPARATED
PART-TIME **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** MONTH FIXED PURPOSE CONTRACT
**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** HOURS PER WEEK
Northside FRC initiated the Parenting When Separated Project in
response to a demand from key stakeholders. The Project has grown and
expanded across the Midwest FRC Region in partnership with Parents
Plus. With funding from the Community Foundation of Ireland RTE Toy
Show Appeal We are now progressing onto the next phase of the project
where we have partnered with the Northwest FRC Forum to expand the
The role of the Family Support Worker is to support parents going
through a separation with a focus on the child. The Worker will be
responsible for piloting the project in the NORTHWEST FRC REGION
(SLIGO/LEITRIM/DONEGAL) modelled on the successes in the Midwest FRC
Region. Additionally, the worker will take responsibility for the
assessment of needs; referrals to appropriate services; mentoring
parenting when separated facilitators; planning and organising
programmes; building relationships with key referral agents and other
The successful candidate will be employed by Northside Family Resource
Centre and HOSTED BY A FRC IN THE NORTHWEST REGION. The Worker will
report to the Project Lead on a daily basis and ultimately to the
Voluntary Board of Management of Northside FRC through the Coordinator
of Community and Family Services.
SOME OF THE KEY AREAS OF WORK INCLUDE:
* To liaise and network with key stakeholders, establishing the
Parenting When Separated Project in the Northwest.
* Promote and champion the Project.
* Recruit Parents; conduct assessments of needs; refer to
appropriate services and provide information and advice as required.
Provide a one-to-one, non-judgemental, confidential support to parents
in line with the Centre’s work-plan.
* Recruit, train, and support a bank of Parenting When Separated
Facilitators from across the Northwest.
* Organise rolling programmes to meet demand in line with the
parameters laid down by Parents Plus.
* Collect high quality data; prepare a variety of reports and
complete any necessary funding applications.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please DO NOT send your CV. A full job description, application forms
and explanatory notes can be found at
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