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LGBTQI+ Support Worker (part time)

 

Reporting to:             Development Worker and Coordinator from Greystones Family Resource Centre (GFRC)

 

Location:                    Greystones (based in Charlesland)

 

Closing Date:             5pm Wednesday 20th March 2024

 

Contract Period:                  

Part-time sessional work (3-4) hours per week until the end October 2024. Given the nature of the position, it might be necessary to work outside the standard hours and flexibility is required. 

 

Main Job Function:

To ensure that LGBTQI+ young people and families in the wider Greystones area are supported, respected and encouraged to develop their confidence and feel more able to participate positively within the family unit and community.

 

Principal duties and responsibilities:       

  • To actively engage and develop a social group for LGBTQI+ young people to connect and meet in a safe and respectful environment.

  • To research, source and have information accessible for members of the LGBTQI+ community, as well as for parents/caregivers.

  • Advertise and create awareness of this programme in the local community.

  • To oversee with the support of GFRC staff, the recruitment and training process for volunteer mentors.

  • To support volunteers in providing a one-to-one non-judgemental, confidential support service to all individuals and their families.

  • To facilitate and support volunteers in the facilitation of sustainable group work and potentially relevant issue-based workshops.

  • To liaise closely with relevant GFRC staff in order to fully ensure full compliance with all policies and procedures.

  • To ensure that all of the work is informed and led by community development and family support practices.

 

Person Specification:

We are looking for an individual who shares our values and ethos of social inclusion, anti discrimination, equality and community development approach. The individual will be trustworthy, a good communicator, able to work on their own initiative, work well as part of a team and display an enthusiastic and flexible approach to their work.

 

Knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years direct experience working with LGBTQI+ young people and their families.

  • A relevant 3rd level qualification is desirable.

  • Experience and knowledge of community development principles and the Family Resource Centre National Programmes.

  • Proven experience of facilitation, group work and one-to-one supports.

  • Proven experience of working with and supporting volunteers.

  • Knowledge of issues affecting LGBTQI+ communities.

  • Experience of networking and liaising with voluntary, community and statutory agencies as well as local community.

  • Experience in planning and evaluation methods.

  • Experience in IT skills including social media.

 

Salary:

The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience and will be calculated as an hourly rate.

 

Commencement of Post:

Following satisfactory Garda Vetting, Reference and Qualification checks.

To Apply:

Please email CV and cover letter to coordinator@greystonesfrc.ie by 5pm Wednesday 20th March 2024.

Greystones Family Resource Centre is recruiting for Two Ukrainian Community Support Workers

 

 

Reporting to:             Development Workers from Greystones Family Resource Centre (GFRC)

 

Location:                    Greystones and surrounding areas

Closing Date:             Friday 2nd June 2023

 

Contract Period:                  

Part-time sessional work 14 hours (2 days) per week for an 8 week period during June – August. The hourly rate is €15 per hour.  Given the nature of the position, it might be necessary to work outside the standard hours and flexibility may be required occassionally. 

 

Main Job Function:

The successful candidates will act as a coordinator and support worker as part of a team to provide supports and help deliver family activities.

The core purpose of the role is to engage with Ukrainian families, particularly those most isolated and living with Irish families or on their own.

 

Principal duties and responsibilities:       

  • Engage in outreach community development work with Ukrainian refugees in the wider Greystones area, particularly those most isolated.

  • Identify the current needs of the Ukrainian community living in Ireland.

  • Provide translation if needed.

  • Support their engagement to avail of supports and training available.

  • Coordinate a working group to deliver activities for children and families during the summer and other holiday periods.

  • Adhere to the policies and working practise of Greystones Family Resource Centre, ensuring strict adherence to them at all times

  • Work as part of the team and contribute to the work involved in achieving the outcomes of the funding for this work.

  • Answerable to Development team of Greystones Family Resource Centre.

  • The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to be a complete list of all duties involved and the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post.

 

 

 

For more information and to apply, send CV and cover letter by 5pm on Friday 2nd June 2023 to Rebecca Lowbridge at development@greystonesfrc.ie or post to Greystones Family Resource Centre. Unit 10, Charlesland, Greystones, Co Wicklow A63 AK52

Funded by the Community Foundation of Ireland and supported by Bray Area Parternship

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