ADVERT ID 136814

Full time Project Worker


Blakestown- Mountview Educational Opportunities Programme

C/o Scoil Mhuire Jnr
Blakestown Way
Dublin 15
D15 F293


Other Education
Date Posted:
Fri Jun 19 2020 16:56:52
Application Closing Date:
Thu Jul 2 2020
Status of Post:
Number of Vacancies:


Full time Project Worker

Established in 2002 The School Completion Programme (SCP) was set up as part of the Department of Education and Skills DEIS Strategy – Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools. Since 2014 responsibility for the Programme was assumed by TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency as a function of its Education Welfare Services under the Education Welfare act 2000. The Programme delivers interventions to both primary and post primary children and young people who have been identified as potentially at risk of leaving school early. There are 124 local SCP projects nationally, operating in 470 primary schools and 224 post-primary schools.

The EOP-SCP (Educational Opportunities Programme) which is an equal opportunities employer, operates in 7 Schools in the wider Blanchardstown area. These comprise of 6 primary level Schools and 1 second level school

The EOP has a vacancy for a full time Project Worker

Essential Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
A relevant third level qualification in youth or community work, education, social care, or a related discipline
Experience & Knowledge
A minimum of 3 years’ practical experience of working with children, young people and families who experience disadvantage.
Experience of working with children and young people on a one to one or small group basis.
Experience of facilitating evidence-based manualized/non-manualized programmes for children and young people is desirable.
Knowledge of the needs of children and families, with a particular emphasis on children living with disadvantage is desirable.

Skills& Abilities
Commitment to the delivery of quality services to children and their families.
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with the vulnerable children and young people in our schools, as well as within the organization.
Excellent communication, planning, organizational, networking and report writing skills.
Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work on own initiative but seek guidance as appropriate.
Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
Experience in programmes involving art, sports music media etc.
Positive, solution-focused approach.

The job will entail assisting the Co-ordinator in implementing the Programme locally, as follows:
The organisation and facilitation of After School Clubs, Transfer Programme, Holiday supports and personal development programmes for young people in primary and post primary schools and other clubs/programmes as required.
To provide academic, behavioural and emotional support to select participants in groups and on a one-to-one basis, supporting solution-focused outcomes.
To liaise with school personnel, external agencies and families/guardians as required.
To maintain confidential written records of work with students subject to data protection guidelines and produce written reports as required.
To assist in the planning, development, and evaluation of SCP.
To attend meetings and participate in staff training where relevant.
Any other duties as required by the Local Coordinator.

Garda e-vetting and Statutory Declaration and form of undertaking will be requested of the successful applicant
Full, clean driving license and own transport essential

The salary is commensurate with point 4 of the 2018 CDYSB new entrant salary scale. This will be a fixed term/specified purpose contract subject to funding.

Application Process
Please send a CV and cover letter addressed to EOP Chairperson by post or email to either;
Blakestown-Mountview Educational Opportunities Programme
c/o Scoil Mhuire Senior
Blakestown Way
Dublin 15
Or by email to
Before 12 noon, Thursday 2nd July
Shortlisting will apply. A panel will be formed Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 6th July



Applications may be submitted by

  • Email

  • Post


Apply To:
C/o Scoil Mhuire Jnr
Blakestown Way
Dublin 15
D15 F293
Postal District:
Dublin 15