Family Support Workers Ref EIJB0723 | Enable Ireland

Family Support Workers Ref EIJB0723

Location: Tipperary
Contract Type: Permanent part time

We have an exciting opportunity for 4 x Family Support Workers based in North Tipperary

  • 2 x 20 Hours per week
  • 2 x 30 Hours per week

Contract Status:  Permanent Part time
Please specify on the application your preference

The Role:
To provide in-home and community based support to children with additional needs and their families. The family support service will be coordinated by the Family Support & Respite
Coordinators, who will prioritize families to be involved in the service and who agrees with each family the type and level of support to be provided.  The family support worker will be supervised by
and work closely with the Family Support & Respite Coordinator.

In order to provide a flexible family support service, the Family Support Worker will be
required to work during evenings and weekends.

Overview of Duties & Responsibilities
• To work in accordance with Enable Ireland’s code of Practice, Guidelines for working with
children and families and other National Policies, Guidelines and procedures as appropriate.

• To work with service owners and families as agreed with the Family Support & Respite
Coordinator.  As family needs will change from time to time the family Support Worker
will work closely with the Family Support & Respite Coordinator to ensure that the family
support service offered meets changing family needs.

• In agreement with the Family Support & Respite Coordinator to liaise with other relevant
personnel in relation to individual service owners and families.

• To take part in induction training or other in-service training relevant to the position.

Specific Responsibilities:
• The Family Support Worker will work with service owners in a range of settings including the
service owner’s home and other community settings.  At all times the Family Support Worker
 will be responsible for the safety and welfare of service user in his or her care.

• The Family Support Worker will be expected to display appropriate sensitivity while working
closely with families.

Essential Criteria:

• QQI Level 5 Childcare course (total 8 modules) to include module on special needs or relevant health related area.
• 1 Years’ experience of working with children with additional needs.
• Full Clean Driver’s license and Access to Transport

Desirable Criteria:

• Up to date Manual Handling, First Aid, Children First, ABA Programme, PECS and LAMH

In the event of a high volume of applicants Desirable Criteria may be applied in the shortlisting process

We would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with our organisation and ave the relevant experience/skills required for the role.

Please download a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Employment Application Form and forward the completed application form to: Edel Godley by email

Informal Queries to Majella Hegarty Family Support Coordinator by email


Closing date for applications: 4pm Wednesday 28th July 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 10th August 2021 via Microsoft Teams Video Link

Please note a panel may be formed for any similar vacancies which may arise during the next 12 months.

(Applications must be made on the Enable Ireland Application Form only. CV’s will not be accepted)

Enable Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
• The post will be subject to reference checks and may be subject to Garda vetting/police clearance, as relevant
• Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
• Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants from all sections of the community.
• The above information serves only as a guide to the advertised position. Enable Ireland, at its discretion, reserves the right to change this prior to appointment

Please review the Enable Ireland’s External Data Protection Notice available at for details on how Enable Ireland processes applicant’s personal information. Please note if you are invited for interview, we will share your personal data with (1) Any virtual service provider we use to host the interview and (2) the interview panel (if applicable). Your information will be stored for this purpose in line with our retention policy (see Enable Ireland’s Information Management Policy.

Family Support Workers Ref EIJB0723

2021.07.14 FSW JD 20HPW

2021.07.14 FSW JD 30HPW

2021.07.14 FSW PS

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