Family Support Worker, Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre, Cork

  • Full Time
  • Cork
  • Posted 2 months ago

Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre, Cork

Family Support Worker, Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre, Cork
*Job Details – Family Support Worker


Carrigtwohill FRC aims to provide a comprehensive mental health and family support service to the community and to those who use its services a safe place where individuals and families, feel secure, valued and confident. We work to deliver high standards and quality, effective services. The highly trained and competent staff at Carrigtwohill FRC understand and respond to the needs of individuals and families, in an atmosphere that is both supportive and nurturing, and where every individual is encouraged to achieve their potential.

Roles and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will carry out their duties as advised at interview, together with those outlined in the job description provided and in the Staff handbook. These duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and evolve in line with legislation, Carrigtwohill FRC policies and the continuing development of the service. From time to time you may be required to undertake other reasonable duties or be allocated to other areas of responsibility in accordance with the best interests of the service and its clients. All employees are required to be flexible in this regard.

This position will suit a qualified Family Support, Counsellor or Social Worker who wishes to gain experience and grow their career in a local community support role.

This position is full time Monday to Friday

Key Duties
Support Project Coordinator, Senior Family Support Worker, Family Support team and clients.

This is an important role within the FRC and the work is of a complex nature including working with those at risk of suicide. As a consequence, it requires a suitably qualified individual, mature in nature and with some experience in the area of mental health and family support.

Working closely with the Project Coordinator and Senior Family Support Worker to deliver a comprehensive and safe service to the community. The service provides Adult counselling, Adolescent Counselling and Family Support. The main duties of this role are:

Key Responsibilities

· Identify factors leading to disadvantage in the area and work with the Senior Family Support Worker, the Project Co-ordinator and the Board of Trustees the to raise awareness of these issues

· Deliver a range of family supports in the community in line with the Centre’s Workplan, including community events

· Ensure that the work undertaken is in keeping with the aims and objectives of the Family Resource Centre Programme

· Provide support and information to individuals and groups that are disadvantaged

· Work with the relevant statutory and voluntary agencies and facilitate inter-agency co-operation to address the needs of the target group and families in the local community

· Facilitate networking at local and regional level as appropriate.

· Liaise with colleagues within Education, Health and Social Services (Adult/Children Services) and professionals within external agencies.

· Work closely with the Co-ordinator and Senior Family Support Worker to promote and support local voluntary and community activities that benefit clients of the Programme and address disadvantage and inequalities in ways that are respectful and non-discriminatory.

· Participate in planning, review and evaluation of the work of the Centre as well as maintaining appropriate records and preparing reports within specific regular timeframes.

A detailed job specification is available on request outlining the full detail of the role. Please email [email protected] if you require a copy of same.

Minimum Requirements

· Third level qualification in Social Care, Counselling, Social Work or similar.

· Minimum of 1 – 3 years’ experience in similar, community-based position.

· Demonstrable organisational and administration skills.

· A pragmatic, sensible and mature individual who has demonstrated their competence in a similar role.

Ability to communicate effectively with people in the English language (verbally and in writing) and provide information using a range of communication methods including social media and newsletters.

Receipt of satisfactory written references and Garda vetting

Salary: From €35,000.00 per year

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Carrigtwohill, Cork, CO. Cork: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor’s (required)


  • Family support, Counselling or Social Work: 1 year (required)


  • English fluently (required)

Application deadline: 14/04/2023

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