Children & Families Project Worker (Parenting Support)


Job Type
South Dublin County Partnership

Children & Families Project Worker (Parenting Support)

Full-time position as Children & Families project worker in South Dublin County Partnership

A vacancy has arisen for a full-time position as Children & Families project worker in South Dublin County Partnership. South Dublin County Partnership works with people who are socially excluded or are at risk of becoming so and promotes social cohesion and labour market participation with a focus on the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. This is achieved through a range of integrated activities in Education, Training, Job Placement, Early Childhood Services, Enterprise Support and Community and Environmental Programmes. South Dublin County Partnership is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds.

The Children & Families project worker will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of parenting supports in South Dublin County.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a qualification in parenting/community and youth work, social sciences, or a related field
  • have an in-depth understanding of obstacles facing children & families within an area of social exclusion
  • identify gaps and provide accessible opportunities for vulnerable parents to engage in evidence-based parenting initiatives
  • have knowledge of local development and the changing local development landscape
  • have significant experience in programme management
  • be responsible for direct delivery of parenting programmes in various locations in South Dublin County
  • work with parents on a one-to-one basis to provide personal action plans and to signpost families to other services where relevant
  • act as the parenting specialist within the Partnership and liaise with colleagues and offer advice/signpost to relevant organisations and encourage inter agency connectivity
  • gather information, statistics and prepare reports as required, including administration of databases as appropriate to the role.
  • review progress on an ongoing basis with the Line Manager and adapt plans accordingly
  • actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within SDCP as a whole.
  • participate in external parenting networks to share ideas and identify gaps
  • have capacity to work to deadlines
  • have excellent inter-personal and oral communication skills
  • have understanding of financial systems/procedures
  • have excellent report writing skills
  • have strong IT, digital media skills


  • Car Owner with full clean driver’s license
  • Garda Vetting will apply to this role


1 Year Fixed Term Contract (with probation of 6 months)



Salary will be commensurate with experience


Hours of work

35 hours per week

Application Details

Applicants should pay particular attention to the essential and desirable criteria in the job description, your suitability and why you are the best candidate for this post in question.

Please send three copies of your up-to-date detailed CV (no more than 2 pages) and cover letter accompanied with completed confidential form marked Children & Families Project Worker (Parenting Support) Job Ref: 54/2022


Administration & Operations Department,
South Dublin County Partnership,
Unit D1,
Nangor Road Business Park,
Nangor Road,
Dublin 12

OR alternatively email your application to   – subject box to be marked Children & Families Project Worker (Parenting Support) Job Ref: 54/2022

Closing date for receipt of applications: 28th June 2022

 Note no late applications will be accepted.

South Dublin County Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer.