Tusla is Recruiting Senior Child and Family Support Network Coordinators

A panel may be formed to fill future new/additional development posts within the four regions – South, West, Dublin Mid Leinster and Dublin North East. There are 8 immediate vacancies. 

Purpose of the Post:

  • To establish and oversee the development of collaborative network(s) of community, voluntary and statutory providers so as to improve access for children and families to support services at all levels of need that support and encourage the effective functioning of families. 
  • To support the implementation of Meitheal - The Early Intervention National Practice Model for all agencies working with Children, Young People and their Families. 
  • To promote and generate awareness of Tusla and its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Programme of work in order to encourage dialogue, close cooperation and good communication between Tusla and its partners. 
  • To provide line management to basic grade PPFS support personnel, both professional and administrative. 
  • To develop strong partnerships between Tusla and other agencies involved in supporting children, young people and their families and to facilitate and to promote enhanced inter-agency cooperation to ensure that services for children are co-ordinated and provide an integrated response to the needs of children and their families. 
  • To build the capacity amongst community and voluntary partners to participate in prevention, partnership and family support and specifically in the Meitheal Model. 
  • To ensure Tusla’s Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Programme of work is integrated with the work of Children and Young People’s Services Committees. 
  • To support and promote the development, welfare and protection of all children in the communities in their area through effective intra-agency and inter-agency working. 
  • To contribute to positive outcomes for all children and young people in their operational area. 
  • To promote the best interests of children and young people and to facilitate their participation when planning and reviewing the provision of services related to prevention, partnership and family support. 
  • To promote social inclusion including developing an approach to prevention partnership and family support that is specifically inclusive of minority groups. 
  • To identify and collate information on unmet need emerging through the PP&FS work. 

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