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1. High Risk Support Project Leader (Maternity Cover)

Women’s Aid is currently seeking an individual to provide Maternity cover for the Project Lead of the unique and innovative High Risk Support Project that is embedded in Women’s Aid One to One Support Services. 

This is a full-time maternity cover contract 35 hours per week (Monday- Friday) which with the initial contract being 26-29 weeks depending on start date.

About the Role: The High Risk Support Project provides a multi-agency response to women at high risk of ongoing abuse and homicide from their ex-partners. Women’s Aid partners with An Garda Síochána, and local domestic abuse services to deliver a coordinated rapid response system for women and families, which is generously supported both by the Vodafone Foundation and the Commission for Support of Victims of Crime.  The High Risk Support Project supports and empowers women to feel safer and to begin rebuilding their lives free of constant fear.  The service operates for women resident in the greater Dublin area and will extend to some parts of Leinster as the project develops. Referrals are received from the Gardaí or other domestic abuse services.

 Essential Criteria

  • Minimum of 2 years direct experience of working with women experiencing domestic
  • A gendered analysis of Domestic Violence and Abuse.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the barriers women who have experienced abuse face on their journey for help-seeking with statutory agencies.
  • A full clean drivers license.
  • Comfort and experience of working both collaboratively as part of a diverse team, and also autonomously and on own initiative.
  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively and sustain strong partnerships with statutory and non-statutory agencies including leading on stakeholder meetings.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills including meeting required deadlines and in the context of a busy, demanding role.
  • Strong administrative skills for data collection and safe maintenance of records and experience in using client record management databases.
  • Strong communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to actively manage own self-care in a stressful and demanding work environment.
  • Flexible and willingness to work additional hours and travel outside of Dublin when requested and required.

Highly Desirable

  • Experience in co-ordinating projects within the voluntary sector and building partnerships with multiple stakeholders – statutory and non-statutory agencies.
  • Experience in evaluating a project – including collating and analysing of information and statistics.
  • Experience of completing domestic abuse risk assessments with women.
  • Experience in advocacy work with statutory agencies on behalf of women and court accompaniment work.

The High Risk Support Project (HRSP) Leader will be based primarily at 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2. However, there will be considerable off-site work with travelling around Dublin city and county and possible travel nationally.

The preferred start date for this position is 19th August 2019 but ideally the candidate should ideally be available to ommence in this role no later than 26th August 2019 to facilitate an in-depth handover with the current Project Leader. 

Salary scale: €36,147 -€40,107 depending on experience

Please send your completed application form marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and with Reference: HRSP to:  Cristin Rooney, Women’s Aid, 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2 or by email to cristin.rooney@womensaid.ie  by 9am Monday 1st July 2019.  

CVs will not be considered.

Interviews expected to take place week 8th July- week 15th July 2019.

Unfortunately due to our limited resources, we cannot respond to every application.  If you have not heard from us by Friday 5th July 2019, it will mean that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

 Women’s Aid strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

2. Helpline Night Support Worker

Purpose of the Post:

To provide support and information to women experiencing abuse in intimate relationships on the Women’s Aid National 24/7 free phone Helpline’s service, and to assist in the maintenance of the Helpline Service as part of the Helpline Team. 

The Helpline Night Support Worker will be required to work 2 night shifts per week, Monday to Sunday.  Flexibility is essential for the ‘out of hours’ night shifts (8pm-8am) over the 7 day period, supporting a set four week rotating roster.

The Helpline Night Support Worker Salary scale applies at an hourly rate of €18.57.

Please send the completed and signed application forms marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and referenced either with ‘Helpline Night Support Worker’ to hilary.daly@womensaid.ie.  CVs will not be considered.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: at COB 5pm on the 5th July 2019.  Proposed Interviews to be held on 15/16th July.

3. Helpline Panel Worker

Purpose of the Post:

To provide support and information to women experiencing abuse in intimate relationships on the Women’s Aid National 24/7 free phone Helpline, and to assist in the maintenance of the Helpline Service as part of the Helpline Team. 

The Helpline Panel Worker role requires flexibility throughout the 24 hour service, daytime office hours (8am – 8pm) and for ‘out of hours’ shifts (8pm – 8am) over a 7 day period, as required. 

Helpline Support Worker Salary scale applies at an hourly rate of €18.57.

Please send the completed and signed application form marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and ‘Helpline Panel Support Worker’ to: hilary.daly@womensaid.ie.  CVs will not be considered.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Friday 12th July at 5pm

Proposed Interviews to be held on 22/23rd July.

4. Financial Controller Ref FINCON19

Reporting to: The Financial Controller in Women’s Aid reports to the CEO. 

Key responsibilities include: financial management including reporting to funders and ensuring full compliance with regulatory requirements and accountability for funding received, strategic input into the organisations sustainable development.

Salary Scale: €57,930-€62,887 depending on experience (pro rata – 20 hours per week. Flexibility of working hours withing office hours will be considered.

Initial fixed term contract: Eighteen (18) Months

Please note that Garda vetting may be a requirement for this position.

Completed Applications only, should be submitted by email to Mary O’Connor on PA@womensaid.ie by close of business Friday August 9th.  Please use reference code: FINCON19 in the subject line. CVs will not be accepted.

5. Finance Administrator Ref: WAFAD19

Reporting to: Women’s Aid Financial Controller

Salary scale:   Women’s Aid Clerical scale (€23,431-€30,028 pro rata), point depending on experience. 20 hours per week pro rata. Flexible working within office hours will be considered.

Please note that Garda vetting may be a requirement for this position.

Completed Applications only, should be submitted by email to Mary O’Connor on PA@womensaid.ie by close of business Friday August 9th.  Please use reference code: WAFAD19 in the subject line.

CVs will not be accepted.

6. Administrative Assistant (Community Employment Scheme)

The role of the administrative assistant will be to provide administrative support and to carry out reception duties so as to contribute to the overall smooth administration of the organisation.

The work will be underpinned by the values and principles of the organisation and will consistently promote the strategic goals of Women’s Aid.

Job description

Main duties

  • Working at Women’s Aid reception
  • Answering calls, transferring callers to relevant personnel, taking messages and passing them on to relevant personnel and checking voicemail. Maintenance of an excellent telephone manner is required at all times.
  • Answering the door to callers, welcoming visitors and dealing with deliveries
  • Dealing sensitively with potentially vulnerable callers to the office and on the phone
  • Maintaining confidentiality of visitors and callers to Women’s Aid at all times
  • Checking email on a regular basis and taking appropriate action, under guidance of manager
  • Opening incoming post and date stamping all items, logging them, as appropriate.
  • Franking items for dispatch and logging outgoing post
  • Word-processing – produce documents to acceptable standards i.e. letters, notices, memos, etc.
  • Printing documents, photocopying and scanning documents
  • To perform other duties appropriate to the job as may be assigned from time to time by the manager

 Knowledge and skills required:

  • Computer skills including word processing, email and internet. Experience of Microsoft Office desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly answering calls at a busy reception
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a track record of working with members of the public, with experience of working with vulnerable people an advantage
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

This post is under the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s Community Employment (C.E.) scheme. Women’s Aid is a sponsoring organisation for St. Mary’s Community Project, Dublin 1. Applicants must be eligible for C.E. Working hours are 19.5 hours per week.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 June 2019.

Applications with CV attached should be sent to the Training administrator at Women’s Aid, 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2; email training@womensaid.ie. Please note all CVs will be forwarded to St. Mary’s Community Project to establish eligibility for C.E.

Women’s Aid strives to be an equal opportunities employer.