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Archways: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Archways is seeking to recruit a dynamic and innovative CEO to lead the organisation in delivering our new strategic plan and growing our organisation.

Archways is a not-for-profit organisation which was set up in 2007 with funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies. The organisation was set up to improve the lives of children and families experiencing difficulties by identifying, delivering and evaluating evidence-based programmes which could support them. Since we were established, we have introduced 3 evidence-based programmes – the Incredible Years programme, Functional Family Therapy, and the Mentoring for Achievement Programme. These have been rolled out to thousands of families throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. We also deliver the Area-based Initiative for children in the Clondalkin area. In recent years we have developed a number of exciting new evidence-informed programmes and services to meet new and emerging needs including: The Changing Lives programme for families with a child with symptoms of ADHD, the Reach Out programme for fathers in Mountjoy prison, the Preparing to Parent antenatal programme, and anxiety workshops for parents and teachers concerned about anxiety amongst young people.

Archways currently has a staff of 30 people and a budget of €1.8 million. The CEO will report directly to the Archways Board of trustees and will be responsible for the following:

  • The overall management, control and operation of Archways in accordance with the policies and objectives set out by the Board and in compliance with good governance and all statutory and regulatory obligations

  • The leadership and implementation of Archways Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025

  • The overall planning, development, implementation and monitoring of Archways programmes for children, families and communities

  • Achieving annual key performance indicators to secure the overall objectives of the strategic plan

  • Ensuring excellent governance policies, procedures, and practices within the organisation at all times

  • The effective leadership, development and management of the staff team, including recruitment, supervision and performance reviews

  • Managing effective relationships with state agencies, philanthropic organisations, other not-for-profit, voluntary and community agencies in the delivery and advancement of Archways strategic portfolio of programmes

  • The maintenance of all administrative and financial systems and records of the organisation in compliance with GDPR and ensuring required reports and documentation are accurate and completed as required and within deadlines

  • The overseeing of the financial viability and management of Archways budget, being proactive in seeking funding opportunities and keeping the board advised of any financial matters impacting on Archways

  • The representation of Archways at public events and relevant committees and networks

The CEO is based at Archways Offices at 7&8 Oakfield Industrial Estate, Clondalkin, though working from other locations may be required from time to time. The successful candidate will be a car owner and hold a current clean driving license. Salary for the post will be competitive and commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate.

Applications to include a covering letter outlining your suitability for the job along with a CV should be sent to info@archways.ie. The closing date for receipt of applications is 23nd of February at 5pm

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education and work experience

  • A 3rd level qualification in a relevant area
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a senior role in the community and voluntary/statutory sector
  • A track record of achieving business success in a senior role in the community and voluntary/statutory sector
  • Experience of making funding proposals and negotiating funding agreements with statutory and philanthropic organisations
  • Experience of building and leading teams and building on employee engagement
  • Experience of working with a voluntary board of management

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues impacting on children, young people and families
  • Knowledge of prevention and early intervention approaches
  • Understanding of evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches to programme development for children, families and communities
  • An understanding of implementation processes
  • An understanding of the funding landscape both statutory and philanthropic
  • An understanding of financial management in the not-for-profit sector
  • An understanding of social enterprise models

Interpersonal Skills

  • Highly developed management skills
  • Capacity to engage in complex interagency structures
  • Ability to provide both leadership and support to staff
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions to problems facing young people and families
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective networking skills

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Archways
  • Self-motivated
  • Innovative and dynamic
  • Proactive in seeking opportunities for the organisation
  • Creative in their approach to problem solving
  • Supportive of board and staff
  • Effective in following through on decisions

 

The Changing Lives Initiative: Invitation to Quote – Technical Support and Graphic Design

 

The Changing Lives Initiative

Invitations to Quote: Technical Support and Graphic Design

The Changing Lives Initiative is an innovative early intervention programme supporting families affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The EU Interreg VA funded project over the last 3 years, has implemented a new community based early intervention programme for ADHD within the project areas in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Western Scotland.

The EU funded element of the project is now in its final months and Archways (lead partner of the Initiative) wish to engage specialist support to assist with communication and dissemination of the project results. The project evaluations have demonstrated the new Intervention to be highly effective and we wish to communicate the results to key stakeholders such as policy makers, practitioners and the public. Activities to disseminate the project results include an online event and production of a final report. In relation to these activities we wish to seek supplier(s) for the following support: Technical Support for the online event; and Graphic Design for the final project report.

Technical Support for Online Event

An online event is planned in April to highlight the project results and to close off the EU funded element of the project. Provisional date for the event is Tuesday 13th April (date subject to approval of funder).

It is envisaged that the event will take place over one morning and involve two sessions: one plenary session (1-1.5 hours), for which we plan to pre-record some of the presentations; and a second less formal discussion session (1 – 1.5hrs) including Q&A with participants.

We are seeking an appropriately experienced individual / company to:

  • Provide guidance to the Project Manager (Event coordinator) on the overall technical delivery of the event.

  • Provide advice and support in advance of the event to presenters on how best to pre-record their presentations and what format to supply these recordings in (approximately 3-4 short 10-minute presentations).

  • To gather the pre-recorded content ready for playing/ broadcasting on day.

  • To provide technical support on the day of the event (e.g. play pre-recorded content, spotlight speakers etc) and generally work with the Event Coordinator to ensure smooth technical delivery of the event.

  • To produce a recording of the event that could be made available to view post event, for example on Youtube.

Maximum budget available for Technical Support €2,000 inclusive of VAT

Graphic Design

The project would like to produce a final project report to summarise the results of the project and project evaluations. We are seeking an appropriately experienced individual / company to work with the project manager to:

  • Produce the overall design / artwork for the final project report approximately 16-20 pages long. Proof read content and all images will be supplied by the project.

  • Produce a number of simple visuals or infographics, for use in the final report and associated presentations, to visually compliment / represent the key findings of the project evaluations (approximately 12-15 key metrics/results). All information and metrics will be provided by the project along with some ideas – but we will be primarily relying on the designer to come up with ideas for how to best visually represent the information.

Format for the final report will initially be soft copy pdf and will need to be supplied in a suitable format / resolution for dissemination via email; we will however also require a high resolution print ready file for use at a later stage.

Maximum budget available for Graphic Design Support is €2,000 inclusive of VAT

Potential suppliers are welcome to quote for one or both of the above elements (i.e. Technical Support and/or Graphic Design), but should provide a separate quotation for each. Quotations should include a brief outline of the supplier’s relevant expertise/ experience.

Quotations should be sent to info@archways.ie, no later than Monday 15th February 2021. Please mark emails for the attention of Christina Riordan, CLI Project Manager

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Archways are recruiting a Project Manager to head up a new initiative in the north side of Dublin

Archways have been commissioned to establish a new project in the north side of Dublin to address the challenges faced by young people involved or are at risk of involvement in crime networks.

The project will have a strong focus on family support and will work with partner agencies to provide targeted interventions to young people and their families.

The project will run for 3 years and will be part of the University of Limerick ‘Greentown Project’ which aims to reduce the influence of criminal networks on young people and provide them with alternative pro-social pathways.

The project Manager will report to the CEO of Archways and will be responsible for the following:

  • Establishing and working with a local oversight committee consisting of local community and statutory organisations
  • Developing an implementation plan for the project
  • Providing support and supervision to the project staff team
  • The day to day coordination of the project
  • Developing annual work plans in conjunction with the oversight committee for the project
  • Working with the research team to ensure all relevant data is collected
  • Ensuring KPIs for the project are met
  • Build relationships and service pathways with local community and statutory service providers
  • Liaising with relevant local and national structures and provide reports as required
  • Organising project events.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a degree in a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing projects of this nature.
  • Experience of working in the community and voluntary sector
  • Collaborating alongside statutory agencies and
  • Experience of managing a staff team.

Desirable:

  • A knowledge of evidence based programmes for young people and families, along with an understanding of prevention, early intervention and criminality are desirable.

These position will be based in Archways/the project location

For further information or to apply for any of the positions advertised please contact info@archways.ie

Applications with CV and cover letter to info@archways.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 26th of November @ 5.00pm

The Archways Board is a voluntary Board which performs key roles in relation to the direction, leadership and corporate governance of the organisation and is currently involved in a strategic planning process to plan for the next 3year period.

Archways is seeking new board members and a new Chairperson to lead the Board – the current chair is retiring from the role after 5 years membership of the Board.

The role of the Chairperson will include:

  • To provide strategic leadership to the board

  • To support the board in the effective governance of the organisation and in ensuring the appropriate policies and procedures are in place

  • To ensure new board members are supported and the succession planning and recruitment of new board members as required with the diversity of skills required

  • To chair the board and steering group meetings and facilitate participative discussion and informed decision making at the meetings with regular review of finances, HR and other strategic issues

  • To provide line management and support to the CEO including regular meetings/communications, annual appraisal, succession planning

The Board has some very experienced members but is now seeking some new members to join it as the organisation continues to develop and innovate in response to new and emerging needs. The incoming Chairperson and new members should have some of the following experiences and backgrounds

  • Management and/or practice experience in the statutory, voluntary or community sectors

  • Experience in any sector of finance, marketing or communications

  • Ability to support organisational planning, implementation and review

  • Open and willing to participate in Board discussions

  • Understanding of the requirements of corporate governance in the voluntary and community sector or a willingness to participate in relevant training

The Board meets 8/9 times a year for approximately 2 hours.

If you are interested in joining our Board, please contact Grainne Burke Chairperson by email at grainne_burke@yahoo.ie  or Aileen O Donoghue CEO at aodonoghue@archways.ie for an informal discussion.

Archways: Project Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Family Therapists

 

Archways is a not for profit organisation researching and delivering evidence based programmes for children and families in Ireland. One of the programmes we deliver is Functional Family Therapy.

Archways have been commissioned to establish a new project in the north side of Dublin to address the challenges faced by young people involved or are at risk of involvement in crime networks. The project will have a strong focus on family support and will work with partner agencies to provide targeted interventions to young people and their families. The project will run for a 3-year period and as part of the University of Limerick ‘Greentown Project’ aims to reduce the influence of criminal networks on young people and provide them with alternative pro-social pathways. Full training will be provided in the Functional Family Therapy model.

As part of this initiative Archwaysnow wishes to recruit the following posts.
Project Manager
 The project Manager will report to the CEO of Archways and will be responsible for the following:
  • Establishing and working with a local oversight committee consisting of local community and statutory organisations
  • Developing an implementation plan for the project
  • The day to day coordination of the project
  • Developing annual work plans in conjunction with the oversight committee for the project
  • Working with the research team to ensure all relevant data is collected
  • Ensuring KPIs for the project are met
  • Build relationships and service pathways with local community and statutory service providers
  • Providing staff support and supervision
  • Liaising with relevant local and national structures
  • Organising project events

Candidates will have a degree in a relevant discipline and minimum of 3 years’ experience in a project management position. They will have experience of working in the Community and voluntary sector, working within or alongside statutory agencies and experience of managing a staff team. A knowledge of evidence based programmes for young people and families and prevention and early intervention/criminality is desirable.

Clinical Supervisor

The clinical supervisor will provide leadership and support to the team of functional family therapists who will work on this project. The successful candidate will have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed, youth and family development perspective and preferably have a proven track record of delivering highly effective work with young people and families with complex needs.

Qualifications and experience required

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Primary Degree in Psychotherapy/Family Therapy/Counselling Psychology with preferably an additional Diploma in Supervision.
  • Full accreditation with the relevant professional body is essential. – e.g.  IACP, IAHIP
  • Two or more year’s supervisory experience in a child/youth family services or other clinical settings preferred
  • 5 years direct clinical experience with adolescents or family systems
  • Must have strong organisational, administrative, interpersonal, and clinical skills
  • Valid driver’s license
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensuring high-quality performance of the Functional Family Therapy team in all areas including counselling, case management, and timely completion of accurate case documentation
  • Providing clinical supervision weekly to include both individual and group supervision
  • Assisting therapists by supervising complex cases and encouraging them to find ways of       persisting with challenge and disengagement of clients
  • Ensuring compliance with procedures and policies including incident reporting procedures
  • Ensuring compliance and timelines, accuracy, and quality of clinical documentation
  • Ensuring quality casework practice, which includes safety and risk assessment of children and families and case progress
  • Supporting therapists to comply with training and accreditation requirements
  • Carrying a caseload of 3-4 families
  • Overseeing and managing   the referral and intake process
  • Overseeing the data collection process necessary for the development of outcome results
  • Building and developing relationships with key community and statutory stakeholders
  • Attending staff meetings, inter-agency meetings, and other tasks as assigned
Functional Family Therapists -Three full time and one part time position available
Qualifications
Candidates must have a minimum qualification of a primary degree in Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology or Family Therapy. Full accreditation with the relevant professional body is essential. Candidates must have at least 3 years’ relevant work experience, working with families and adolescents with challenging and complex needs.
In addition candidates should have:
  • Ability to work within the Functional Family Therapy philosophy and model
  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to motivate families to participate in therapy
  • Commitment to empowering families to solve their own problems
  • High degree of stamina, positive mindset and ability to stick with and commitment to plans developed by families
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with families in their own homes where appropriate
  • Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet
  •  Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team
  • Ability to work collaboratively with statutory agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication/report writing skills
  • Full driving license
Duties and responsibilities will include
  • Carrying a caseload as assigned
  • Providing a home-based service to families as necessary
  • Actively participating as part of the project team
  • Working collaboratively with referring agencies and other community and state agencies.
  • Working with families to develop a family plan and case manage referrals to other appropriate services and supports
  • Perform the basic accountability tasks related to the job, which include compiling and maintaining all necessary records.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

https://www.activelink.ie/vacancies/children-youth/77279-archways-project-manager-clinical-supervisor-family-therapists

 

These position will be based in Archways/the project location
For further information or to apply for any of the positions advertised please contact info@archways.ie
Applications with CV and cover letter to info@archways.ie
The closing date for receipt of applications is the 29th September 2020 by 5.00 pm

 

Further job opportunities in Midlands

Archways now wishes to recruit one full-time and one part-time therapist for this new service.

Archways is a not for profit organisation researching and delivering evidence based programmes for children and families in Ireland. One of the programmes we deliver is Functional Family Therapy.

Archways are establishing a new functional family therapy service in the Midlands area with Tulsa to address the challenges faced by young people and their families with complex needs. The positions will be based in the Midlands area. The exact location to be agreed with the successful candidates. The positions will be for an initial one-year period. Full training will be provided in the Functional Family Therapy model.

 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a minimum qualification of a primary degree in Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology or Family Therapy. Full accreditation with the relevant professional body is essential. Candidates must have at least 3 years’ relevant work experience, working with families and adolescents with challenging and complex needs.

In addition, candidates should have:

  • Ability to work within the Functional Family Therapy philosophy and model
  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to motivate families to participate in therapy
  • Commitment to empowering families to solve their own problems
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with families in their own homes where appropriate
  • Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet
  • Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team
  • Ability to work collaboratively with statutory agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication/report writing skills
  • Full driving license

 

Duties and responsibilities will include

  • Carrying a caseload as assigned
  • Providing a home-based service to families as necessary
  • Actively participating as part of the project team
  • Working collaboratively with referring agencies and other community and state agencies.
  • Working with families to develop a family plan and case manage referrals to other appropriate services and supports
  • Perform the basic accountability tasks related to the job, which include compiling and maintaining all necessary records.
  • Perform other duties as request

https://www.activelink.ie/vacancies/community/77314-archways-therapist-one-full-time-and-one-part-time

 

For further information or to apply for any of the positions advertised please contact info@archways.ie

Applications with CV and cover letter to info@archways.ie stating which position you are applying for.

The closing date for receipt of applications 29th September  2020 by 5.00 pm

Previous opportunities

Archways – The Changing Lives Initiative: Psychologist

(12-month contract: September 2019 – August 2020)

The Changing Lives Initiative is a community-based project creating a better understanding about ADHD and providing an intervention programme for families with children (3-7) experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD.

The Initiative is a cross border project operating in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland, Belfast in Northern Ireland and the Argyll & Bute Region in Scotland. The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The Lead partner of The Changing Lives Initiative, Archways, is currently seeking to recruit a Psychologist to assist with delivery of the project.

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: The main project office is located in Dundalk, Co. Louth. The psychologist will be required to spend some time in each of the three project locations (County Louth, Belfast and Argyll & Bute region in Scotland) as required. We are open to receiving applications from candidates in any of the three locations.

Salary: €44,695 per annum

For job description click the link below. 

https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/children-youth/45907

Community Development Worker

The ABC Programme is an early intervention and prevention initiative focusing on children, parents and services in Clondalkin and parts of Lucan.  The programme aims to enhance child development and well-being, provide capacity-building supports to parents, and tackle educational disadvantage using evidence-informed approaches and interventions. The programme works in partnership with multiple services and agencies to ensure that children and families in the programme areas have access to integrated services.

The successful candidate will report to the Blue Skies Initiative Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Archways.

Overall Purpose of the Job:

The Community Development Worker will be responsible for:

  • Establishing contact with individuals and groups in local communities especially disadvantaged communities within the Blue Skies Initiative catchment area, namely Adamstown, Lucan.
  • Supporting the local community in Adamstown in collective action to address local issues by promoting the programme available through the Blue Skies Initiative
  • Linking individuals and groups in disadvantaged communities to resources and supports available through Blue Skies Initiatives and other service providers
  • Promoting social inclusion in local communities through effective use of community development principles and practice

Main Duties

  • Establishing initial contact with individuals and groups in a number of local community settings
  • Promoting the Blue Skies Initiative programmes in the local communities and schools
  • Referral of individuals interested in Blue Skies Initiative services
  • Supporting local community groups to develop projects to address needs in disadvantaged areas

Relevant Training or Qualifications  

  • It is essential that the applicant hold a relevant third level qualification in some or any of the following: Community Development, Youth Work, Social Sciences, Education or a related field.

Previous Experience Related to the Position

  • Experience of working with groups and individuals in a community setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of community development principles
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of social exclusion and marginalisation
  • Experience and understanding of inter-agency work
  • Experience and understanding of group facilitation
  • Understanding of group process.

Click the link for detailed job description.

https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/children-youth/43244

To apply for the position forward your CV and a supporting statement addressing the essential criteria detailed in above link toinfo@archways.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on the 25th of March 2019

Applications will be shortlisted and successful candidates will be called for interview in April.

 

Programme Facilitator

Archways is a registered charity working to deliver evidence based solutions for children and families. Archways delivers evidence based programmes including the Incredible Years suite of programmes, the Mentoring for Achievement Programme, Functional Family Therapy and the My Baby and Me ante natal programme. In addition Archways delivers training across the country to other communities in the Incredible Years and MAP programmes.

SUMMARY

Working as part of a team, the Programme Facilitator will work with local organisations to support the introduction and delivery of the evidence based programmes outlined above, both in Dublin and in a number of locations around the country.

The Programme Faciliatator will work with the programme coordinators to develop and deliver programmes, to support operations and progress the strategic aims of the organisation.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be expected to have

  • A minimum of 3 years group facilitation experience
  • A relevant 3rd level qualification
  • Experience of working with community and statutory agencies.

Click the link for detailed job description.

https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/community/42538

To apply for the position forward your CV and a supporting statement addressing the essential criteria detailed in above link toinfo@archways.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on the 22nd of February 2019

Applications will be shortlisted and successful candidates will be called for interview in March.

Functional Family Therapist Positions

Archways is a community based organisation researching and delivering evidence based programmes for children and families in Ireland. One of the programmes we deliver is Functional Family Therapy.

We are currently seeking to recruit two full time Functional Family Therapists to deliver this programme, one based in the Wexford / Waterford area, and one in the Dublin area. Training in functional family therapy will be provided.

Candidates must have a minimum qualification of a primary degree in Counselling/Psychotherapy, Counselling Psychology or Family Therapy.

Full accreditation with the relevant professional body is essential. Candidates must have at least two years relevant work experience working with families/adolescents with challenging and complex needs. A full driving license is required. Some travel will be required as part of this role.

https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/children-youth/41358

Please forward CVs to Info@archways.ie

Closing date for applications 5pm 21st of December 2018. Interviews will take place the week of 21st January 2019.

 

Project Development Worker Blue Skies Initiative 

Blue Skies Initiative is an ABC programme for the Clondalkin area.

We now wish to recruit two Project Development Workers for the Blue Skies Programme to work on a number of initiatives that are being developed and delivered by the Blue Skies programme.

https://www.activelink.ie/content/vacancies/children-youth/41357

Applications by CV to info@archways.ie by 5pm on the 21st of December 2018

 

Part-time Psychologist (initial 12-month contract)

The Changing Lives Initiative is a community-based project creating a better understanding of ADHD and providing an intervention programme for families with children (3-7) experiencing behaviours consistent with ADHD.

The Initiative is a cross-border project operating in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland, West Belfast in Northern Ireland and the Argyll & Bute Region in Scotland. The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The Lead partner of The Changing Lives Initiative, Archways, is currently seeking to recruit a Part-time Psychologist to assist with the delivery of the project.

Hours: 15 hours per week.  Some flexibility as to how working hours arranged.

Location: The main project office is located in Dundalk, Co. Louth.  The psychologist will be required to spend some time in each of the three project locations (County Louth, West Belfast and Argyll & Bute region in Scotland) as required.  We are open to receiving applications from candidates in any of the three locations.

To Apply:  Please send a CV with cover letter to Christina Riordan, Project Manager, The Changing Lives Initiative, Unit 39 Regional Development Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth or criordan@archways.ie.  Informal inquiries welcome on +353 (0) 87 367 3716.

Closing date for Applications: Friday 28th September

Changing Lives Initiative Psychologist

Internships

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