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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.

To apply for the position forward your CV and a supporting statement addressing the essential criteria detailed in above link to

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.


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.


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.

To apply for the position forward your CV and a supporting statement addressing the essential criteria detailed in above link to

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.

Please forward CVs to

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.

Applications by CV to 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  Informal inquiries welcome on +353 (0) 87 367 3716.

 Closing date for Applications: Friday 28th September

Changing Lives Initiative Psychologist


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