2 x Family Support Workers (30hrs) (35hrs)

Closing Date: 17/02/2023
Full Time

Donegal Parent and Family Support Service (DPFSS) is seeking to recruit 2 Family Support Workers who will work directly with Springboard Family Support Service. Springboard Family Support Service is a community-based organisation who work under the auspice of Donegal Parent and Family Support Service. The service works with children and families to provide intensive family support to those most vulnerable ensuring best outcomes for those children and families.



  1. Family Support Worker (1 Year Contract) 35 hrs Base: Springboard FSS, Raphoe


  1. Family Support Worker (2 Year Contract) 30hrs Base: Springboard FSS, Raphoe


The Family Support Workers will ensure that the ethos, aims, objectives and actions of the project are fulfilled in line with service and national policies and standards.


The successful candidate will have:

  • At least two years’ experience in the delivery of home-based family support
  • A third level qualification relevant to the post
  • A clear understanding of Family Support, Meitheal and existing referral pathways in Co. Donegal
  • Ability to understand and react to the needs of vulnerable families
  • Significant experience of direct work with groups, children and families in a family support capacity
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with sensitivity
  • Ability to identify problem areas, make recommendations and create support plans to enable positive changes
  • Experience of planning and managing own workload within established guidelines
  • Ability to prioritise and review and work under pressure to specific timescales and targets
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Proven ability to network and work on an interagency basis
  • Excellent IT and Report Writing Skills



Further information can be obtained by emailing: recruitment@dpfss.ie. Short listing criteria will apply. Closing date for applications is Friday 17th February 2023 at 5.30pm. Applications will not be accepted beyond this point.

Your curriculum vitae & cover letter to be emailed to recruitment@dpfss.ie.

Interviews will take place on Monday 27th of February 2023.




Inishowen Development Partnership is a community led local development company that has successfully delivered rural development and social inclusion programmes and initiatives in Donegal since 1996 on behalf of the European Union and the Irish Government through the National Development Plan.