IDP is adapting their team to ensure we underpin our people-centered approach and address disadvantage and social exclusion. To ensure a coordinated national humanitarian response to people fleeing conflict in Ukraine and seeking protection in Ireland, IDP, as part of the Government response is now hiring Bilingual Integration Support Workers providing one-to-one supports and advocacy. We welcome and encourage applications from bilingual Ukrainians with fluency in English that have been granted Temporary Protection in Ireland. We are recruiting for up to three part-time positions, hours may include evening and weekend work.
These staff will work closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure an effective implementation of the emergency response programme and follow international best practice.
Ukrainian Integration Support Workers (x 3 part-time staff): 2-days/week flexible
The Ukrainian Integration Support Workers will act as a support person for Ukrainians fleeing conflict who are now based in the Inishowen local area hubs. They will link with local agencies and community groups to co-ordinate day to day activities, organise support and advice systems, provide advice and guidance and accompany for translation purposes as required. They will work as part of the IDP team to support people into our complimentary services, training and capacity building and refer people to other relevant agencies as necessary. Fluency in Ukrainian and English is essential for these posts. Russian fluency desirable. Candidates can also be considered for 4-day option (covering 2 local area hubs) subject to quality of applicants.
The desirable competencies include:
- A relevant third level degree in relevant areas or post-graduate qualification (Education, Community Development, Healthcare, Business, IT etc.)
- Advocacy and networking skills
- Excellent time management and workload planning skills
- Understanding of and a commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities and cultural diversity
- Excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Understanding of the barriers and issues facing immigrants (including refugees) and obstacles in accessing social and other services in Ireland
- Experience of working in a busy environment, with ability to working both on own initiative and as part of a team
- ICT, communication and report writing skills
How to Apply: Applications only on IDP’s official application form to firstname.lastname@example.org stating clearly that it relates to the ‘Ukrainian Support Worker’ role. Only those who complete the official application form will be considered for the position. Closing date for applications: Monday, August 8th at 1pm. All applicants should note that the proposed interview date is Tuesday, August 16th may be via zoom or in person – to be confirmed.
Posts will commence on Week beginning September 5th 2022.
Salary scale for this position is €30,518 per annum pro rata.
Inishowen Development Partnership is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society. The appointment is subject to normal recruitment procedures including Garda/Police Vetting.