Programme for Social Science Graduates

Programme for Social Science Graduates

Community Service Volunteer - training and professional supervision

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Graduate Programme

Calling graduates from Social Science disciplines to apply for our 12 month Community Service Volunteer programme 2019. Our programme offers the 14 successful candidates full training, experience working directly with our customers and professional supervision.

Graduate Programme

September 2019 until the end of August 2020

12 Month Programme

During these 12 months the 14 participants will work in one of our participating projects in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Waterford. These projects vary from Residential, Advice & Information, Childcare and Tenancy Support & Sustainment.

Benefit Your Career

The skills, experience and extensive training gained during these 12 months sets our Graduates up for further education and opens the door for further career opportunities in Focus Ireland.

Just some of the Benefits our incoming Community Service Volunteers will experience:

  • Competitive Salary with 25 days annual leave and 3 concession days. Cycle to Work Scheme, Group Heath Scheme and free membership to Focus Social Club
  • Full access to professional supervision and support from allocated CSV supervisor
  • Full access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Same policy entitlements as employees
  • Many seminars and work groups organized throughout the year – talks from internal & external experts
  • Bespoke training programme: Child Protection, First Aid, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Understanding Addiction, Parents Plus, Losses in Life & Bereavement, Mental Health, Stress Management, Motivational Interviewing, LGBT Homelessness and Traveller Culture.
  • Service visits arranged to other services that Focus Ireland would liaise with such as prisons and drug treatment centres.

    How to Apply

    Please send completed application form to recruit@focusireland.ie

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    We use competency based interviewing and testing. Please see Homeless Sector Competency Framework document for more information.

    Please download and print our Graduate Programme Poster for display in your college or organisation – thank you!

“I really enjoyed working with the team itself, which was very supportive and encouraging during my time there. Also, the regular supervision sessions were a great source of help and teaching.

I learned how to establish professional relationships with service users and network through improved communication skills. It also provided time to be able to build up my self-esteem and confidence through continuous training in different areas such as addiction and crisis intervention”.
– Eleanor, Aylward Green

Please contact us for more information