Prevention Services Director, Psychologist & Support Worker roles

Job Title: Prevention Services Director, Psychologist & Support Worker roles
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
Salary: Please see job description
Job Published: January 10, 2017 15:43

Job Description

PACE is a not-for-profit organisation that works in the community with people with convictions who have spent time in prison. Over the past five years, PACE has developed a suite of Prevention Services targeted at people with convictions for harmful sexual behaviour. The aim of these three programmes is to prevent further offences. These services include the Safer Lives Treatment Programme, the Foothold Floating Support Service and the Circles of Support and Accountability. These services work as part of a multi-agency risk management strategy using a strengths-based approach in a desistance framework.

We are now expanding the Prevention Services and are recruiting the following three positions:

1. Prevention Services Director – this is a senior management position to oversee the running of all three services and to work with the CEO on the further strategic development of the Prevention Services. The role includes the supervision of all staff in the three programmes and requires the capacity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Management experience & experience of direct work with the target group is essential. This position is open to experienced and qualified social workers and/or psychologists. Informal enquiries to the CEO at
2. Safer Lives Psychologist – to work in partnership with the existing Safer Lives team, which has a multi-disciplinary ethos (psychology and social work), to provide a co-facilitated, process oriented, strengths-based group programme. The salary for this position is the basic grade Psychologist scale.
3. Foothold Floating Support Worker – to work in a frontline position on a one-to-one/paired basis with a small caseload of clients classified as being high risk and high need. At least three years’ experience of working with challenging behaviour and substantial knowledge of the homeless sector is required. Flexibility and an ability to lone work is also essential. Previous experience of working with prisoners is desirable.

Detailed job descriptions for each position are available upon request by emailing Applications, after consulting the job descriptions, are by emailing your CV and cover letter to Canvassing will disqualify.

The closing date for applications for these positions is Wednesday, 25th January 2017.

PACE is an equal opportunities employer.