Vacancies

Psychosocial Officer

Maternity Cover – Part Time, 6 months (with possible extension)

 

Spirasi is an NGO that provides holistic rehabilitation services to both asylum seekers and refugees who are victims of torture. We are looking to recruit a Psychosocial Officer.  The Psychosocial Officer is a front line post and is central to supporting, advocating on behalf of survivors of torture overcome social barriers to their recovery process and fostering resilience.  

Person Specification:

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant Third level qualification in Social Science or other related area
  • Ability to work well both in a professional multi-disciplinary team and alone
  • Experience working with asylum seekers, refugees; culturally competent
  • Detailed knowledge of Irish health, education, social welfare and legal systems in relation to both those seeking and having received protection in the Irish State.
  • Excellent ability to represent and advocate, communicate and network
  • Excellent self-care and awareness of importance of boundaries
  • Proficiency in use of IT and standard software packages
  • Strong reporting skills both written and numeric

 

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in a second and/or other languages
  • Experience in working in a therapeutic setting

 

Please send both a CV and a no more than one page Letter of Motivation stating how your skills and experience match the requirements of the post via email to andreas@spirasi.ie  with the subject line reading “Psychosocial Officer – Maternity Cover”.

 

Enquiries:            To Andreas Mokake , tel. 01-8389664 or email andreas@spirasi.ie   

Closing Date:      Thursday May 24th at 5.00pm

Start Date:           Immediate

Interviews:          Tuesday May 29th

Rate                     €30,000 per annum (€18,000 pro rata 21)

Contract:             Maternity Cover – Fixed Term for 6 Months with possible extension

 Please see Job Description attached below for more information.