Job Advertisement: Social Support Officer- 24.5 hours per week in The EPIC Programme: Business in the Community Ireland

BITCI News - Sep 18, 2012

Tuesday September 18th 2012: An opportunity has arisen in the EPIC Programme a for a Social Support Officer on a 24.5 hour a week contract.

We are seeking to recruit a person with proven experience of providing psychosocial support to the socially excluded, particularly people from Immigrant Communities.

The Social Support Officer will assist clients accessing the EPIC Programme by:

–       Identifying the psychosocial needs of  vulnerable immigrants;

–       Providing psychosocial support/interventions to individual participants;

–       Developing relationships with individual clients whilst being aware of personal and professional boundaries;

–       Liaising with and referring clients to key agencies such as local social service providers and other statutory, community and voluntary organisations.

Ideally, candidates will hold a recognized qualification in Counselling / Psychotherapy / Psychology / Social Work, and have at least one-two year’s relevant work experience, together with a sound knowledge and understanding of the issues facing immigrants. We are seeking to recruit a self-starter, who is a good listener with very good interpersonal skills and a strong team player. All candidates must be committed to Continuous Professional Development.

Applications will be welcomed from candidates with exceptional experience but who do not possess formal qualifications.

For further information please contact Anita Reynolds on

Applicants should submit their CV and an introductory note stating their motivations for applying to this position by email to no later than 5.00pm on Monday October 1st. Interviews for this position will take place the following week for an immediate start. Please note the 24.5 hours per week will be spread over 5 working days.

Business in the Community Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and promotes a policy of continuous personal and professional development among its staff.