Aftercare Project Workers

The successful applicants will work alongside the team in creating and maintaining a secure environment for the young people to thrive. Fairport prides itself on promoting young people’s independence and access to better outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Project Worker will contribute to the planning and evaluation of individualised care programs based on needs identified.
  • To contribute to the promotion, creation and maintenance of a welcoming and caring environment with high standards of social care practice.
  • To ensure the rights and responsibilities of young people are respected and promoted.
  • To provide a positive life experience for the young people in all aspects of their care and welfare.
  • To advise the Team, Social Care Leader and Manager of any accidents, incidents, complaints or concerns as they arise and to provide written reports.
  • To deliver a stable, safe, clean and comfortable living and working environment for the young people and staff in the unit.
  • To take on and support key worker responsibilities as required, prepare written reports for reviews and case conferences.
  • To undertake all domestic duties required.
  • In conjunction with the Aftercare Manager, contribute to the ongoing development of the service in keeping with good practice, Tusla, HIQA requirements and Company objectives.
  • An aptitude to carry out risk assessment, periodic reviews and progress reports.


  • €16 – €17.50 hourly depending on experience plus overnight allowance.


  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Competitive starting salary
  • Discounted staff motor insurance
  • Flexibility on working hours
  • Pension scheme (PRSA)
  • Promotion and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend bonus
  • Support for further education and training
  • Uniform provided

Essential Criteria

  • A recognised third level qualification in social care/youth work/family support or related discipline.
  • Experience of supporting young people or individuals more vulnerable in society.
  • Working knowledge of HIQA, Tusla, National Standards for Residential Services.

Skills / Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good leadership, facilitation and group work skills.
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate programmes based on emerging needs.
  • Proficient administration, time management and report writing skills.
  • IT skills including Excel, Microsoft Word, Outlook
  • Excellent teamwork experience.
  • Experience working within a residential & team environment.
  • Working knowledge of issues facing young people leaving care.
  • Committed to being positive & flexible with a passion for working with young adults.

Please send your CV

  • Short listing will apply.
  • A panel will be formed for appointments.
  • Job Post is subject to Garda Vetting

All documentation received by Fairport Care Services will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; 2018)