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Psychosocial Officer - Maternity Cover

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 Liaison Officer.  The Psychosocial Liaison Officer will be central to supporting the running of the psychosocial function within the organization. He/she will also work directly with survivors of torture, individually and in groups, to help them address any social barriers to their rehabilitation that they experience and to instil a sense of resilience and self-reliance.

Person Specification:

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant Third level qualification in Social Science or other related area
  • Excellent ability to work well both in a professional multi-disciplinary team and independently
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to take initiative
  • Experience of working with asylum seekers and refugees, culturally competent
  • Detailed knowledge of Irish health, education, social welfare and legal systems in relation both to those seeking and having received protection in the Irish State.
  • Excellent ability to represent, advocate, communicate and network
  • Excellent self-care and awareness of importance of boundaries
  • Excellent in use of IT and standard software packages
  • Excellent 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 Liaison Officer – Maternity Cover”

 

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

Closing Date:      Monday November 2nd, @5pm

Start Date:           Immediate

Interview Date: Friday November 6th

Rate:                     €30,000 per annum

Contract:             Maternity Cover

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