Women's Development and Education Worker (part-time)

Southside Partnership DLR CLG is a local development organisation working towards an inclusive and just society, where each person is encouraged and enabled to reach their full potential and live with dignity in active, healthy and safe communities. Our Women’s Programme is a key element of the comprehensive range of supports and services that we provide throughout Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR). The programme is based in the Furry Hill Community Centre, Sandyford Road, Balally, Dublin16. We are currently recruiting for the following position for our team:



Women’s Development and Education Worker (part-time)

The Women’s Development and Education Worker will be responsible for supporting the design, planning, implementation and review of our Women’s REPOWER Programme in designated targeted areas across the county of DLR.  The person will work as part of a team and their day-to-day activities will be supervised by the Project Leader of the Women’s Programme, under the line management of the Programme Manager, Community Development and Lifelong Learning. The person will be required to effectively manage the Women’s REPOWER Programme within strict timeframes to achieve the project outcomes and organisational objectives.

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14 women from 12 different countries participated in a Community Café style conversation with migrant women today, in the Samuel Becket Centre, Ballyogan. The purpose of the conversation was to explore migrant women’s experience of living in DLR. It was facilitated by CAN and hosted by Southside Partnership. It was a positive day; we had good conversations around the table about culture, language, employment and accommodation. The women were very interested in learning more about Irish culture, making new friends and finding employment. The conversation explored some of the difficulties and challenges faced by the women in integrating into Irish society; they include social exclusion, language barriers and cultural differences. They spoke about identity and belonging and shared that while some members of their families (husband/children) have settled into Irish life, many of the women themselves feel lonely and isolated. They shared their concerns about the future, their dreams about working and having secure accommodation, and were hopeful about the opportunities living in Ireland affords them. Towards the end of the conversation women spoke about wanting to meet more Irish people, to speak with them, to learn from them and share with them something of their own culture. For more information on our Women’s Integration Programme contact Marese Hegarty in Southside Partnership on 01-4421004


Integrated Collaborative Practice Programme Evaluation Report September 2016

The awarding of certificates to participants on the Integrated Collaborative Practice Programme (ICPP) took place in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Hall on 8th September. The twelve participants on the programme each received a NUI Certificate in Community Education and Equality Studies Level 8 Certificate, which is the equivalent of 20 credit transfers to a BA in Community Studies.

Some of the outcomes achieved included: 
 - Building strategies for more effective integration of services;
 - An enhanced awareness of collaborative practice in community services and settings;
 - An understanding of the role of personal leadership, the values underpinning it and the contribution it makes to integrative services; and
 - Promoting a model of integrated practice that can be replicated elsewhere.

The invited speaker for the graduation ceremony was the Dun Laoghaire County Council Chief Executive, Philomena Poole. The programme was developed and sponsored jointly by the Drug & Alcohol Task Force and Southside Partnership DLR and delivered by Community Action Network (CAN) and Maynooth University. An evaluation report on the ICPP by Patricia Prendiville was launched at the ceremony. View the report here ICPP Report