Ireland’s national organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating, is recruiting a New Futures Key Worker. One Family’s vision is that every family in Ireland will be cherished equally, and will enjoy the social, financial, and legal equality to create their own positive future.

One Family Programmes Service

The One Family Programmes Service provides adult employability programmes to people parenting alone or sharing parenting. The service aims to develop and provide a range of best practice programmes that empower parents to move into education or work.

One Family’s New Steps programme is a 6-week parenting support and self-development programme. New Steps can be taken as a stand-alone programme and is also designed as an introductory course into our New Futures programme.

The New Futures Employability Programme is a twenty week, innovative, motivational, manualised, specialist bridging programme based on evidence-informed practice for supporting people distant from the labour market.

We commenced delivery of New Steps and New Futures via online delivery from September 2020. In September 2021 we further enhanced and adapted the programme for online delivery to include facilitated Zoom classes, purpose built online learning platform and online wraparound supports & key working. This allows us to reach lone parents nationally.

New Futures Key Worker

This post will provide the right applicant with the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic and exciting project, providing 1:1 support to women detached from the labour market. The project aims to support people parenting alone or sharing parenting through our flagship New Futures Employability programme and assist them in accessing further education, training, and employment.

This post has responsibility for the individual support requirements of One Family clients through a needs assessment and key working system. All learners will attend weekly facilitated group sessions via Zoom and will also engage weekly in self-directed online learning on our course platform. The key worker will assist learners on a 1:1 basis to engage in personal development, career planning and further education and training. All key working and support will take place online via Zoom.

This is a fixed term (until August 31st 2023), part-time post of 20 hours per week on an annual salary of €29,981 pro rata (€17132 for 20 hours). Flexibility regarding hours of work is essential to meet the needs of our clients.

This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period. The role will be based remotely during the ongoing public health restrictions, but the successful candidate must be able to attend One Family’s offices in Smithfield, Dublin 7, when required. A panel may be formed as a result of this recruitment process, from which current and future vacancies may be filled for this or other funded projects within the Programmes service.

A cover letter and CV addressing the role and the required competencies as outlined in the job description should be emailed to Valerie Maher, Programmes & Information Manager, One Family at:

Read job description here.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday January 7th, 2022. 

One Family is an equal opportunities employer

This project is part supported by the Irish Government, European Union and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion & Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 and the Employment & Social Innovation Programme (EaSI) 2021-2027