A little about them:
The Oasis Programme has been in operation in the Dublin 15 area for the past 15 years, and was initiated in order to support children in their transition from primary to secondary school taking into consideration the high percentage of early school leavers in the locality. A key element of the work is to support children to develop skills in conflict resolution. This is done by helping them to use strategies they become comfortable with so that they can manage their emotions and responses to the behaviours of others around them in a more positive way. The strategies are based on the principles of mediation and enable better personal outcomes in school, at home and in the wider community.
A little about this role:
The Programme runs two afternoons a week in each school from September to June and the aim is to prevent / reduce early school leaving by:
- Increasing attendance and participation in school
- Increase self- esteem and confidence
- Decrease in challenging behaviour
- Increased ability to deal with bullying
- Increased awareness of hygiene
- Increasing positive attitudes towards education
- Increased social skills and development of positive peer relationships
- Increasing problem solving skills
- Influencing school environment
- Supporting families regarding school attendance
- Completion of homework
They are looking for someone who has the welfare of children at the heart of what they do, and has great communication and interpersonal skills.