The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s national child protection charity. Our mission is to make the protection of children everyone’s priority.
The ISPCC provides a range of services directly to children and families, and advocates for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland. It is funded through fundraising and through funding provided by government agencies for the delivery of specified services.
About this role:
The Bounce Back Youth Service is a service aimed at young people aged between 10-24, in the areas of South East and West Cavan.
It’s a rural resilience project that reaches out to young people who are isolated in the rural communities of West & South East Cavan and helps build better relationships and better mental health.
As part of the project the ISPCC provides a free, comprehensive, community based one-to-one support service (including out-of-hours access) to children and young people who may be experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties. This is provided by professional ISPCC support workers.
Children and families come to us with a wide range of issues, they are often in a crisis situation and we are here 24 hours a day to respond to them. Working with, and empowering children and families to overcome problems and lead happier healthier lives is just part of what we do. We actively target improving social inclusion through building connections and supporting relationships within families, giving them the skills to build a brighter future for their children.
The service aims to intervene to provide children and young people with the necessary supports to promote psychological resilience and maintain their psychological wellbeing, regardless of social or emotional background. Anyone concerned about a child can make a referral to the service. This includes parents, professionals and young people themselves.