opportunities

Application process

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV and complete an application form.

A cover letter clearly stating what position is being applied for and completed application form should be sent to Emma Reidy, Manager, Po Box 5504, Dublin 17/ Email: admin@aoibhneas.org.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 5pm 22nd April 2016.

About Aoibhneas

Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge was established in 1988 to respond to the needs of women and children suffering domestic violence in their home.

Refuge Accommodation

Provision of 10 self contained units for 10 families. Facilities include communal kitchen, dining area, sitting room, laundry facilities, courtyard and children’s play area. Women and children can access refuge accommodation on a 24 hour, 365 days per year basis.

24 Hour Helpline

Access to a 24 hour confidential helpline service to women and agencies/ family/ friends ringing on behalf of women who are looking for information about aspects of their current situation.

  • Practical and emotional support to women who have or are experiencing physical, emotional, sexual and/ or financial abuse.
  • Advice and assistance on legal, housing, social welfare, rights and entitlements,budgeting.
  • Information, advocacy and referral to appropriate services.
  • Referral to refuge.

Drop-in Service

This service offers a safe confidential space for women to talk and work through their difficulties with trained staff who will provide:

  • Practical and emotional support to women who have or are experiencing physical, emotional, sexual and/ or financial abuse.
  • Advice and assistance on legal, housing, social welfare, rights and entitlements, budgeting.
  • Information, advocacy and referral to appropriate services.
  • Court accompaniment and preparation service.
  • Referral to refuge.
  • Post Refuge Support.

Outreach Service

Provision of a community based service that enables women experiencing domestic violence to access the necessary supports required to remain safely in their own homes and to provide post-refuge support to women and children who return home or relocate elsewhere. This service offers support in the following areas:

  • Practical and emotional support to women who have or are experiencing physical, emotional, sexual and/ or financial abuse.
  • Advice and assistance on legal, housing, social welfare, rights and entitlements, budgeting.
  • Information, advocacy and referrals to appropriate services.
  • Court accompaniment and preparation service.

Training

Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge recognises the need to work towards social and community change.

Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge provide specialist training to statutory groups, non-statutory groups, family resource centres, women’s groups and specialist domestic violence services responding to domestic violence.

Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge have designed a positive relationships programme, which is delivered to Secondary Schools and Youthreach.

All training provided by Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge is tailored to meet the identified needs of those requesting the training.