Healthy Ireland Co-ordinator for CYPSC [Children and Young People’s Services Committees] (Specified Purpose - 3 years)

Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8
 Salary:  See Description for Details
Other   Temporary/Contract/Project
Closing Date: 20/02/2023 Closing Time: 12:00
Recruitment start: 02/02/2023


Job Summary

The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for a range of statutory functions including provision of child protection, alternative care, specified regulatory services and a range of family support services.  The Agency has commenced a major improvement programme with significant focus on Practice, Culture and Structure.


The Agency currently has responsibility for a budget in excess of €800m and delivers its services through circa 5,000 people in 350 locations across the Country.


The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child Protection and Welfare
  • Family Support
  • Alternative Care
  • Adoption
  • Tusla Education Support Services (TESS)
  • Domestic Sexual and Gender Based Violence (DSGBV)
  • Children’s Service Regulation
  • Counselling and Therapeutic Supports


Further information is available on www.tusla.ie


Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) are the key structure identified by Government to plan and co-ordinate services for children and young people in every county in Ireland. They provide a forum for joint planning and co-ordination of activity to ensure that children, young people and their families receive improved and accessible services. Their role is to enhance interagency co-operation and to realise the national outcomes set out in Ireland’s Child and Youth policy framework Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the national policy framework for children and young people 2014 - 2020. The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Ireland.


CYPSC: Shared Vision, Next Steps 2019 – 24 (DCYA, 2019) is the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth’s Road map for the further development of the Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) initiative.


Further information is available on www.cypsc.ie


Purpose of Role: The Healthy Ireland Co-ordinator for CYPSC will co-ordinate administration of the Healthy Ireland Funding for the CYPSC initiative and support local implementation by local CYPSC.  Within this role the Co-ordinator will respond to relevant governance and financial reporting requirements pertaining to Healthy Ireland Funding, co-ordinate annual reporting on all CYPSC Healthy Ireland projects to funders and relevant others, promote quality and good governance in local implementation of CYPSC Healthy Ireland funded programmes and support the CYPSC National Office to respond to and implement Departmental policy on Healthy Ireland and ensure alignment with the CYPSC model of interagency working.

Job Objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Healthy Ireland Co-ordinator for CYPSC will be expected to establish relevant policies and procedures and perform the following duties:


  • Co-ordinate the establishment and support management of the Healthy Ireland Fund within the CYPSC National Office at Tusla.
  • Support local CYPSC application of the Healthy Ireland Fund in line with the stated CYPSC methodology, principles, purpose and objectives as described in CYPSC; Shared Vision, Next Steps 2019-24, the Healthy Ireland Framework and local CYPSC three-year work plans.
  • Co-ordinate CYPSC monitoring and outcome measurement of the Healthy Ireland Fund ensuring the provision, collection and reporting of relevant data and information.
  • Provide professional, technical and administrative assistance to relevant CYPSC national implementation structures to ensure the learning relating to Healthy Ireland Fund implementation is captured, distilled and disseminated for use locally and nationally.
  • Prepare reports and strategic documents as required and provide timely progress reports to Tusla and the National Co-ordinator for CYPSC, to Funders, to the local CYPSC, and other organisations as appropriate.
  • Foster and develop positive working relationships with key personnel nationally and in local counties as appropriate / required including stakeholders within associated agencies/service.


Health & Safety

  • Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the service for example National Standards for Child Protection and Care and comply with associated Tusla – Child and Family Agency protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
  • To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.


The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 

Please refer to the Candidate Information pack attached to this campaign for full and further detail.

Skills Required

Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following:

  • Be currently in direct employment with Tusla – Child and Family Agency, the HSE or within other statutory health agencies, or a body which provides services on behalf of the HSE under Section 38/39 of the Health Act 2004 or within a body that provides services on behalf of Tusla under Section 56 or Section 59 of the Child and Family Act 2013.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of co-ordinating complex multi-agency initiatives programmes or services.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in or with child, youth or family support services and/or in community, local development or health promotion sectors.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programmes and programming e.g. Microsoft Office Suite including WORD; PowerPoint and Excel etc.



A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.



Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character.

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