Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (216)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

216. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of educational welfare officer positions nationwide that need to be filled; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50477/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The Tusla Education Support Service (TESS) has provided the table attached below identifying a number of Educational Welfare Officer Posts that are open. Tusla has advised that it continues to work towards its target of having all 98 EWO posts filled and I have secured an additional €500,000 in Budget 2019 and €400,000 in Budget 2020 to assist with TESS's work towards this goal.

Region 1 / South

Area

Vacancy Description

Current Status

Tralee

Currently vacant on maternity leave

EWO due back to work in late January

Limerick

Currently vacant on maternity leave

EWO due back to work in April

Ennis

Post accepted

Post accepted EWO in recruitment – no start date

Region 2 - Dublin / South  Leinster

No vacancies

Region 3 – Dublin City

Area

Vacancy Description

Current Status

Dublin 12

Currently vacant on maternity leave

Post accepted EWO in recruitment – no start date

Whitehall/Coolock

Vacant post

Post accepted – EWO due to start 13/01/2020

Finglas

Vacant post

Post accepted – EWO due to start 03/01/2020

Finglas/Glasnevin

Vacant post

Post accepted – EWO due to start 03/01/2020

Dublin North City

New post

Post accepted EWO in recruitment – no start date

Region 4 - West

Area

Vacancy Description

Current Status

Tuam

Vacant post

Post accepted – EWO due to start 06/01/2020

Roscommon

Vacant post

Post accepted EWO in recruitment – no start date

Sligo

Vacant post – 6 month contract

Post has not been accepted by anyone on the EWO   panel

Region 5 – Dublin / North Leinster

Area

Vacancy Description

Current Status

Balbriggan

Vacant post – 2 year contract

Post accepted EWO in recruitment – no start date

Blanchardstown

Vacant post

Post accepted EWO in recruitment – no start date

Drogheda

Vacant post

EWO on long-term sick leave