Working in Oberstown

Do you want to make a difference in a young person’s life?

Who we are

Oberstown is Ireland’s purpose-built national facility for providing safe and secure care to young people referred by the courts. In Oberstown we care for young people and help them to address offending behaviour while also preparing them for a positive return to their families and communities using a unique model of care. That model of care is CEHOP (care, education, health, offending behaviour and preparation for leaving). CEHOP shapes everything we do in Oberstown, and allows us to create individualised care plans for young people, delivered by an on-site multidisciplinary team. We are continually developing our workforce, and since 2015 more than 60 new staff members have joined our organisation across all roles.

Our culture

Our people are at the heart of our organisation and we are looking for passionate, committed, professionals who want to deliver a care model that strives to uphold the very best standards for young people in detention. As per our strategic objectives 2017-2020, we are committed to delivering the best national and international standards in the delivery of this service in line with our mission, vision and values. In order to support staff in this mission, Oberstown has a wide range of on-site support services available to staff, including on-site health & safety and medical teams, a high-tech central security department and a peer support network available for psychological support in the event of a critical incident. Ongoing training is provided to staff so that they are equipped to deal with any situation that may arise in this dynamic work environment. Oberstown offers staff the chance to apply for funding to continue their studies, and is constantly striving to upskill staff. A range of competitive benefits are also available.

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Our people

Health & wellbeing

A day in the life

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