We provide support and information to women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse in their intimate relationships.  We aim to put the safety of women and children at the centre of our work. We aim to empower women in their lives, and to advocate on their behalf where appropriate.

  1. This service offers support, information, listening and an understanding of domestic abuse issues. We can meet you at a place and time of your convenience throughout North Tipperary.
  2. We offer a confidential listening and information telephone service where you have the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have about domestic abuse in your life.
  3. We will provide you with, emotional support; someone will listen to you, believe you, and help you get clarity on your situation. We are here to help a woman identify her options.
  4. safety plan will be created in consultation with you. This can be done in person or initial contact can be made over the phone
  5. If we have concerns about your safety or that of your children we will make a referral to specialised services within Tusla
  6. We can accompany you and participate in Child protection conferences and other relevant meetings as requested.
  7. We make referrals to programmes such as TLC Kidz; to Family Support Services, external Counselling services, Pieta House and any other relevant agencies according to your needs. We provide support with regard to the following agencies: Referral to a refuge, or alternative temporary housing through Social Work, Social Welfare, Housing and homeless services, Child Protection, Gardaí, Legal Aid, St. Vincent de Paul and many others

Court accompaniment service

We can

  • support you in court on matters relating to Domestic violence, Maintenance, Child access, Separation and divorce
  • give you a clear understanding of the procedures of court
  • accompany you to appointments with solicitors at your request
  • explain the different court orders to you
  • will explain what is required of you by the Courts when Orders are granted
  • provide on-going service to you throughout your court history and follow-up

We do not provide legal advice or counselling services

Other services

  • We run a Personal Development group for women to support their recovery and rebuild their self-esteem
  • We also deliver a Healthy Relationships programme for Transition Year students, girls and boys to promote self-esteem, help them identify abusive behaviour and signpost services. The sessions are interactive and engaging for the young people, promoting discussion and reflective learning.
  • We are part of the inter-agency group-work programme TLC Kidz  hosted by Barnardos for children and mothers who have been exposed to domestic abuse.
  • We are part of the North Tipperary Local Area Network, Safe Ireland, and the Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women.

 

Helpline: 0505-23999

Office Number: 0505-23379

Coordinator: 086-8283399

E-mail: ascend@ntdc.ie

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AscendDomesticAbuse/

 

Please find our literature and reports available to download below:

Voice of the child report 2018

Voice of the Child launch document

Ascend- Signs of an unhealthy relationship leaflet for young people

Ascend- Leaflet

Ascend- Managing access safely for you and your child

Ascend- Poster

Ascend- Primary School teacher information guide

Ascend-Referral Form

Ascend- Safety Plan

Ascend- Service User Charter

Ascend Annual Report 2018

Leaflet Domestic violence court orders 2019

Ascend Domestic Abuse Service for Women, North Tipperary

*** JOB VACANCY ***

Ascend Domestic Abuse Service for Women, North Tipperary

Outreach Worker – Part Time

NTDC invites applications for an Outreach Worker, fixed duration with responsibility for supporting women who have experienced domestic abuse. The work will involve the provision of support, advice, advocacy, and general information to clients and accompanying clients to court.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A recognised third level qualification in a related field, and
  • A minimum of two years previous employment experience working with clients one to one in a supportive role
  • Full driving license and computer skills
  • Garda vetting will apply to this post

This post is funded by Tusla.  Salary will be on point one of the Pobal Project Worker salary scale.  This is a part time position – 26 hours a week subject to funding.  Short-listing of candidates may apply.  A panel may be formed from which future positions may be filled.

Applications by completion of application form marked ‘Outreach Worker’- to:

Ascend Domestic Abuse Service Co-ordinator, North Tipperary Development Company, Main Street, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary – E53 XP82, or by email to kmaher@ntdc.ie to reach us by 5.00pm  Friday,  February 14th , 2020.

 

Email kmaher@ntdc.ie

Ascend Outreach Worker Job Specification 2020

Ascend Outreach Worker Application Form 2020

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