Foróige - Mid-WAY Project, Waterford: Youth Officer (Maternity Cover)

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Mid-WAY PROJECT, Waterford

Foróige is an independent, non-profit national voluntary youth organisation engaged in out-of-school youth development and education. The organisation aims to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and the development of society. Foróige employs over 370 staff and involves thousands of volunteers in the creation and delivery of high quality services to young people through the operation of over 600 volunteer led clubs, the Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programme and over 150 General Youth Services and Special Projects.

The Mid-WAY Project is a partnership between Foróige, Tusla – Child and Family Agency and the local community and now invite applications for the following position:

YOUTH OFFICER (Maternity Leave Cover)

The Mid-WAY project is based in Portlaw, Co. Waterford and targets young people in the community, primarily those identified as being vulnerable or at risk young people. The successful candidate will be given a contract of employment covering Maternity Leave. The Youth Officer will work a minimum of 35 hours per week and will be based in Portlaw, Co. Waterford.

The successful applicant will have the following essential requirements;

  • Education to Degree standard preferably in Youth Work / Community Development / Applied Social Care etc (note: candidates with a Diploma and with exceptional, relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of degree qualifications)
  • Access to car and full Irish driving licence
  • Minimum 1 year relevant work experience
  • Paid or voluntary, experience working with young people

Please view the job spec below for full details on all requirements.

Applications for this vacancy should be made by way of Foróige Job Application form only.

The full job spec and Foróige Job application form can be downloaded from this page and can also be downloaded from the ‘careers’ section of our website or can be requested by emailing

Please note that all applications can only be accepted by way of Foróige Application Form

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm FRIDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2018

Foróige is committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity in its employment practices.

PLEASE NOTE: A panel may be formed from which future positions funded from a variety of sources may be filled.


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