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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
BLOCK GARDA YOUTH DIVERSION PROJECT
Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, which promotes and fosters youth development through the operation of various youth services in urban and rural areas throughout the country, through the Irish Youth Justice Service and the Dormant Accounts Fund through the in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, invite applications for Full Time Family Support Worker position in the following project:
BLOCK GYDP, PORTLAOISE, CO. LAOIS
Garda Youth Diversion Projects are Community based, multi-agency youth crime prevention initiatives which primarily seek to divert young people who have been involved in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour by providing suitable activities to facilitate personal development, promote civic responsibility and improve long term employability prospects. The projects may also work with young people who are significantly at risk of becoming involved in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour. By doing so, the projects contribute to improving the quality of life within communities and enhancing Garda/community relations. This is a very exciting opportunity for candidates with an interest and capability in this type of work.
The successful applicant will have the following essential requirements;
- Education to Degree standard preferably in Youth / Justice / Family Support Work (note: candidates with exceptional, relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of degree qualifications).
- 1 year experience in a GYDP or similar role (exclusive of student placement experiences)
- Access to car and full Irish driving licence.
- Relevant paid or voluntary experience of working with young people.
PLEASE VIEW THE JOB SPEC (SEE BELOW) FOR FULL DETAILS ON ALL REQUIREMENTS.
HOW TO APPLY:
The 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 www.foroige.ie. Applications for this vacancy should be made by way of Foróige Job Application form only. Completed application forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications is now 12.00 noon 22nd August 2019. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.
Foróige is committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity in its employment practices.