Youth Work Ireland Galway: Community Youth Workers x 2

Youth Work Ireland Galway

Youth Work Ireland Galway is currently seeking to employ two Community Youth Workers.

  1. 35 hours per week from September 2019 to March 2020 with the Westside Youth Project, Corrach Bui, Westside, working with young people 10-25 years (Career Break)
  2. 35 hours per week from September 2019 to December 2019 with the CAPE Youth Project, Prospect Hill, Galway, working with young people 12- 25 years (Maternity Leave)

The Community Youth Worker will plan, organise and oversee programmes to facilitate the personal, social and emotional development of young people between the ages of 10-21 in accordance with organisation procedure. The ideal candidate should have a relevant third level qualification in youth/community work or a relevant discipline and at least one-year full time experience of working in youth work.

  • Understand the issues relating to young people. Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of adolescent development.
  • Be friendly, patient, confident, enthusiastic, self-motivated and self-starting with a genuine interest in working with young people.
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable and responsible.
  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and practice regarding youth work.
  • Report writing skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Possess good team working skills and ability to work under pressure, capable of working both on own initiative and as part of a team

Garda vetting will apply.

Applications in the form of a hard copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter should be forwarded by 5.00pm on the 24/07/2019 to:

Deirdre Bermingham
Managing Director
Youth Work Ireland Galway
41-43 Prospect Hill
H91 E4W5

For further information and job description please contact: Deirdre at;

Youth Work Ireland Galway is a Member Youth Service of Youth Work Ireland



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