Limerick Youth Service: Vacancies

Limerick Youth Service

Limerick Youth Service is a voluntary Youth Work Organisation whose Mission is “connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.” It offers a range of quality services responding to the needs of young people throughout Limerick City and County.

Limerick Youth Service invites applications for the following positions:

Family Support Worker 35 hours
Fixed Term Contract: (Initially 31st December 2019)

These posts are co-funded by the European Social Fund 2014-2020 through the Irish Youth Justice Service, Department of Justice and Equality.

The successful candidate will work across the existing 3 Youth Justice Projects under the management of the Limerick Youth Service. The worker will complement existing preventative work with young people at risk, through the provision of family interventions, where appropriate, for parents and siblings.

Youth Justice Worker (Team Lead)

The successful applicant will have a pivotal role in providing Line Management support and supervision to team members. An integral part of the role will be to manage and develop the projects, groups, staff and volunteers under their remit as well as coordination of activities and direct programme work. In addition the worker will be responsible for engaging directly with targeted young people who have offended or at risk of offending and support them to make positive choices to prevent further involvement in crime, thus improving their chances of gaining sustainable employment and or educational opportunities. The Youth Justice Worker will have a pivotal role in developing innovative and effective responses to the needs of young people in and around Limerick through outreach, creative programmes, structured group work and detached youth work.

Applicants for both posts must have:

  • Relevant third level qualification in Youth Work/Social Care or related discipline.). (Candidates with sufficient relevant work experience, at least 3-5 years , may also be considered in lieu of qualification)
  • Proven track record in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative interventions to enhance the resilience of young people and reduce their isolation
  • Experience of needs assessment and using mechanisms to evaluate the outcome of work
  • Previous engagement with a range of statutory and voluntary bodies in enhancing the opportunities for young people
  • Excellent groupwork, facilitation, report writing, communication, and networking skills
  • Access to a car with Full Clean Driving Licence

Youth Justice Worker
Part-Time

The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging directly with targeted young people who have offended or at risk of offending and support them to make positive choices to prevent further involvement in crime, thus improving their chances of gaining sustainable employment and or educational opportunities. The Youth Justice Worker will have a pivotal role in developing innovative and effective responses to the needs of young people in and around Limerick through outreach, creative programmes, structured group work and detached youth work.

Applicants for this post must have:

  • Relevant third level qualification in Youth Work/Social Care or related discipline.). (Candidates with sufficient relevant work experience, at least 3 years, may also be considered in lieu of qualification)
  • Proven track record in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative interventions to enhance the resilience of young people and reduce their isolation
  • Experience of needs assessment and using mechanisms to evaluate the outcome of work
  • Previous engagement with a range of statutory and voluntary bodies in enhancing the opportunities for young people

A Job description and application form can be downloaded at www.limerickyouthservice.com at the following link: http://www.limerickyouthservice.com/get-involved/vacancies/
Completed applications can be returned by post/email to HR Department, Limerick Youth Service, Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, Limerick or e-mail: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

Closing date for applications is Sunday 25th August 2019 by 5pm

Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

(A panel may be formed from this recruitment process from which future vacancies in the organisation may be filled and will expire after 1 year)
Garda vetting will apply

These posts are co-funded by the European Social Fund 2014-2020 through the Irish Youth Justice Service, Department of Justice and Equality

Region: 

Limerick City & Co Limerick

Expiry date: 

25/08/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

07/08/19