Crosscare: Drug Education and Prevention Work/Youth Development Officer

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Job Description

Position Title: Drug Education & Prevention Worker/Youth Development Officer
Programme: Crosscare Youth Services
The Employer: Crosscare, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. Crosscare is the social care agency of the Dublin Diocese and is a registered charity. Crosscare delivers services with a servant leadership ethos.
Work Schedule: Full time, 37.5 hours
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crosscare Bray Youth Service
Reports to: Project Leader

Role Purpose: To deliver Drug Education and Prevention  programmes to schools and community groups  and support the work of the Bray Drug Awareness Forum.

The Role:

General Responsibilities

  • To implement programmes and activities in line with funding requirements.
  • To liaise with schools, youth and community groups to identify needs in relation to drug education and prevention in the area.
  • To ensure programmes delivered to young people fit within the Youth Work Process, Models of Youth Work, DEWF Guidelines and SPHE guidelines.
  • To coordinate and support the work of the Bray Drug Awareness Forum – e.g. organising the Drugs Awareness Month activities including the Community Conference.
  • To keep up to date time current developments in the area of Drug Education and Prevention and keep BDAF and BLDATTF informed of same.
  • To work up to three nights per week and weekends as requested.
  • To attend and participate in staff meetings within the region.
  • To represent the project/Youth Service, if requested, at various committees
  • To submit all paperwork within specified time period.
  • To apply for relevant grants related to ongoing work, in consultation with your Line Manager.
  • To work within the ethos and values of Crosscare
  • To implement the Crosscare strategy.
  • To attend training relevant to the work.
  • To manage challenging behaviours and situations.
  • To work in collaboration with the Youth Service Team
  • To carry out any other duties assigned by your Line Manager.



  • Relevant Third Level Qualification in Youth Work or a related area and have a minimum of 1 year experience in the sector.
  • Full clean driving licence is desirable

Personal skills/Attribute

  • Communication  skills
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent organisational, time management and record keeping skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Facilitation and group work skills
  • Empathy and understanding
  • Negotiation skills.


  • Have an understanding of the work of Crosscare and Bray Youth Service.

Application Process

Applicants should send their Cover letter & CV (2 pages max) showing how they meet the selection criteria & e-mail it to or post it to Human Resources Dept., Crosscare, Clonliffe College, Dublin 3.

Please quote ‘BRAY DW’ on application

Closing date for applications will be 17th September 2019 @5pm

Crosscare is an equal opportunities employer

Garda Vetting will apply to this role

This position is funded by the BLDATF through KWETB


Bray, Co. Wicklow

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