Limerick Youth Service: Ability Project Coordinator & Youth Work Mentor

Limerick Youth Service & Ability Project

Limerick Youth Service is a voluntary Youth Work Organisation whose mission is: “connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.”

Limerick Youth Service wish to recruit for the following positions to deliver the Ability Programme for Limerick Metropolitan area.

Ability Project Coordinator (35 hours per week)

(Initially June 2021)

The Limerick Ability Project will support Young People 15-24 years in the Limerick Metropolitan district, in need of employability support, who have; a diagnosis of ASD, a mental health condition, a learning disability or Hidden disability.
The aim of the project is to support Young People with disabilities in the Limerick Metropolitan area, to access the world of work and create meaningful social roles.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall development, implementation & evaluation of the project. The Coordinator will lead referral processes, recruitment of participants, assessment and exit strategies. The Coordinator will also be a vital link with partner organisations and the involvement of additional sectors / expertise in the project. They will be involved in building an awareness of the Ability project across all relevant stakeholders (including employers). This role will also ensure best practice in the professional support and supervision of the staff team.

Education & Experience

Suitable candidates must have:

  • A recognised qualification in occupational therapy, mental health, psychotherapy, counselling, social sciences (e.g. social care, or related), (Candidates with sufficient relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of relevant qualification)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in a similar or related field.
  • Experience of working with young people with a disability and/or young people with mental health difficulties.
  • An awareness of and familiarity with the issues relating to the barriers that young people with disability can face in progressing education, training or employment.
  • Experience of managing / administrating interagency programmes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with a wide range of contacts to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Evidence of the production of high quality plans, reports and written material.
  • Proficient in dealing with standard MS word and data processing, spreadsheet and communication packages
  • Experience of data management and CRM Systems.
  • A current full driving license and access to own transport.

Youth Work Mentor (35 hours per week)

(Initially June 2021)

The Youth Mentor will be the primary contact person for the participant. Responsible for mentoring and coaching the participant and their engagement in their personal progression plan. Implementing tailored transition programmes, pre-employment support, career guidance initiatives / supports, work preparation initiatives, capacity building programmes, and the young person's engagement with wider society.

Education & Experience

Suitable candidates must have:

  • A relevant Third Level Qualification in Youth Work / Social Care, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience (paid or voluntary) in a similar or related field.
  • Experience of working with young people with a disability and/or young people with mental health difficulties.
  • An awareness of and familiarity with the issues relating to the barriers that young people with disability can face in progressing education, training or employment.
  • Experience in planning, implementing and reviewing programmes and activities with young people.
  • Knowledge of recruitment & employment principles, methods, techniques, and resources.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to young people, their families, other professionals and employers.
  • Proficient in MS packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook.

How to apply:

To be considered eligible for the any of the above vacancies interested candidates must complete an application form. A job description and application form can be downloaded online at https://limerickyouthservice.com/get-involved/vacancies/ or alternatively e-mail: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 27th January 2020 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)

Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.
Ability is co-financed by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Region: 

Limerick

Expiry date: 

27/01/20

Date Entered/Updated: 

15/01/20