Deonach (Tallaght Probation Project): Education Support Worker (Part-Time)

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Tallaght Probation Project

Deonach (Tallaght Probation Project)

Deonach (Tallaght Probation Project), founded in 1995, a community based project working with people specifically referred to us by the Probation Service. We work with participants with a focus on training, education and/or employment and the identification of barriers that may hinder progression. The project while respecting innate abilities and life experiences supports the person in addressing their offending behaviour; reduce the frequency and gravity of their offending behaviour and transitions towards safe successful lives in their communities. Deonach (TPP) has established a reputation for delivering innovative and creative processes and is now looking to fill a position with a person of leadership, vision and drive to join The Link Youth Service.

The Link Youth Service aims to provide a comprehensive youth programme supporting Formal and Informal Education, Arts and Cultural Processes & Sports and Recreational Activities – which are designed to meet the individual needs of young people who are at risk.

The Project invites applications for the following part time post (21 hours):

Part Time Education Support Worker

The ideal candidate will have a real commitment to the ethos and values of the project and fit one of the following three profile requirements:

  • An *NSETS recognised professionally endorsed qualification in Youth Work or Youth and Community Work is essential plus 5 years’ experience of working with young people at risk in a youth setting in a paid capacity.
  • Have worked with young people for five years full time and have experience of working with young people at risk in a youth work setting in a paid capacity and have an equivalent professional Degree level qualification within the Education/Social Sciences/Youth Work or Community Work field.
  • In addition to the above the candidate will need to demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of youth justice and offending behaviour; have a proven track record of relevant experience in delivering creative and innovative programmes in formal and non-formal educational and developmental contexts; possess a range of practical skills and attributes suited to the particular needs and challenges of The Link Youth Service (Tallaght Probation Project) as it currently operates.

Application is in the form of Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Interest.
Closing Date: 5pm on Thursday 5th December 2019

Short listing will apply
Interviews to be held on: Tuesday 17th December 2019

For further information contact:


Dublin 24

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