Bradóg Youth Service: Youth Diversion Worker


Youth Diversion Worker

Salary: €35,395 to €53,056 depending on experience

Hours: Full-time, 35hrs per week excluding breaks (flexibility required)

Reporting To: Project Leader of the youth Diversion Team

Term: Fixed term, renews yearly (inclusive of a 6 month probationary period)

Starting Date: ASAP

Application Deadline: Friday 6th October 2023 at 5pm

Location:  Bradóg youth Service, 34 Dominick Place, Dublin 1


  • 22 days per year (increasing to 23 days after 3 years’ and  24 after 6 years’)  
  • 3 concession days at Christmas and 1 for Good Friday
  • Sick leave scheme, Maternity and Paternity benefits
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Wellness allowance, Employee Assistance Programme
  • Time in leui for additional hours worked
  • Overnight allowance
  • Access to external supervision

Bradóg Youth Service is a community-based non-profit organisation dedicated to providing personal and social development programmes for young individuals in North Dublin Inner City. Our objective is to support young people by offering tailored activities that meet their individual needs and lifestyles. We collaborate with other organisations to promote youth involvement and equality.


That young people reach their full potential and become the drivers of change in their community.


We provide effective interventions and programmes for young people by building relationships and creating opportunities to foster their development, growth, and wellbeing.

Bradog Youth Diversion Project

Bradóg Youth Diversion Project focuses on preventing young people in Dublin’s North West Inner City from engaging in anti-social or criminal behaviour. We provide activities that promote personal, social, and professional development, as well as civic responsibility and long-term employability prospects. Our target group includes young people aged 12-17 who are at the age of criminal responsibility and at-risk 8-11-year-olds referred by Juvenile Liaison Officers or other community stakeholders.

Professional Qualifications and Experience (E=essential; D=Desirable)

The successful applicants will have the following requirements;

  • A professionally endorsed degree in Youth/Social Science/Justice/Education or a related field, or exceptional and relevant work experience that may be considered in lieu of a degree (E).
  • 1 year of experience in a YDP or similar Youth Work role, or relevant experience (D).
  • Possession of a full clean driving license or proof of working towards a license (D).
  • Exposure to and understanding of YDP work, as well as experience working with young people from residential services and minority ethnic groups (D).

Key Responsibilities

The Youth Diversion worker, in collaboration with the Bradóg Youth Diversion Project team, will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assess and addressing the needs of young people at risk of offending or re-offending.
  • Build positive one-to-one relationships with young people.
  • Process referrals, conducting individual risk assessments, and developing case management plans.
  • Plan, develop, and deliver programmes tailored to the needs of young people.
  • Collaborate with other services and community stakeholders to design and implement programs.
  • Engage parents, family members, community groups, and professionals to provide holistic support.
  • Attend and actively participate in relevant meetings as directed by the Project Leader.
  • Prepare written reports for management, committees, and funders.
  • Ensure compliance with data protection regulations and maintaining accurate records.
  • Complete standard clerical procedures, including expenses, performance reports, and annual plans.
  • Participate in relevant in-service training.
  • Adhere to Bradóg’s policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Fulfil any additional duties as assigned by the Project Leader and management.

This posts requires the successful candidate to work scheduled hours including evening and weekend work.

This post is co-funded by the European Social Fund 2021-2027 through the Irish Youth Justice Service, Department of Justice and Equality.


Applications should be made by sending a current CV and cover letter, including a supporting statement as outlined below outlining suitability for the post by email to Daniel Rawat, Project Leader, at no later than 5pm on 6th October 2023.

Supporting Statement: A supporting statement must be provided - please outline the reasons you are applying for this post. Please refer to the competencies set out in the “Personal Qualities” section and outline how you specifically meet the competencies by providing at least one example for each (300 words max for each).

Daniel Rawat,
Bradóg Youth Service,
34 Dominick Place,
Dublin 1.


Shortlisting may apply. Closing date for receipt of applications is 6th October 2023 at 5pm. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Bradóg Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equality Opportunity in its employment practices

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