Active Connections: Field Guide (Part Time) x 2

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Active Connections

2 Part time on our Kerry team based overnight on weekends (2-3 weekends per month)

Active Connections Ireland leading activity-based intervention service are recruiting for multiple roles due to increased contracts.

Our staff come from all walks of life with a vast array of backgrounds, talents and experience, and are united by a sincere interest in the growth and development of others.

We need professionals who are compassionate and articulate and who can convert the Active Connections CLG experience into a life lesson. Previous experience working with at risk adolescents and people with additional needs would be an asset. Communication skills including active listening, giving and receiving feedback and clearly conveying expectations are important skills for instructors. Staff will receive training, supervision and a competitive hourly rate + fuel/activity funds.

General Key Responsibilities:

  • To work directly with young people referred by Tusla/HSE, generally staff 1:1 with young people.
  • To schedule programmes of work and projects in partnership with CEO;
  • To develop and maintain a good working relationship with referrers and carers of young people;
  • To establish and maintain an effective system of communications with CEO, referrer and carers;
  • To produce session and review reports for the C.E.O;
  • To operate within the materials budget allocated;
  • Develop further the field guide for the area of operation
  • To ensure that all work done complies with both organisational and statutory health and safety regulations and legislation.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post
  • To work directly with young people and adults with additional needs.
  • Work within our energetic activity based alternative respite programme (Ember Camps)
  • To develop and maintain a good working relationship with participants and other staff
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Essential Criteria for Applicants:

  • Qualification in Social Care/Counselling/Psychotherapy or relevant qualification in this field.
  • Experience with outdoor activities
  • Preferably an INSTRUCTOR level qualification in at least one adventure sport
  • 12 months’ post qualification experience working and supporting service users is a preference
  • Full Clean Driver’s License and use of own car
  • Experience of report writing (Desirable)
  • First aid qualification
  • An ability to work flexibly and in an innovative way
  • Qualification in Social Care/SNA/Outdoor sports or relevant qualification in this field


  • Experience with people with additional needs (desirable)


  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Monthly training
  • Car allowance
  • Fuel allowance
  • Access to pension
  • Employment assistance programme

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Region: Co Kerry