Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland: Advocates (Fixed Purpose) - Limerick, Tipperary & Clare

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland

Vacancies: Advocates – Fixed Purpose Contracts

YAP Ireland are looking for male and female advocates to work in YOUR community

Applications are being sought from

  • Limerick city and county     
  • Tipperary town & county
  • Clare: all regions

YAP advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference to the lives of Young People. The training and experience we provide also opens-up opportunities for advocates to become skilled and experienced at working within their community in a strengths-based way.

“It is an organisation that cares about employees and clients” – Advocate-YAP Staff Opinion Survey 2018

“Great support for this young person and helped to build capacity to get out into community” – TUSLA Social Worker

“It`s getting my son out. He's starting to socialise. It gives him a break away from the home and time to do his own little thing. He loves going with his Advocate.” - Parent

“YAP is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” – Young Person

About us: YAP Ireland is a registered charity that provides a needs-led, family support service which uses a strengths-based approach to improve the lives of young people and their families in their community.

The Role of the Advocate:

  • To provide a one-to-one service to Young People and Families for up to 15 hours per week (€14.71 PER HOUR)
  • To build a trusting relationship with young people & parents /carers.
  • To work with young people and families to achieve their goals. To identify and link young people and families with the appropriate community supports. To support young person to identify their interests and support parent with parenting.

Advocates Requirements: You need to be:

  • A good listener and a positive role model
  • Available for flexible working hours, evenings and weekends
  • Interested in your community and want to make a difference
  • Have a full driving license and access to your own transport
  • Advocates report to Team Leaders and with their support develop a strengths-based, needs-led Individual Service Plan (ISP) with the young person and family

Advocates are required to attend fortnightly supervisions and monthly team meetings


For further information and to apply go to Closing date for receipt of applications is: 12/07/2020. Only completed application forms will be accepted, CVs will NOT be accepted. If enough applications are received before the closing date, these vacancies may close early.

Full Training will be provided. Successful applicants will form a panel for consideration throughout 2020.

N.B. If you are short-listed you will need to be available for first stage interview between the 4th and 6th of August 2020. This Group interview will be conducted over ZOOM Video Conferencing- if you are new to ZOOM, we can help you with this. This interview lasts about 90 minutes and is based on group discussion.

and for second stage interview which will be face to face between the 18th and 25th of August 2020.

There is also a training programme that will commence in September 2020 that will be delivered over ZOOM Video conferencing and some face to face sessions.

Face to face Interviews will take place in

YAP Ireland, Unit 11E, Watch House Cross Shopping Centre, Watch House Cross, Limerick (Limerick Candidates)

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
29th Jun, 2020
Limerick, Tipperary & Clare
Expiry Date
12th Jul, 2020