Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service: Youth Justice Worker, PACT Project
Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service
WSTCYS is a community-based youth organisation which places active youth participation, volunteerism and community development at the heart of our ethos
Applications are invited for the post of
Youth Justice Worker, PACT Project, Waterford (Full - Time)
The aim of the P.A.C.T. Garda Youth Diversion Project is to respond to the needs of unattached young people aged 12 to 18 years who are involved in and/or at risk of criminal or anti-social behaviour in Waterford Inner City, Northern Suburbs, Ferrybank and the surrounding area. Its purpose is to assess the needs and risks of the target group, to engage them in a process of learning and development that will enable them to critically examine their own offending and to support them to make positive lifestyle choices that will protect them from involvement in criminal, harmful or socially unacceptable behaviours.
Working closely with other WSTCYS staff on the ground, the Youth Justice Worker will deliver effective youth justice work through a variety of individualised interventions and youth work programmes, developing and extending existing responses (including weekend and after hours contact) and increasing the level of participation in the Project of young people, volunteers, the wider community and other stakeholders, including building effective working relationships with locally based youth and community groups and relevant statutory organisations.
Funded through the European Social Fund, the Youth Justice Worker will have a particular focus on delivering work in the context of:
- Improving the prospects of sustainable employment by identifying pathways for individual participants towards the labour market
- Enabling participants to access further and second chance education and training opportunities
- Promoting acceptance of diversity in the workplace
Ideal candidates for the post should demonstrate flexibility, motivation and initiative, have excellent interpersonal, organisational, communication and facilitation skills, be a strong team player and be committed to creating with others participatory and effective responses to young people’s needs and interests. They must have at least 1 year’s (ideally 2 years’) professional experience of working directly with young people and a recognised qualification in Youth and Community Work or related discipline. Understanding of the principles, practices and working methods associated with youth justice work would be an advantage.
Please forward applications in the form of a C.V. to:
The Secretary, Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service,
Manor Street Youth and Community Centre, Manor Street, Waterford
Closing date for Applications is: Wednesday 28th October 2020
Short-listing will apply and a panel may be formed for future vacancies.
We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.
Waterford and South Tipperary Community Youth Service is an equal opportunities employer
This post is co-funded by the European Social Fund Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020 through the Funds Administration Unit, Department of Justice and Equality in partnership with An Garda Siochana