Foróige: SWRDATF DPEI Youth Officer

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Drug Prevention & Education Initiative (DPEI)
South Western Regional Drugs & Alcohol Task Force (SWRDATF)

Foróige, the National Youth Development Organisation, which promotes and fosters youth development through the operation of various youth services in urban and rural areas throughout the country, funded by the SWRDATF, invite applications for the following position:


The SWRDATF DPEI Youth Officer will be assigned to the SWRDATF Area which includes Kildare, West Wicklow and South Dublin. The successful candidate will be based in the SWRDATF Area. The Project Office base is currently Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The SWRDATF Drug Prevention and Education Initiative Youth Officer will be employed by Foróige. The Youth Officer will be given a contract of employment - renewable subject to funding. It must be understood however, that if the position become redundant at any time during the period of the contract or if the funding for the post is discontinued or the post holder fails to perform satisfactorily, employment may be terminated.

The successful applicant will have the following essential requirements; (E essential D desirable)

  • Education to National Diploma or Degree standard, preferably in youth / addiction / health promotion work or significant relevant experience in the area. (E)
  • A minimum 1 year Paid or voluntary, experience working with young people affected by drugs, alcohol or related problems (E)
  • Access to car and full driving licence (E)
  • Ability to mentor/advise youth and families on options available (E)
  • Ability to engage target group (E)
  • Skills in empowering others and facilitating development (E)
  • Trained in the Strengthening Families Programme (D)
  • Experience working with parents and delivering parenting programmes (D)

Please view the job spec below for full details on all requirements.

Applications for this vacancy should be made by way of Foróige Job Application form only.

The full job spec and Foróige application form can be downloaded from this page (see below) and is also available to download from the ‘careers’ section of our website or can be requested by emailing

Please note that all applications can only be accepted by way of Foróige Application Form

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon 30th November 2020

Foróige is committed to a policy of Equality of Opportunity in its employment practices.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
20th Nov, 2020
Newbridge, Co Kildare
Expiry Date
30th Nov, 2020