Limerick Youth Service: Youth Justice Worker (Maternity Cover)

Limerick Youth Service

Limerick Youth Service is a voluntary Youth Work Organisation whose Mission is
“Connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.”

It offers a range of quality services responding to the needs of young people throughout Limerick City and County.

Limerick Youth Service invites applications for the following position:

Youth Justice Worker
(Maternity Cover)

The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging directly with targeted young people who have offended or at risk of offending and support them to make positive choices to prevent further involvement in crime, thus improving their chances of gaining sustainable employment and or educational opportunities. The Youth Justice Worker will have a pivotal role in developing innovative and effective responses to the needs of young people in and around Limerick through outreach, creative programmes, structured group work and detached youth work.

Applicants must have:

  • Relevant third level qualification in Youth Work/Social Care or related discipline.). (Candidates with sufficient relevant work experience, at least 3-5 years , may also be considered in lieu of qualification)
  • At least 2 years’ work experience engaging with challenging young people (12-18yr olds) in a range of non-formal settings
  • Proven track record in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative interventions to enhance the resilience of young people and reduce their isolation
  • Experience of needs assessment and using mechanisms to evaluate the outcome of work
  • Previous engagement with a range of statutory and voluntary bodies in enhancing the opportunities for young people
  • Excellent groupwork, facilitation, report writing, communication, and networking skills
  • Access to a car with Full Clean Driving Licence

A Job description and application form can be downloaded at www.limerickyouthservice.com at the following link: http://www.limerickyouthservice.com/get-involved/vacancies/

Completed applications can be returned by email to: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org
Closing date for applications is Friday 12th March 2021

Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity
(A panel may be formed from this recruitment process from which future vacancies in the organisation may be filled and will expire after 1 year)
Garda vetting will apply

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Feb, 2021
Region
Limerick
Expiry Date
12th Mar, 2021