Belvedere Youth Club: Youth Work Assistant

Belvedere Youth Club

Applications are invited for the following position

Youth Work Assistant 30 hours

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic person to join the Youth Work Team at Belvedere Youth Club CLG (BYC). We have an immediate vacancy for a Youth Work Assistant based in Dublin 1.

About Belvedere Youth Club

BYC is a youth service based in the North East Inner City (NEIC) of Dublin which has been working with young people in this community since 1918. Staffed by a team of specialists and professional youth work teams, BYC provides a range of services and supports to our young people, including a drop in service, an extensive after school programme, a targeted youth work programme, a Summer residential programme, educational supports, evening and night time activity based programmes, all delivered by our team of professional youth workers & youth work assistants.

Dublin’s North East Inner City has been one of the most disadvantaged and marginalised communities not just in Dublin, but nationally. Study after study has highlighted the impact of this social disadvantage. The community – and the young people with whom BYC works - are affected by high levels of unemployment, exposure to street level drug and alcohol misuse, poor health and associated health outcomes and a lack of access to structured social and leisure activities. Young people have been particularly affected by recent years of austerity cuts, compounding historically low levels of educational attainment and progression.

BYC’s aim is to provide a comprehensive youth service to young people in the NEIC.

In that context, BYC teams work together to implement a model that allows for universal programmes (after school and week day evening programmes), complemented by more targeted youth work interventions. This delivery model has been developed with the aim of engaging our young people from the ages of 7-24 years. Through this contact time, young people are identified and supported to participate in more structured strands of youth work including in the following programme areas:

  • Informal Educational Support
  • Issued Based Programmes
  • Gaisce Awards
  • Sports Inclusion
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Media
  • Music, Drama and Youth Theatre

In addition to the above BYC also has its own dedicated outreach team to engage our harder to reach young people.

The role:

This is a busy role and the successful candidate will have a wide brief across a number of work areas. They will work as part of our youth work team within a busy youth-work setting. The position is for a youth work assistant. Please see job description for further information.

We work with youths and therefore it is our policy to carry out Garda Vetting and detailed reference checks.

Location:

Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

Working hours:

Youth Work Assistant 30 hours per week, excluding breaks, in a flexible manner

To Apply:

Prepare a detailed covering letter x 3 and an up-to-date copy of your CV x 3 and post to:
Jenny Courtney
Belvedere Youth Club,
41 Lower Buckingham Street
Dublin 1 D01 KR99

Closing date and other important criteria:

  • Closing Wednesday 30th June 2021 @5p.m.
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • Canvassing will disqualify.
  • Belvedere Youth Club CLG is an equal opportunities employer.
  • This position is funded through the NEIC Social Economy Initiative
  • This post is a one year fixed term contract subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period.
  • Garda Vetting and detailed reference check will apply

If you have any queries in relation to this post, please email careers@belvedereyouthclub.ie

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Jun, 2021
Region
Dublin 1
Expiry Date
30th Jun, 2021