Crosscare: Youth Justice Worker / Youth Worker



Nature & Scope:

Crosscare, the Social Support Agency of the Dublin Archdiocese, has a full-time post for a Youth Justice Worker in the Garda Youth Diversion Project in the Dundrum area.

The position of Youth Justice Worker/Youth Worker is funded by the European Social Fund (2014-2020) and the Irish Youth Justice Service, Department of Justice and Equality. The Garda Youth Diversion Projects are supported by the Irish Youth Justice Service in conjunction with An Garda Síochána.

Reports to:

The project staff are employed by Crosscare as Youth Justice Workers/Youth Workers and will operate out of Dundrum Youth Service under the day to day supervision of the Youth Service Manager. All Crosscare staff are expected to work under Crosscare policies and guidelines. The staff member will also work to a Project Committee.

Work Schedule:

Full-time contract 37.5 hours per week.

Salary Scale:

Band D: 30,142 – 42,375


  1. Identify, engage and work directly with project participants on issues related to their offending, substance use and/or antisocial behaviour through engaging them in a youth work process;
  2. Process referrals to the project through the Referral Committee;
  3. Work in partnership with Gardaí and local agencies that participants may be linked with in developing appropriate responses to their needs;
  4. Keep project records and provide updates and reports as requested including the drafting of the Annual Plan following a consultative process with the Gardaí;
  5. Attend the Project Committee meetings, providing progress updates as required;
  6. Provide youth work interventions in the catchment area in line with the GYDP plan as approved by the Project Committee;
  7. Work with participants on improving their participation in sustainable employment by identifying pathways towards employment including second chance education and training, and work on combating discrimination in accessing and progressing in the labour market, promoting acceptance of diversity in the workplace;
  8. Take part in approved training for developing the Garda Youth Diversion Project and carry out any other duties deemed necessary by Crosscare, IYJS, Gardaí or project committee for the development of the project and fulfilment of the annual plan of the Garda Youth Diversion Project.

The Holder:

The ideal candidate must have a third level qualification and 3 years experience in youth work working with high needs young people who can present with challenging behaviour. Possess strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work as part of a team and on a one to one basis and have a B drivers licence.

He/she shall be required to work with young people who have come to the attention of the Gardaí, the community or local agencies as a result of their behaviour. The focus of this role will be supporting these young people back in to education or maintain their current placement.

The successful candidate will provide suitable youth work interventions to facilitate personal development, promote pro social behaviour, and improve long-term employability prospects.

Application Process

To apply, please forward a CV and cover letter to: stating clearly which position you are applying for.

Closing date for all applications is 5pm Tuesday 14th December 2021. 

Successful applicant will be subject to Garda vetting.


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
18th Oct, 2021
Expiry Date
14th Dec, 2021