Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service: Youth Justice Worker

Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service

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 (Full -Time)
5-Month Fixed Term Contract January to May 2022

In this post, you will join our team of staff and volunteers in the P.A.C.T. Garda Youth Diversion Project. Based in Waterford, the catchment area of this GYDP is Waterford Inner City, Northern Suburbs, Ferrybank and the surrounding area.

The aim of the Garda Youth Diversion Projects 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 their catchment areas. The purpose of GYDPs 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 after hours and some weekend 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 strong team players 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.

To apply please visit www.wstcys.ie for information on recruitment and request a Job Description and Application Form to jobs@wstcys.ie Closing date for return of applications by e-mail is 5pm on Monday 6th December 2021. Short-listing will apply and a panel may be formed for future vacancies

Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service is an equal opportunities employer.

We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland

This post is co-funded by the European Union through the Funds Administration Unit, Department of Justice in partnership with An Garda Siochana

Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
24th Nov, 2021
Expiry Date
6th Dec, 2021