Dundalk Community Training Centre: Advocate - Guidance for Young People (Part-Time)

Dundalk Community Training Centre
Dundalk CTC is a voluntary organisation and a leading provider of LMETB’s youth training programmes to young people from Dundalk and the surrounding areas. Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of:

ADVOCATE (Guidance for Young People)

(Part-time -14 hours per week)

Dundalk CTC provides vocational training and education programmes to meet the needs of young people aged 16 – 21 from the local area who have left mainstream school early. Programmes have been developed to enhance each learner’s potential to learn new skills and achieve relevant certification necessary for progression into employment, further training or continued education. This provision is supported by LMETB and co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund. The Centre also links with other service providers to increase the choices available to young people and enable them to make decisions based on the local availability of a range of options.

The Role

Contract: Part time – 14 Hours per week over 3 days
Reporting to: Manager of Dundalk CTC
Salary Scale: €31,652 to €56,473 (Pro Rata) including two long service increments
Location: Dundalk CTC Mulholland Avenue, Dundalk Co Louth

The Post

  • To participate fully in all elements of the Centre as they develop over the contract period.
  • To provide clients with a confidential, individual career path, planning, guidance and counselling service on a case-load basis.
  • To place disadvantaged young people in jobs.
  • To arrange progression for young people through training and/or education to paid employment.
  • Liaison with Board of Management
  • Manage progression locally under guidance supported by Board of Management.

Qualifications and Experience

  • An awareness and understanding of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) , Common Awards and the National Framework of Qualifications for CTC’s
  • An accredited 3rd level Qualification (NFQ Level 7 minimum) in Career Guidance Counselling or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with young people in a similar function
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, facilitation and ICT skills
  • A learner centered approach and ability to deliver flexible and creative options that engage all learners
  • Providing guidance and leadership to young people, with a knowledge of the key state agencies who work with early school leavers

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • To assist with the recruitment of learners interested in joining the CTC
  • To liaise with school parents, completion officers, and career guidance teachers in local schools.
  • To build a case load of targeted clients in their area./Carryout diagnostics and assessments
  • To provide clients with a confidential, individual career path, planning and guidance on work experience options
  • To arrange progression for disadvantaged young people through training and/or education to paid employment.
  • To build a client base of local employers who provide work at the level appropriate to client aspirations, experience and educational background.
  • To build a case load of targeted clients in their area./Carryout diagnostics and assessments

The salary scale associated with the post is (Pro Rata) €31,652 to €56,473 which includes two long service increments. Dundalk CTC offers an excellent package including contributory pension, leave and training opportunities for the successful candidate.

To apply for the position:

Applications, to include a covering letter with C.V. should be marked private and confidential stating suitability for the position and sent to the General Manager, Dundalk Community Training Centre, Mulholland Ave, Dundalk Co. Louth. A91 H670 or by email to DBrown@lmetb.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications by post or email is 4 pm on Thursday 16th June 2022.
Late applications will not be considered and short listing may apply. Canvassing will disqualify.

Dundalk Community Training Centre is an equal opportunities employer.

Dundalk Community Training Centre

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th May, 2022
Co Louth
Expiry Date
16th Jun, 2022