Community Addiction Response Programme: Youth Worker

CARP: Youth Worker

Role & Responsibilities

  • The Youth Worker is responsible for the running of an open-door, age-appropriate service available 5 days a week.
  • The delivery of Drug education & Prevention programmes. As a group & one to one
  • Part of the work in this position will take place on some evenings and weekends, during school holidays and involves the development of new programmes to engage UBU target groups.
  • To identify, engage and support the needs of targeted young people aged 12-24
  • To develop and deliver planned programmes to our UBU target groups.
  • To participate in interagency and collaborative work with other relevant youth services
  • Be responsible for all UBU reporting.
  • To act as an advocate for young people & CARP
  • Use a Harm Reduction approach
  • Goal setting using Motivational Interviewing & CRA Protocols

Essential Requirements

  • A professional qualification in Community & Youth Work or a relevant field is essential.
  • Candidates must have at least 3 years direct paid work experience with young people.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ practical experience of working with young people and families who experience disadvantage.
  • Experience of working with young people on a one-to-one basis and in groups is essential.
  • Experience of facilitating evidence-based evidence informed programmes for young people.
  • Knowledge of the needs of children and families, with a particular emphasis on young people living in disadvantage.
  • Have knowledge and experience of the UBU funding application process.

Desirable requirements

  • An understanding of NQSF and NYS outcomes is desirable.
  • Have experience using the CRA/ACRA approach
  • Experience supporting young people to access drug rehabilitation treatment facilities.


  • Minimum Level 7 Qualification in one of the following: youth/ community work, social care, addiction studies or a related discipline

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communication, planning, organizational, networking and report writing skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to work on own initiative but seek guidance as appropriate.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Positive, solution-focused approach.


Full-time Contract is based on a one-year period initially subject to 6-month probation period. Salary: CDYSB Youth Worker Rates based on relevant experience. This position is subject to Garda Vetting and references.


Short listing of candidates may take place. Late applications will not be processed.

Please apply by email only to no later than Friday February 10th at 5pm.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
23rd Jan, 2023
Dublin 24
Expiry Date
10th Feb, 2023