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  • Psychotherapists/Counselling Psychologists

    Invitation for Provision of Counselling on a self-employed basis

    Initially 6 months

    Limerick Youth Service is a leading provider of youth work, education, employability & training projects & programmes for young people. We deliver a diverse array of innovative & youth led programmes that improve the personal, social, educational and civic development of a young person. Our mission statement is:

     “Connecting with Young People and supporting them to reach their full potential”.

    We also provide a range of counselling services for young people aged (14 to 25) across Limerick City & County through our “Be Well” Team. This a Mental Health provision for young people who are in need of support for mental health & well-being.

    We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified Psychotherapists / Counselling Psychologists to deliver between 6 and 8 counselling sessions on a weekly basis to young people. The clients will be identified by the Be Well Team and referred directly to the therapist. Sessions will be delivered in Limerick Youth Service premises across the city during work hours, afterschool and may include evenings when young people are available. The successful applicant will be taken on a self-employed basis.

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have completed a Diploma or Degree course in Counselling & Psychotherapy or a Masters in Counselling Psychology.
    • Have completed or currently undertaking MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy (Bronagh Starrs) is an advantage but not essential
    • Be a fully accredited member of IACP, IAHIP, PSI or equivalent.
    • Have experience in working with Adolescents aged 14-25.
    • Experience in Play/Art Therapy is considered.
    • Have experience in crisis intervention and bereavement counselling.
    • Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathise.
    • Work as part of the Clinical Team.
    • Be proficient in MS Office and Outlook.
    • Have experience using CORE OM or similar web based psychological tool system.

    The successful candidate shall be required to:

    • Build relationships with clients using the Limerick Youth Service Models of Therapy which is grounded in a Strengths based approach to therapy.
    • Work within the ethos and philosophy of Limerick Youth service.
    • Liaise with clients and their families as appropriate with regard to assessments, outcomes, interventions and reviews.
    • Receive ongoing external supervision and attend BE WELL team meetings in Limerick Youth Service once per calendar month.
    • Periodically liaise with other professionals and organisations as appropriate.
    • Take responsibility for one’s own continued professional development.
    • Keep up to date with best practice and procedures at all times in line with the Code of Ethics of IACP, IAHIP and PSI.

    Application Process must include the following documents:

    • Tax clearance certificate
    • Professional Indemnity Insurance
    • Evidence of External Supervision
    • Proof of accreditation with recognised body.

    For full details on the process and to access an Application Form & Job Description please click on the below links:

    Job Description   Application Form

    Proposals must be submitted by 6pm on Monday 16th March 2020 to the following address:

    sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Garda Vetting will apply

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

  • Youth Work Team Lead

    Limerick Youth Service invites applications for the following position:

    Youth Worker Team Lead

    The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, supporting and monitoring the delivery of UBU Your Place Your Space projects managed by Limerick Youth Service. The purpose of the UBU Scheme is to provide out-of-school supports to marginalised, disadvantaged or vulnerable young people (aged between 10 and 24) in their communities to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential. These supports will be provided in line with the values, goals, objectives and rules of the scheme and in response to the identified needs of young people.

    Essential Qualifications & Experience required

    • Education to Degree standard, preferably in Youth Work/Community Development/ Applied Social Care etc.
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Youth work sector.
    • 5 years’ experience in a management, supervisory or team lead role
    • Ability to lead and direct a Team through effective communication.
    • Proactive in making decisions that meet organisational goals.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, to liaise with a wide range of contacts including statutory and voluntary
    • High level of motivation to work on own initiative
    • Innovative and flexible to respond to changing needs
    • Excellent written communication skills & report writing skills.
    • Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required.
    • Car and Full Driving Licence

    For a full job description, application form & UBU guidelines please click:  Team Lead Job Description   Application Form    UBU Policy and Operating Rules

    Completed applications can be returned to HR Department, Limerick Youth Service, Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, Limerick or by e-mail: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for applications is Thursday,  April 30th  2020 by 5pm

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

    (A panel may be formed from this recruitment process from which future vacancies in the organisation may be filled and will expire after 1 year) 

    Garda vetting will apply

Community Employment Scheme

  • Am I eligible for a CE Scheme?

    You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-time Integration Option if:

    You are aged 21 years or older and:

    OR

    You are aged 18 years and over and:

    • A member of the Traveller community, unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance for any period or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
    • Getting Disability AllowanceBlind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
    • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
    • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
    • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 12 months
    • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols
    • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

    Part-Time Job Option

    The CE Part-Time Job Option provides participants with part-time work placements for 1 year initially, with annually renewable contracts for another 2 years, subject to DSP approval and the availability of places and budget. This option is designed to give extended access to employment to older people who may have been unable to secure regular employment for some time.

    You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-Time Job Option if:

    You are aged 35 years or older and you:

    • Have been getting any combination of the following payments: Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Jobseeker’s Transitional payment (JST), One-Parent Family Payment (OFP), Widow’s, Deserted Wife’s Benefit, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or Farm Assist for at least 3 years – see ‘Eligibility period’ below.
    • Getting Disability Allowance, Blind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
    • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
    • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 3 years

    OR

    You are 18 years of age or over and:

    • A member of the Traveller community getting Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
    • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
    • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols’
    • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

    Eligibility period

    In general, the eligibility period is 1 year for the Part-time Integration Option and 3 years for the Part-time Job Option.

    • If you were getting Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) prior to receiving Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, One-Parent Family Payment, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension, Deserted Wife’s Benefit or Farm Assist, this time on SWA can also count towards the CE-qualifying period provided there are no breaks between different payments.
    • If you were getting Carer’s Allowance this can also count towards the eligibility period but your caring responsibilities must have ceased and you must currently be getting either JA, JB. JST or OFP.
    • Those getting JB or JA are allowed a maximum of 30 worked days in each of the qualifying years before starting a CE scheme when assessing eligibility.
    • Time spent on one of the above disability payments can count towards the eligibility period, provided there is no break, for example, 3 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 9 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance or 12 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 24 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance.
    • Time spent on CE no longer counts towards continued time on CE for new participants who start on or after 8 October 2012
    • Generally, time spent on Tús, Gateway, Rural Social Scheme, JobBridge, Back to Education Allowance or Springboard will not count towards the eligibility period. There are some exceptions and you can read more about these and the other eligibility requirements for the Part-time Integration Option and thePart-time Job Option on welfare.ie.
  • More Information

    For further information on the Community Employment Scheme please contact Eilish O’Riordan at eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org or call 061 412 444

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