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  • Pre Apprenticeship Instructor

    Limerick Youth Service is now looking to recruit an individual for the following role.

    Community Training Centre Pre Apprenticeship (PPA) Instructor – Limerick

    Community Training Centres provide vocational and life skills training to early school leavers under the ETB Youthreach Programme. Our courses are designed to enhance the learner’s potential to learn new skills and achieve relevant certification necessary for progression into employment, further training or continued education.

    This PPA role will respond to learner needs through the provision of a variety of practical training options which ultimately supports their move into the workplace as an apprentice.  The PPA instructor will be responsible for the development, implementation and review of our pre apprenticeship course, to ensure CTC learners gain the necessary skills and knowledge for progression to employment in a trade or to the construction industry.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A recognised relevant trade/ 3rd Level qualification. An understanding of/experience of delivery of QQI Modules Level 3 & 4
    • Minimum of two years’ experience working with Learners/Young People in the area of pre apprenticeship skills or similar
    • A learner centred approach which places learner needs at the heart of what you deliver
    • Ability to work effectively with CTC staff, learners, external partners, employers and others as appropriate to support learner progression.
    • Ability to provide guidance and deliver flexible options to new and emerging learners;
    • Knowledge and/or experience of linking with Employers and Further Education providers.
    • Excellent communication, teamwork and IT skills

    This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to contribute to making a positive difference to a young person’s future. 

    Applicants for this post must submit an application form together with a cover letter stating suitability for the position. A an application form and job description can be downloaded by clicking: Job Description Pre Apprenticeship Instructor   Application Form Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor

    Completed applications should be forwarded by email to:  sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for all applications will be:

    Monday, 11th October 2021 by 5pm

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

    A panel may be formed from this recruitment process

  • Youth Justice Worker

    Limerick Youth Service invites applications for the following positions:

    Youth Justice Worker Part-Time (14 hours)

    The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging directly with targeted young people who have offended or at risk of offending and support them to make positive choices to prevent further involvement in crime, thus improving their chances of gaining sustainable employment and or educational opportunities. The Youth Justice Worker will have a pivotal role in developing innovative and effective responses to the needs of young people in and around Limerick through outreach, creative programmes, structured group work and detached youth work.

    Applicants must have:

    • Relevant third level qualification in Youth Work/Social Care or related discipline.). (Candidates with sufficient relevant work experience, at least 3-5 years , may also be considered in lieu of qualification)
    • At least 2 years’ work experience engaging with challenging young people (10-18yr olds) in a range of non-formal settings
    • Proven track record in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative interventions to enhance the resilience of young people and reduce their isolation
    • Experience of needs assessment and using mechanisms to evaluate the outcome of work
    • Previous engagement with a range of statutory and voluntary bodies in enhancing the opportunities for young people
    • Excellent groupwork, facilitation, report writing, communication, and networking skills
    • Access to a car with Full Clean Driving Licence

    A Job description and application form can be accessed at: Job Description Youth Justice Worker   Youth-Justice-Application-Form

    Completed applications can be returned by email to:  sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for applications is Friday 8th October 2021 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

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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