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  • Instructor: Community Training Centre

    Limerick Youth Service CTC, funded through Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, is now looking to recruit an individual for the following role:

    Community Training Centre
    Temporary Instructor – Limerick

    31.25 hours per week (4 months – immediate start)

    Limerick Youth Service Community Training Centre (LYS CTC) provides vocational training and education options to meet the needs of young people aged 16 to 21 from the local area who have left school early i.e. before Leaving Certificate and who are unemployed. The instructor will be responsible for delivering a range of modules within the LCA / QQI curriculum, in particular Maths and Vocational Preparation and Guidance

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A recognised qualification in Maths, Vocational Preparation, or similar discipline
    • Experience of working with young people in non-formal settings
    • An ability to deliver flexible training options and to provide guidance to new and emerging learners
    • The capability to work across a diverse range of projects
    • Excellent communication, teamwork and ICT skills
    • At least 2 years proven experience of delivering one or more of the aforementioned modules.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Delivering, assessing and monitoring of learner coursework to LCA / QQI level standards
    • Reporting to the Centre Manager on a day-to-day basis
    • Direct supervision of learners
    • Assisting with the planning, development and implementation of CTC services within the Training Standards System.

    To be considered eligible for the above vacancy interested candidates must complete an application form together with a cover letter stating suitability for the position.

    For a full job description and application form please click:  Job Description  Instructor    Application Form Instructor

    Completed applications can be returned by email. Closing date for all applications is:

    Friday 14th August 2020 by 5pm

    This provision is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.

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  • Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor: Community Training Centre

    Limerick Youth Service CTC, funded through Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, is now looking to recruit an individual for the following role:

    Community Training Centre
    Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor (35 hours per week)

    Limerick Youth Service Community Training Centre (LYS CTC) provides vocational training and education options to meet the needs of young people aged 16 to 21 from the local area who have left school early i.e. before Leaving Certificate and who are unemployed. The instructor will be responsible for the development, implementation and review of the pre-apprenticeship course, training young people to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue further training or employment in a trade or in the construction industry.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • A recognised/relevant 3rd Level qualification. An understanding of/experience of delivery of QQI Level 3 & 4 Awards
    • A minimum of two years’ experience working with learners/young people in the area of pre-apprenticeship skills
    • A learner-centred approach
    • An ability to work effectively with CTC staff, learners, external partners, employers and others, as appropriate, to support learner progression
    • An ability to provide guidance and deliver flexible options to new and emerging learners
    • A proven record of linking with Enterprise and Further Education and Training providers.
    • Excellent communication, teamwork and ICT skills
    • A knowledge of the key state agencies who work with early school leavers.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Delivering, assessing and monitoring of learner coursework to LCA / QQI level standards
    • Reporting to the Centre Manager on a day-to-day basis
    • Direct supervision of learners
    • Assisting with the planning, development and implementation of CTC services within the Training Standards System.

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

    To be considered eligible for the above vacancy interested candidates must complete an application form together with a cover letter stating suitability for the position.

    For a full job description and application form click: Job Description Pre Apprenticeship Instructor  Application Form Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor

    Completed application forms should be returned via email to: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for all applications will be:

    Friday 21st August 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 positons may be filled.

    This will expire after 1 year. Applicants will be subject to Garda Vetting.

    This provision is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.

    Ireland's European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020 logo

  • Youth Worker: Part Time

    Limerick Youth Service invites applications for the following position:

    Youth Worker (part-time) 18 hours

    The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the delivery of UBU Your Place Your Space programes 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 enabling 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.
    • At least 2 years’ experience working with young people in a non-formal environment
    • 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

    Interested candidates can download a Job description and application form at these links:  Job Description Youth Worker Youth Worker UBU Application Form

    Completed application forms should be returned via email to: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for applications is Friday 21st August 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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