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Current Vacancies

  • Ability Project: Coordinator

    Limerick Youth Service wish to recruit for the following positions to deliver the Ability Programme for Limerick Metropolitan area.

    Ability Project Coordinator (35 hours per week)

    (Initially June 2021)

    The Limerick Ability Project will support Young People 15-24 years in the Limerick Metropolitan district, in need of employability support, who have; a diagnosis of ASD, a mental health condition, a learning disability or Hidden disability.

    The aim of the project is to support Young People with disabilities in the Limerick Metropolitan area, to access the world of work and create meaningful social roles.

    The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall development, implementation & evaluation of the project. The Coordinator will lead referral processes, recruitment of participants, assessment and exit strategies. The Coordinator will also be a vital link with partner organisations and the involvement of additional sectors / expertise in the project. They will be involved in building an awareness of the Ability project across all relevant stakeholders (including employers). This role will also ensure best practice in the professional support and supervision of the staff team.

    Education & Experience

    Suitable candidates must have:

    • A recognised qualification in occupational therapy, mental health, psychotherapy, counselling, social sciences (e.g. social care, or related), (Candidates with sufficient relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of relevant qualification)
    • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in a similar or related field.
    • Experience of working with young people with a disability and/or young people with mental health difficulties.
    • An awareness of and familiarity with the issues relating to the barriers that young people with disability can face in progressing education, training or employment.
    • Experience of managing / administrating interagency programmes.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with a wide range of contacts to build and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Evidence of the production of high quality plans, reports and written material.
    • Proficient in dealing with standard MS word and data processing, spreadsheet and communication packages
    • Experience of data management and CRM Systems.

    How to apply:
    To be considered eligible for the any of the above vacancies interested candidates must complete an application form which can be accessed below along with a full job description.

    LYS ABILITY Project Coordinator Job Description LYS ABILITY Project Coordinator Application Form

    Complete application forms should be returned in the strictest confidence via e-mail to : sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 27th January 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)

  • Ability Project: Youth Mentor

    Limerick Youth Service wish to recruit for the following positions to deliver the Ability Programme for Limerick Metropolitan area.

    Youth Work Mentor (35 hours per week)

    (Initially June 2021)

    The Youth Mentor will be the primary contact person for the participant. Responsible for mentoring and coaching the participant and their engagement in their personal progression plan. Implementing tailored transition programmes, pre-employment support, career guidance initiatives / supports, work preparation initiatives, capacity building programmes, and the young person’s engagement with wider society.

    Education & Experience

    Suitable candidates must have:

    • A relevant Third Level Qualification in Youth Work / Social Care, or related discipline.
    • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience (paid or voluntary) in a similar or related field.
    • Experience of working with young people with a disability and/or young people with mental health difficulties.
    • An awareness of and familiarity with the issues relating to the barriers that young people with disability can face in progressing education, training or employment.
    • Experience in planning, implementing and reviewing programmes and activities with young people.
    • Knowledge of recruitment & employment principles, methods, techniques, and resources.
    • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to young people, their families, other professionals and employers.
    • Proficient in MS packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook.

    How to apply:

    To be considered eligible for the any of the above vacancies interested candidates must complete an application form which can be accessed below along with a full job description:

    Youth Mentor Job Description LYS ABILITY Youth Mentor Application Form

    Complete application forms should be returned in the strictest of confidence via email to: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 27th January 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) 

     

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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