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  • Youth Worker

    Limerick Youth Service in partnership with Garryowen Community Development Project are currently delivering a community based Youth Project in the Garryowen area.

    This post is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth UBU Your Place Your Space Scheme through the Limerick and Clare ETB.

    The following position has now become available:

    Full time Youth Worker (35 hours)

    The service is aimed at young people aged 10 – 24 who have identified needs additional to the general population in line with the Value for Money and policy review of youth funding schemes (VFMPR). Key areas of the service include:

    • 80% of the service effort will be for the programme of work with young people identified as marginalised/disadvantaged as indicated in the National Youth Strategy 2015 – 2020.
    • Identifying the planned contribution towards the 7 social and personal development outcomes.
    • Operating when young people are available; i.e. afternoons, evenings, weekends, school holidays & midterm breaks.
    • Providing detached / outreach service to meet young people ‘where they are at’.

    Education & Experience

    Suitable candidates must have:

    • A professional qualification in the field of Youth Work / Social Care, or related discipline.
    • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience (paid or voluntary) in a similar or related field.
    • Experience in planning, implementing and reviewing youth work programmes and activities with young people.
    • Evidence of the production of high quality reports and written material
    • Proficient in MS packages e.g. Word, Excel & Outlook.
    • Access to a car with full clean driving license (an advantage)

    How to apply:

    To be considered eligible for the above vacancy interested candidates must complete an application form that can be accessed below along with full job description:

     Job Description

    Application Form

    Completed application forms must be returned via e-mail: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

    Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 21st June 2021 by 5pm

    Interviews to take place week of 28th June 2021

    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

  • 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

    For a full  job description and application form click:  Job Description Youth Justice Worker Youth Justice Worker-Application Form

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

    Closing date for applications is Friday 25th June 2021

    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

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