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  • Family Support Worker

    Limerick Youth Service is now inviting applications for the following role:

    Family Support Worker (35 hours)

    (Initially for 15 months)

    Youth Diversion Projects are community based multi-agency youth crime prevention initiatives primarily seeking to divert young people who have been involved in anti-social and /or criminal behaviour.

    YDPs provide young people with programmes and interventions, to facilitate personal development, promote civic responsibility and improve long term-employability prospects. The successful candidate will work across the existing 3 Youth Justice Projects under the management of the Limerick Youth Service.

    The Family Support worker will complement existing preventative work with young people at risk, through the provision of family interventions, where appropriate, for parents and siblings.

    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
    • Flexibility to work early evenings and weekends as required.
    • Access to a car with Full Clean Driving Licence

    A full job description and application form can be accessed below:

    Job Description Family Support Worker

    Family Support Worker Application YDP

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

    Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd December 2022 by 5pm

    This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union, for more information, please visit EUfunds.ie

    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

     

  • Psychotherapist

    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 is a Mental Health provision for young people who are in need of support for mental health & well-being.

    Funded by the HSE, (Health Service Executive Drug and Alcohol Services) Limerick Youth Service (Be Well Team) are now looking to recruit for the following position:

     

     Psychotherapist (Full Time contract initially for 12 months)

    The successful candidate will work as part of an integrated Youth Service team with a primary focus on identification and engagement of young people presenting with clear signs of mental health difficulty.

    Education & Experience

    • Hold a degree or post-graduate qualification (Level 8 or above) in psychotherapy recognised by one of the following, as appropriate, the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) or Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychology (IAHIP)
    • Minimum of 3 years (including minimum of one year experience with young people) relevant post graduate counselling experience working with individuals and groups presenting with mental health or psychological difficulties.
    • Full accredited membership of IACP or IAHIP
    • Awareness & knowledge of issues facing young people and track record of providing support in these areas.
    • Knowledge and experience of engaging young people involved in drug and alcohol misuse
    • Proven ability and experience in providing online counselling to clients.
    • Adept in working with young people with ASC would also be a distinct advantage.
    • Have experience in crisis intervention and bereavement counselling.
    • Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathise.
    • Be proficient in MS Office and Outlook.
    • Have experience using CORE OM or similar web based psychological tool system.

    Skills & Abilities

    • Build relationships with clients using the Limerick Youth Service Models of Therapy which is grounded in a Strengths based approach
    • Excellent communication and listening skills
    • Openness to working with a diverse range of young people especially those considered marginalised/at risk.
    • Experience in evidence-based programmes which support young people in group work settings.
    • Liaise with other staff/agencies as appropriate for the benefit of the young people
    • Highly motivated to work on own initiative
    • Flexible and ability to demonstrate evidence-based approaches in ways of engaging with young people
    • Access to own transport with full clean business class driving licence

    How to apply:

    A Job description and application form can be accessed below:

    Job Description Psychotherapist

    LYS Application Form

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

    Closing date for applications is Friday, 16th December 2022

    Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

    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

     

  • Team Lead: Youth & Family Support Project

    Limerick Youth Service is now inviting applications for the following role:

    Team Leader: Youth & Family Support Project (35hrs)

    Funded by Tusla, (Child & Family Agency) Limerick Youth Service are now looking to recruit a Team Leader to lead and direct staff to facilitate an efficient and effective service to young people.

    In addition to providing direct support to young people and families, the ideal candidate will be responsible for supervising, managing and motivating team members on a daily basis and act as the point of contact for referrals.

    Education & Experience

    Suitable candidates must have:

    • A professional qualification in the field of Youth Work / Social Care, or related discipline
    • Practical experience and knowledge of Child Safeguarding, Family Support and Youth Work.
    • A minimum of 5 years employment (working with vulnerable children and families) in a similar or related field.
    • Previous experience in a role with responsibility for leading and or coordinating work/projects with strong management skills
    • Significant experience in all of the following: case management, Meitheal, data collection, planning, implementing and reviewing programmes and interventions with young people and families
    • Evidence of the production of high-quality reports and written material
    • Proficient in MS packages e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, databases

    Person Specification

    • Excellent communication & facilitation skills
    • Self-motivated to achieve high standards and outcomes
    • Ability to analyse information and make decisions that meet the goals of the team
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise with a wide range of contacts to build and maintain effective working relationships
    • Flexible to respond to changing needs as they arise and cope with pressure
    • Highly organised, good time management with ability to prioritise work

    How to apply:

    A Job description and application form can be downloaded below:

     Job Description: Team Lead 

    Application Form: Team Lead

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

    Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

    Closing date for applications is Friday 16th December 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.
  • Caretaker: Limerick City Youth Space & Community Training Centre

    Limerick Youth Service is seeking to recruit a person for the following developmental position:

    Caretaker

    The successful candidate will undertake general caretaking duties with a leading youth organisation.

    Responsibilities will include:
    • Open and close the premises. Flexibility will be required in terms of hours.
    • Deep cleaning food projects floors.
    • Waste management & hygiene
    • Maintain all rooms in the building and repair any items that need attention.
    • Ensure all areas of the building are in line with safety standards and risk assessments.
    • Notify Coordinator if something is broken or needs attention.
    • Maintain the external space around the buildings.
    • Ensure the area around the buildings are clean and tidy at all times.
    • Carry out painting, weeding, brushing as required.
    • Participate in training offered.
    • Carry out any other duties as requested by the CE Supervisor.

    Location: Limerick Youth Service HQ, 5 Lr. Glentworth St, Limerick V94 YF95

    Hours: 19.5pw

    To Apply: please contact Eilish O’Riordan at:

    eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org

    Tel: 061-412444

    The Community Employment (CE) Programme is a DSP Employment programme which has been designed to assist the long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time jobs in the community

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

  • Caretaker: Northside Youth Space

    Limerick Youth Service is seeking to recruit a person for the following developmental position:

    Caretaker

    The successful candidate will undertake general caretaking duties with a leading youth organisation.

    Responsibilities will include:
    • Open and close the premises. Flexibility will be required in terms of hours.
    • Waste management & hygiene
    • Maintain all rooms in the building and repair any items that need attention.
    • Ensure all areas of the building are in line with safety standards and risk assessments.
    • Notify Coordinator if something is broken or needs attention.
    • Maintain the external space around the buildings including gardening.
    • Ensure the area around the buildings are clean and tidy at all times.
    • Carry out painting, weeding, brushing as required.
    • Participate in training offered.
    • Carry out any other duties as requested by the CE Supervisor.

    Location: Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, Limerick

    Hours: 19.5pw

    To Apply: please contact Eilish O’Riordan at:

    eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org

    Tel: 061-412444

    The Community Employment (CE) Programme is a DSP Employment programme which has been designed to assist the long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time jobs in the community

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

  • Administration Assistant: The Factory Southside Youth Space

    Limerick Youth Service is looking to recruit an individual for the following developmental position:

    Administration Assistant 

    The successful candidate will gain valuable administrative experience with a leading youth organisation and busy sports and recreation youth space.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • General office duties
    • Manning switchboards
    • Dealing with enquiries
    • Meeting/greeting visitors, groups of young people
    • Inputting data
    • Lnowledge and experience of MS applications

    Location: The Factory Southside Youth Space, Galvone, Limerick

    Hours: 19.5pw

    To apply:

    For more information please contact Eilish at eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org or call 061-412444

    The Community Employment (CE) Programme is a DSP Employment programme which has been designed to assist the long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time jobs in the community

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

  • Administration Assistant: Rathkeale Youth Space

    Limerick Youth Service is looking to recruit an individual for the following developmental position:

    Administration Assistant 

    The successful candidate will gain valuable administrative experience with a leading youth organisation and the only dedicated youth space in West Limerick.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • General office duties
    • Manning switchboards
    • Dealing with enquiries
    • Meeting/greeting visitors, groups of young people
    • Inputting data
    • Lnowledge and experience of MS applications

    Location: Rathkeale Youth Space, Abbey Court, Rathkeale, Limerick.

    Hours: 19.5pw

    To apply:

    For more information, please contact Eilish at eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org or call 061-412444

    The Community Employment (CE) Programme is a DSP Employment programme which has been designed to assist the long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time jobs in the community

    Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

     

  • More Information

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