Job Details: Crosscare: Youth Development Officer


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Crosscare: Youth Development Officer
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POSITION TITLE: Youth Development Officer

AGENCY/PROGRAMME: Crosscare Youth Services

LOCATION: Crosscare Dun Laoghaire Youth Service
Loughlinstown/Ballybrack

WORK SCHEDULE: Part time post  **Apply on the website** hours per
week

REPORTS TO: Youth Service Manager

ROLE PURPOSE:

To deliver youth work programmes and interventions based on
Crosscare’s Youth Work Approach that are young person centred,
outcomes focused and based on the identified needs, strengths and
interests of young people with an emphasis on those most in need in
the catchment area.       

THE ROLE:

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* To implement youth work programmes in line with funding
requirements
* To spend a minimum of **Apply on the website**% of working hours
in direct contact with young people, with an emphasis on those most in
need
* Establish new programmes and projects as may be required within
the area
* Develop and maintain community relationships
* Liaise with families and other relevant services or agencies as
required
* To ensure organised programmes fit within the youth work process
and Crosscare’s  Youth Work Approach
* To work a minimum of three nights per week including Friday nights
and some weekends to meet the needs of the young people and the
service as requested
* To carry out outreach and detached work  to engage with young
people who are not engaging
* To organise and participate in residentials as part of the youth
work programme
* To attend and participate at staff meetings and other meetings as
requested
* To represent the Youth Service, when requested, at various
committees
* To submit all paperwork within the specified time period
* To apply for relevant grants related to ongoing work, in
consultation with your line manager
* To work within the ethos and values of Crosscare
* To implement the Crosscare Strategy
* To attend training relevant to the work
* To manage challenging behaviours and situations
* To work in collaboration with the existing team
* To carry out any other duties assigned by your line manager

THE HOLDER:

(QUALIFICATION/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS)

REQUIREMENTS:

* Third Level Qualification in Youth Work (or other relevant
discipline) and a minimum of 1 years experience within this sector.
* Full clean driving licence is essential. A D1 Mini bus licence
would be an advantage also.

PERSONAL SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES:

* Strong leadership skills
* Excellent communication skills
* Teamwork and collaboration
* Creativity & innovation
* Ability to work on own initiative
* Flexibility and adaptability
* Excellent organisational, time management & record keeping skills
* Excellent report writing skills
* Excellent facilitation and group work skills
* Empathy and understanding
* Negotiation skills

OTHER:

* Have an understanding of the work of Crosscare’s Youth Services
* Have an understanding of the National Policy Framework for Youth
Work, in particular The Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures Policy
Framework and the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF)

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please forward a CV and cover letter to: **Apply on the
website** stating clearly in the subject line: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
OFFICER DUN LAOGHAIRE.

Closing date for all applications is Friday July **Apply on the
website**th at 5.**Apply on the website**pm.

CROSSCARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

This job offer will be made subject to Garda Vetting.


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Type: Permanent
Payment:
Category: Others

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