Job Details: CORE Youth Service: Drug and Alcohol Youth Worker


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CORE Youth Service: Drug and Alcohol Youth Worker
[CORE Youth Service]

FULL TIME DRUG AND ALCOHOL YOUTH WORKER (**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**HRS)

POSITION

CORE Youth Service is currently inviting applications for the position
of Full Time Drug and Alcohol Youth Worker.

St Michael’s Parish Youth Project, t/a CORE Youth Service, is a
community based youth work organisation working for the welfare,
development & well-being of young people aged **Apply on the website**
year-old young people in Inchicore, Dublin 8. We believe that
constructive relationships with young people are the heart of youth
well-being and development.

CORE Youth Service’s mission is to build trusting and positive
relationships with the young people of Inchicore by listening and
responding to their needs for safety, trust, engagement and
creativity.

We strive for spaces for young people to explore their identity,
self-worth and potential.

Core Youth Service is seeking a Full Time Drug and Alcohol Youth
Worker to work as part of the Youth Work team in a busy, demanding and
dynamic youth work environment and to engage with young people from a
variety of backgrounds in innovative and needs based programmes. The
post is full time (**Apply on the website**hrs) and consists of day,
evening and occasional weekend work.

The main focus of the work is to work with young people age **Apply on
the website** – **Apply on the website**yrs effected/impacted by
drug and alcohol use and related harm in the wider Inchicore area.

This role includes Detached Street Work, with an aim to reduce the
risk of harm to the target group and actively promote alternative
pathways. This role will complement the existing youth work team and
will collaborate with other organisations for the benefit of the young
people.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS AND
ATTRIBUTES

* An NSETS recognised professionally endorsed qualification in Youth
Work or Youth and Community Work
OR
* Have worked with young people for two years full time, in a paid
capacity, in a youth work setting and have an equivalent professional
qualification within the social studies/social care / youth
work/education/addiction or community development field.

IT IS DESIRABLE FOR THE CANDIDATE HAVE THE FOLLOWING

* Experience in outreach work/detached work/street work would be an
advantage
* Experience/knowledge of working with young people using a harm
reduction model.
* Drugs Theory & Intervention Skills, Addiction Studies, Diploma in
Community Drug & Alcohol Work or similar
* Strong awareness of the policies relating to young people and
drugs strategies.
* Understanding of professional boundaries.
* Excellent communications and team skills.
* Proven record of working on own initiative.
* Creative and innovative thinker.
* Flexible and young person-centred approach to work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Targeted early interventions to delay the onset on drug and alcohol
use and / or the involvement in the local drug industry
* Promote alternative positive lifestyle choices among young people
who use or are impacted by drug and alcohol use
* Engage and establish trusting relationships with young people
where they gather, with the aim of reducing risk
* Explore impacts & alternatives to drug dealing with young people
* Connect with family and peers of target group
* Signpost to services that can provide additional supports
* Increase positive outcomes for young people ages **Apply on the
website** – **Apply on the website** years in Inchicore
* Devise alternative programmes to support young people and their
families.
* Encourage young people to actively participate in the design and
development/evaluation of programmes.
* Case manage the presenting needs of young people through a
structured, appropriate, practical and caring response.
* Identify potential opportunities for young people with businesses,
educational institutions, and training/apprenticeship programmes.

Garda Vetting will apply to this position.

A probationary period of six months will apply to this position

YOUTH WORKER SALARY: CDYSB salary scale in line with experience

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please provide completed application form ALONG a with a CV AND cover
letter to **Apply on the website**

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Wednesday **Apply
on the website**th August at 5pm.

Short listing may apply, and a panel may be formed

_This post is funded by the Canal Communities Local Drug and Alcohol
Task Force_

_CORE YOUTH SERVICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER._

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Type: Permanent
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