Job Details: Fountain Youth Project: Youth Worker


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Dublin 1
Fountain Youth Project: Youth Worker
FOUNTAIN YOUTH PROJECT, BASIN LANE, JAMES STREET, DUBLIN 8

YOUTH WORKER

Fountain Youth Project is a community based youth service in Basin
Lane. The Fountain Youth Project is a youth service operating under
the Fountain Resource Group, a community organisation that operates a
number of services in the Dublin 8 area. The Fountain Youth Project is
developing its service catering for the needs and interests of young
people.

WE ARE NOW SEEKING TO RECRUIT THE FOLLOWING KEY FULL TIME POSITION
(**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** HOURS PER WEEK) FOR THE POST OF YOUTH WORKER
ON A **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT:

TITLE OF POST: Youth Worker
The Youth Worker will be responsible for developing and implementing a
range of programmes to meet the developmental needs of young people
deemed to be ‘at risk’. It is a two youth worker project with
supporting staff.

REPORTS TO: Coordinator and the Management Board

LOCATION: Basin Lane, James Street, Dublin 8.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

A professionally endorsed qualification in Youth and Community Work is
essential, together with two years experience working with young
people ‘at risk’.

THE YOUTH WORKER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

* Identifying young people who would benefit from involvement in
programmes and activities and encouraging their involvement through
outreach, school visits, and referral from other service providers.
* Planning, developing and delivering programmes to respond to
issues such as drug misuse, early school leaving, health education and
racism.
* Planning, developing and delivering interest based projects/
activities such as dance, music, sport, photography, environmental
studies.
* Developing appropriate responses to meet the personal, social and
developmental needs of young people which may involve local schools,
parents and other service providers.
* Ensuring youth work approaches and methodologies are employed such
as centre based programmes, group work, structured drop in, and
individual support.
* Encouraging young people to actively participate in the design and
development of programmes and offering opportunities for them to
feedback on the programmes delivered.
* Advocating on behalf of young people to other service providers
and third parties where appropriate.
* Liaising with other agencies/ services working with young people
and attending at meetings of these agencies/ services where
appropriate and agreed.
* Attending and participating in the team meetings of the youth
project/service
* Compiling reports deemed necessary by the Coordinator and
completing them in a timely fashion.
* Assisting in the development of a training programme for
volunteers.
* Supporting and developing new and existing youth groups in the
local community.
* Participating in relevant in service training as agreed with the
Coordinator.
* Evaluating the work of the project using the City of Dublin Youth
Service Board Report and evaluation system.
* Carrying out the work in a professional manner guided by the
principles of the Fountain Youth Service.
* Working some evenings, at weekends as required.
* Undertaking additional duties as may be required from time to
time.

HOURS OF WORK

Your normal working week will be **Apply on the website** hours per
week. The nature of this post requires the holder is flexible in
working hours to cover the operational times of the service and the
centre on a rota basis. This will involve scheduled evening and
weekend work.

SKILLS /ATTRIBUTES

* Management skills
* Communication – verbal / written / listening
* Financial management
* Report writing
* Facilitation
* Programme delivery
* Planning and Evaluation
* Analytical
* Policy development
* Representation and Networking
* Ability to lead and work as part of a team
* Diplomacy and tact
* Initiative
* Innovative
* Problem solving

SALARY: CDYSB Youth Worker Scale

Please sent covering letter and CV to the following email
E-Mail: **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**
Or contact
Tel: **Apply on the website** **Apply on the website**

For further information on the organisation please click on to
WWW.FRG.IE [http://www.frg.ie]

_Garda Vetting will apply to this position._

_This post is funded by The Department of Education and administered
by the City of Dublin Youth Service Board. Late applications will not
be accepted and short listing will take place. This position requires
that the successful candidate will work scheduled hours at evenings
and weekends. The Fountain Youth Service Ltd is an equal opportunities
employer_


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Type: Permanent
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Category: Others

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