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Community Youth Worker – Cahir Community Youth Project


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Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service

Applications are invited for the following:

Community Youth Worker –

Cahir Community Youth Project, Co. Tipperary
(39 hours per week)

Based in the Cahir Youth Centre, the Cahir Community Youth Project engages young people aged between 10 and 24 years in youth work opportunities. The youth worker identifies the needs and interests of young people and responds through the development of tailored and varied youth work responses.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing programmes and responses with young people aged 10 to 24 years in evenings and after school hours and including at weekends
  • Increasing the level of youth participation within the Project
  • Experimenting and innovating with programmes and work methods to identify what works and how this is measured
  • Enlisting the involvement of a team of local volunteers to ensure the development of a relevant community response

This project is supported and funded through the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Tipperary Education and Training Board.

Ideal candidates for the post should demonstrate flexibility, motivation and initiative, have excellent interpersonal, organisational, communication and facilitation skills, be able to engage young people in developmental group work and to build, lead and develop a volunteer team. The successful candidate will be committed to working in partnership with young people, local adults and allied professionals and will be a strong team player. They must have at least 1 year’s (ideally 2 years’) professional experience of working directly with young people and a recognised qualification in Youth and Community Work or related discipline.

To apply please visit for information on recruitment and contact for a job description and submission of Curriculum Vitae.

Closing date for submission of Curriculum Vitae is 5pm Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

Short-listing will apply. Interviews will take place on 29th March.

Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service is an equal opportunities employer.

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