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Youth Justice Worker, Clonmel Youth Diversion Project

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Waterford & South Tipperary Community Youth Service
WSTCYS is a community-based youth organisation which places active youth participation, volunteerism and community development at the heart of our ethos

As part of a significant expansion of our Youth Justice response under the Youth Justice Strategy 2021 – 2027, we are looking for motivated people with energy, initiative and a young-person centred approach to join our growing YDP staff team across our region. Applications are now invited for the post of;

Youth Justice Worker, Clonmel Youth Diversion Project

(Full – Time)

In this post, you will join our team of staff and volunteers in the Clonmel Youth Diversion Project. The catchment area of this YDP is Clonmel and surrounding areas.

The aim of the CYD Project is to respond to the needs of unattached young people aged 12 to 18 years who are involved in and/or at risk of criminal or anti-social behaviour in their catchment areas. The purpose of YDPs is to assess the needs, risks and strengths of the target group, to engage them in a process of learning and development that will enable them to critically examine their own offending and to support them to make positive lifestyle choices that will protect them from involvement in criminal, harmful or socially unacceptable behaviours.

Working closely with other WSTCYS staff on the ground, the Youth Justice Worker will deliver effective youth justice work through a range of individualised interventions and youth work programmes, developing and extending existing responses (including after hours and some weekend contact) and increasing the level of participation in the Project of young people, volunteers, the wider community and other stakeholders. This includes building effective working relationships with locally based youth and community groups and relevant statutory services towards realising a holistic “wrap around” response to the needs of children and young people at risk in their specific family and community context. This collaborative approach lies at the heart of the YJ Strategy.

Funded through the European Social Fund Plus, this post will have a particular focus on delivering work in the context of:

  • Improving the prospects of sustainable employment by identifying pathways with individual participants towards the labour market
  • Enabling participants to access further and second chance education and training opportunities
  • Promoting acceptance of diversity in the workplace

Ideal candidates for these posts should demonstrate flexibility, motivation and initiative, have excellent interpersonal, organisational, communication and facilitation skills, be strong team players and be committed to creating with others participatory and effective responses to young people’s needs and interests. 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. Understanding of the principles, practices and working methods associated with youth justice work would be an advantage. Candidates must hold a full clean Drivers Licence and have own transport.

Please visit www.wstcys.ie for information on recruitment. Please forward applications in the form of a C.V. to jobs@wstcys.ie Closing date for return of Cover Letter and C.V by e-mail is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 2nd May, 2024. Short-listing will apply and a panel may be formed for future vacancies

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

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This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union”.

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