UBU Senior Youth Worker

  • Youth Work Ireland Midlands
  • Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland
  • 16/05/2024
Full time Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

This position is funded by Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion and Youth,  (DCEDIY)

Mirroring the overarching goals of UBU – Your Place Your Space, our youth projects “provide young person-centred, community-based and out-of-school youth services to young people in need of support” and “ensure that each layer of the governance structure adds value to the direct work with young people”.

The suitable candidate for this post will be posted in Tullamore Youth Project and tasked to deliver on the workplan agreed with Laois Offaly ETB and funded by the DCEDIY under the UBU Funding Scheme. 

You will be required to engage in direct work with young people utilising a detached youth work model as well as centre based and outreach methodologies.  Facilitate the active engagement and participation of young people in the ongoing planning, implementation and evaluation of the UBU Project.

Supported by a team of staff and volunteers, there will be cooperation and collaboration with a wide range of statutory agencies, community groups and other local projects to strengthen local systems for the delivery of services and supports to young people.

A full time role (39 hours) with Tuesday to Saturday service provision, in an afterschool / evening setting alongside administrative and individual work plans.

3 years experience minimum in a youth work setting minimum, plus a relevant 3rd level qualification and own transport.

KEY Competencies

High IT Literacy, Leadership, Organisational Skills, Funding Admin, Community Development, Youth Work and / or Social Care understanding and practice