Youth Diversion Practitioner – Family Support - Tullamore

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

Job Description

The position is co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Irish Government through the Department of Justice in conjunction with An Garda Síochána. 

Garda Youth Diversion Projects are Community based, multi-agency youth crime prevention initiatives which primarily seek to divert young people who have been involved in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour by providing suitable activities to facilitate personal development, promote civic responsibility and improve long term employability prospects.

Reporting to the Project Co-ordinator, the successful candidate will have experience in a position working with families, targeting young people at risk, and will work in The FUSION Project, Tullamore.

Experience in non formal and formal education methodologies as well as training in cross sector intervention tools for behaviour, conflict management and community work are beneficial.   Previous experience in the area of Family Support, working with young people at risk of crime, in a youth or community work setting is preferable.


The successful candidates for both projects will demonstrate ability to collaborate with local community and agency groups with at least 3 years work experience in a Youth Work related setting.  These persons will also have a 3rd level qualification in Youth Work or a similar discipline, a proven track record in group work & facilitation and developing, delivering, and evaluating programmes using logic model as a planning tool.  Experience of interagency working and a full driving licence and use of own car is required.   Candidates must possess strong IT Literacy and be open to ongoing CPD as part of the role.

Applicants must apply in the following format;

Submit a cover letter outlining suitability for the post with a comprehensive CV along with confirmation of Drivers Licence status, own car and flexibility for hours of work

KEY Competencies

High IT Literacy, Family Support or Adolescent Support, Organisational Skills, Community Development, Youth Work and / or Social Care understanding and practice