Job Vacancy


Clare Youth Service

Clare Youth Service, a voluntary youth work organisation, is the leading provider of youth work programmes and services to young people in the county. As part of the ongoing development of the organisation, applications are
invited from suitably qualified persons for the posts of:

Youth Worker – Kilrush 38.5 hours
The successful applicant will be involved in face-to-face work, in-person and online, with young people who are more “at risk”. They will be responsible for the design and implementation of programmes to meet young people’s needs. Enthusiasm, an ability to think and work independently in creative ways, experience in outreach work, including digital youth work, and the ability to prepare and write reports, are essential requirements.

Youth Worker – Ennis & other areas in Shannon region 38.5 hours To December 31st.
The successful candidate will be an experienced, dynamic and committed individual who will deliver the work plan of this project. This post involves significant work on evenings and weekends including outreach in Ennis and other areas in the wider Shannon region.

Youth Worker – Clare Comhairle na nÓg 16 hours
The successful candidate will be a dynamic and committed individual who will be responsible for recruitment and the delivery of activities and programmes to young people aged 13 to 17 years.

Candidates for all positions will possess:

  • A Youth Work or similar relevant third-level qualification
  • A proven ability and commitment to devising, delivering and evaluating innovative and effective approaches and programmes to reach and engage young people
  • Experience of, and the ability, to engage young people in an outreach setting
  • Ability to deliver a blended programme – (online and in-person)
  • Ability to work effectively with young people displaying challenging behaviour

All posts involve significant work on evenings and weekends. Posts are subject to ongoing funding

Closing date for all applications is 23/09/2021

Applications and Job descriptions are available from : Please specify the position for which you are applying.

Completed application forms should be returned to the same e-mail address by: 4.30p.m. Thursday 23rd Sept 2021 Application by e-mail only.

Clare Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity. Appointment is subject to Garda Vetting. Short listing will apply.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. A panel may be formed from this process from which future sessional or part-time posts may be filled.

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