OG Job Vacancy

Youth Work Ireland: Our Generation Youth Worker (Full-time)
(Areas of Work: To work in various location across the counties of Cavan & Monaghan) Ref: YWI012020 02 (Peace IV Regional – Building Peace through Emotional Resilience)

Title: Our Generation Youth Worker f/t (building peace through emotional resilience with young people)

Responsible to: Our Generation Coordinator
Links to: Youth Workers & partner organisations
Timescale: Sep 2021 – Dec 2022
Location: To be agreed, possibility to complete admin duties from home

Project: ‘Our Generation’
Funder: SEUPB - Building Positive Relations at the Regional Level: Peace IV
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: YWI Development Officer Grade 1 – Point 1>>

Description of Project
‘Our Generation’ is a new, regional cross border, cross community initiative to building peace through emotional resilience across NI and the border regions of Ireland resulting in meaningful, purposeful and sustained contact between children and young people from different communities. Our Generation builds a renewed, confident and hopeful society, conveying a light on what is possible as individuals, communities and as a wider society. This initiative is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

YWI targets and deliverables:
Our Generation programme staff includes a team of one coordinator, two youth workers and one part-time administrator who will work together on:

  • Delivery of the Be Well programme to build resilience and address the anxiety issues of young people aged 14 – 25. Details of Be Well Programme here>>
  • The delivery of the YES (Youth Empowerment in Sexual Health) to volunteers, youth leaders and young people Details of YES Project here>>:
  • The delivery of The Youth Fund to young people to work together to identify and implement (in 5 groups), social actions projects for change in their community. Details of the Youth Fund programme here>> 

Please see Job Description linked here>>

To apply: please send a current resume and cover letter describing your interest and suitability for this position to by 5pm on Tuesday the 7th of September.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified of interview by COB Wednesday the 8th of September.

Please note interviews for this post will be held on Monday the 13th of September via Zoom. Also note, at interview applicants will be asked to present a short (5 mins) excerpt of a session from a manualised youth work programme pack. Applicants may present from any pack or programme that they are familiar with.