Youth Development Officer – South West Region

    Reference No:   YDOSW0118
    Location:   2 Tuckey Street, Cork with travel throughout Cork and Kerry
    Duration:   Permanent, Full Time
    Hours:   37.5 hours per week which will include some evening and weekend work
    Published:   05 January 2018
    Closing Date:   4pm Friday 19 January 2018

    The prime purpose of the role is to promote and support the SVP Youth Development Programme in the South West Region through various models of engagement; primarily through the support and development of Young SVP Conferences in schools and 3rd level institutions.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • 3rd level qualification in Youth Work, Education or equivalent area,
    • Training in group facilitation and learning with young people,
    • Has an understanding of the SVP, its structure, work and ethos,
    • Has a knowledge of the background to social issues, social policy and social services,
    • Has a minimum of 3 years’ full time post qualifying experience of working with and using active learning methodologies with young people in group settings,
    • A team worker with an ability to prioritise tasks and to work well under pressure,
    • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of record keeping and databases,
    • Has experience of working in statutory / voluntary / community settings,
    • Has skills in group facilitation,
    • Has skills in event management,
    • Has presentation skills and skills in public speaking,
    • Enjoys working with young people and is passionate about social justice,
    • Is persistent at carrying out tasks, is flexible and adaptable and is capable of working on a lot of self-motivation,
    • Can develop clear plans and goals as well as tracking mechanisms to pinpoint progress,
    • Flexible and enthusiastic and resourceful,
    • Enjoy being part of a progressive and energetic team.
    • The post holder will be required to hold a full clean Irish/ EU driving licence and to have access to a car which can be used for work.
     If you meet these requirements and have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations please fill out the attached job application form.

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.
    SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

    How to Apply

    If you wish to apply, please download and complete the application form. CVs will not be accepted


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