Youth Development Officer

    Reference No:   YDOSW0822
    Location:   South West Region, Ozanam House, 2 Tuckey Street, Cork
    Duration:   Permanent Full Time
    Hours:   37.5 hours per week
    Published:   02 August 2022
    Closing Date:   4PM Tuesday 16 August 2022

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Youth Development Officer to join our Regional Office team in Cork. The post holder will promote 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 have experience working young people in group settings, excellent facilitation skills and interpersonal skills.
    This is a great opportunity to join one of Ireland’s largest voluntary organisations and make a difference in your community.

    Why work with SVP?

    SVP Benefits
    23 days annual leave for all staff; Additional day’s leave at 5, 10, 15 & 20 years, with a cap of 27 annual leave days. Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7%.
    2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve) Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)
    Paid Sick Leave (following probation period with entitlement increasing with length of service) Education Support for job relevant courses
    Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service Employee Assistance Programme
    Life Assurance – four times annual salary Life Appreciation Recognition: Additional one-off 5 days annual leave allocated in year that 25-, 30-, 35- & 40-years’ service achieved, plus €250 voucher
    Christmas Voucher: €250 voucher for all staff (subject to terms of policy) Retirement: Staff with 10+ years’ service will receive a €250 voucher on retirement
    Hybrid/Flexible Working Available
    SVP support and embrace Flexible Working, including working from home, in line with the SVP Flexible Working Policy, where appropriate and subject to role requirements.
    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
    • Have a minimum of 3 years’ full time post qualified 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 database systems.
    • Has previous experience of working in statutory / voluntary / community settings
    • Excellent group facilitation skills.
    • Strong ability to manage events.
    • Strong presentation skills and skilled at public speaking.
    • Self-motivated with the ability to working on own as well as be a strong team contributor.
    • Proven ability to set own work plans with a progress tracking system in line with objectives set by line manager and National Youth Development strategy.
    • Enjoys working with young people and is passionate about social justice.
    Other Requirements
    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.
    SVP is a large, national, voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through its network of over 12,000 volunteers and 700 staff, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society. SVP employs people to support volunteers in a variety of settings including housing, community care, shops, administration and other specialist areas
    How to Apply:
    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 complete the online application.
    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.

    SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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