Addiction Youth Worker, 3-day week (21hrs), Wicklow Child & Family Project
This position is a fixed term contract to year end (December 2023) and, if successful, will be mainstreamed on the HSE SLA process (January 2024 to end December 2024). The role is funded directly through “ECRDATF and HSE Addiction Services”.
County Wicklow Community Partnership CLG is a Local Development Company that delivers a range of social inclusion, enterprise, family support, employment and community development programmes for individuals and communities in County Wicklow.
The Wicklow Child & Family Project provides a community-based family support service to local families in Wicklow Town and surrounding areas. The Wicklow Child & Family Project is funded through Tusla Child and Family Agency.
The role of the Addiction Youth Worker is to provide support that improves the quality of life for young people living in the Wicklow area, while promoting the personal, social, and educational development of young people and their families always keeping the young person at the forefront of the work.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have excellent interpersonal skills, can work as part of a team and a commitment to working in partnership with statutory, voluntary and community bodies.
Qualifications / Experience: The ideal Candidate must possess:
A recognised level 8 in Applied Social Studies (Social Care) and a relevant qualification in Addiction Studies
Ability to provide evidence informed brief goal focused interventions to young people.
At least 4 years’ experience working in social care and addiction and knowledge of family support work.
Car owner with full clean driving licence
The Addiction Youth Worker will be employed in a part-time capacity (21 hours per week).
Obtaining garda vetting ‘without issue’ for this role is mandatory. The successful candidate is required to serve a probationary six-month period. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Short-listing of candidates may apply.
Application by completion and submission of CWP application form accompanied by a cover letter.
Only applications made on the official form will be considered.
A Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted as a valid application.
Application Form and Job Description can be requested by emailing: email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Wednesday the 12th April 2023
Completed application form and cover letter to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Canvassing in any form will disqualify.
County Wicklow Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.