Addiction Youth Worker – Full time – fixed term 1 year
This position is a fixed term contract for 1 year and, if successful, will be mainstreamed on the HSE SLA process. 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 experiencing issues with substance misuse. This will be achieved by direct 1:1 work with the young person or group work to promote the personal, social, and educational development of young people.
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:
They must have at least 2 year’s professional experience of working directly with young people and a recognised qualification in Social Care, Youth and Community Work or related discipline.
Understand the issues relating to alcohol and drug use and experience of client work in this area.
Ability to provide evidence informed brief goal focused interventions to young people.
Car owner with full clean driving licence
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Friday the 28th July 2023
Completed application form and cover letter to be emailed to email@example.com
Canvassing in any form will disqualify.
County Wicklow Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.