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Youth Advocates - North and Midlands

Youth Advocate Programmes IrelandNationwide€14.71 per hourPart-time

YAP Ireland are looking for male and female advocates to work in YOUR community:

Applications are being sought from 

  • Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan 
  • Midlands area: Longford, Westmeath Laois & Offaly

YAP advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference to the lives of Young People. The training and experience we provide also opens-up opportunities for advocates to become skilled and experienced at working within their community in a strengths-based way.

About us: YAP Ireland is a registered charity that provides a needs-led, family support service which uses a strengths-based approach to improve the lives of young people and their families in their community.  

The Role of the Advocate:

To provide a one-to-one service to Young People and Families for up to 15 hours per week (€14.71 PER HOUR)

To build a trusting relationship with young people & parents /carers.

To work with young people and families to achieve their goals. To identify and link young people and families with the appropriate community supports. To support young person to identify their interests and support parent with parenting.

Advocates Requirements:

You need to be:

A good listener and a positive role model

Available for flexible working hours, evenings and weekends

Interested in your community and want to make a difference

Have a full driving license and access to your own transport 

Advocates report to Team Leaders and with their support develop a strengths-based, needs-led Individual Service Plan (ISP) with the young person and family

Advocates are required to attend fortnightly supervisions and monthly team meetings


For further information and to apply please select APPLY NOW and you will be directed to the application form.


Closing date for receipt of applications is: 12/07/2020.

Only completed application forms will be accepted, CVs will NOT be accepted. If enough applications are received before the closing date, these vacancies may close early. 

Full Training will be provided.

Successful applicants will form a panel for consideration throughout 2020. 

N.B. If you are short-listed you will need to be available for first stage interview between the 4th and 6th of August 2020. This Group interview will be conducted over ZOOM Video Conferencing- if you are new to ZOOM, we can help you with this. This interview lasts about 90 minutes and is based on group discussion.

And for second stage interview which will be face to face between the 18th and 25th of August 2020. 

There is also a training programme that will commence in September 2020 that will be delivered over ZOOM Video conferencing and some face to face sessions. 

Face to Face Interviews and Training will take place in YAP Ireland, 2nd Floor, Office 4, Bridge Street Resource & Community Centre, Bridge Street, Cavan- (For Cavan Monaghan Candidates)


YAP Ireland, 1 Brews Hill, Navan, Co. Meath, (for Louth and Meath Candidates)


YAP Ireland, Unit 15, Ballybane Enterprise Centre, Ballybane, Galway (For Midlands and Mayo candidates)

The closing date for applications is Sunday the 12th of July 2020

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