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Youth Advocates

Youth Advocate Programmes IrelandNationwide€14.71 per hourPart-time

YAP Ireland are looking for male and female advocates to work in communities Nationwide providing one-to-one service to Young People and Families for up to 15 hours per week.  YAP advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference to the lives of Young People. Full Training Provided.

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 


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. 
  • 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. 

Only completed application forms will be accepted, CVs will NOT be accepted. If sufficient 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 2019 & 2020. N.B. If you are short-listed you will need to be available for first stage interview between 12th & 14th March 2019 and for second stage interview between 26th & 28th March 2019. There is also a 5-day training programme that will commence in April 2019.

The closing date for applications is Sunday the 24th of February 2019

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