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Youth Advocates - Waterford

Youth Advocate Programmes IrelandWaterford€14.71 per hourPart-time

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland Vacancies: Advocates – Fixed Purpose Contracts

YAP Ireland is looking for male and female advocates to work in YOUR community.

We invite applications from Cork City and all areas of Cork County including North Cork, East Cork, West Cork Limerick City & County, Clare, North Tipperary, Waterford City & County, and all areas of Wexford.

Be Part of Creating Real Change for Young People and Families.

YAP Advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference in the lives of Young People and Families. We welcome applicants with relevant life experience through raising your own family, volunteering and you do not have to have a qualification.

We provide training and experience that creates opportunities for advocates to become skilled and experienced at working with young people and families within their community in a strengths-based way.

“Great support for this young person and helped to build capacity to get out into the community” – TUSLA Social Worker

“It`s getting my son out. He's starting to socialise. It gives him a break away from the home and time to do his own little thing. He loves going with his Advocate.” - Parent

“YAP is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” – Young Person

About us:

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

Please see our website for lots more information about our amazing work.

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 people to identify their interests and support parents/carers with parenting.

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 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 are required to attend fortnightly supervisions and monthly team meetings


For further information and to apply click APPLY NOW to go to our website and use the code (SOU0122).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18th January 2022: 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 2022.

N.B. If you are short-listed you will need to be available for a first-stage interview between 1st and 4th Feb 2022.

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 the second stage interview which will be face to face between the 18th and 23rd February

There is a training programme that you will need to attend, this will be delivered over ZOOM Video conferencing and some face to face sessions in March 2022

Venue of Face to Face Interviews and Training to be confirmed.

The closing date for applications is Thursday the 20th of January 2022

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