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Youth Worker

Temporary Part-Time Contract

Ref: YW/08/17

Location: Foyle Trust area, Strabane and Limavady Council Area
Hours:  21 hours per week
Salary:  £21,217 per annum (pro-rata)
Closing Date: Friday 25th August 2017 at 4pm
Contract Type: Temporary contract up to 12 months, with potential to extend pending funding

Women’s Aid is the lead agency offering advice, accommodation and support to women and children experiencing domestic violence in Northern Ireland. This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund through the Empowering Young People programme.

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Post Overview: – 

This post will provide you with the opportunity to contribute and make a difference to the development of a Childcare Support Service to children and young people who are experiencing or have suffered domestic abuse, by providing appropriate response to their safety and support needs.

Essential Criteria includes: –

  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in working with children and young people
  • At least a degree in Youth Work

Demonstrate experience in the following: –

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the current legislation when working with children and young people, particularly safeguarding
  • Demonstrate experience of facilitating group work programmes with young people
  • Relevant training in Child Protection/Safeguarding
  • Experience of project monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office and in report writing 

Desirable Criteria: – 

  • At least 3 years’ experience working with young people
  • Demonstrate experience in working in an environment with vulnerable adults, children and young people and providing practical support
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of issues young people living in domestic abuse situations will encounter
  • Relevant training in First Aid

The successful applicant must also be required to:

  • Pass the Enhanced Access NI Check
  • Availability to take part in an on-call rota
  • Work evening and weekends on a weekly basis as a requirement of this role and flexibility in working hours

You will have the ability to work flexibly as part of a team and to take responsibility for your own work with minimum supervision, whilst having the capacity to handle pressure and to be adaptable to changing demands. Working and travel to more than one site will be required to fulfil the demands of the post.

Please note: Candidates will initially be short-listed on essential criteria.  However, if there is a high volume of applicants, we will then proceed to the desirable criteria.

Application forms and further information may be obtained from our website:

Please email completed applications to or post to Foyle Women’s Aid, Pathways, 24 Pump Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6JG. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 25th August 2017
at 4pm. Applications made after this time will not be accepted.  CVs are not accepted.

Women’s Aid is a woman-only organisation and the lawful recruitment of a female(s) for the post(s) falls within exemption stated in Article 10 (2B & 2E) of Sex Discrimination (NI) Order 1976.

Women’s Aid is a registered charity, supporting Equal Opportunities Policies.
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