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Limerick Youth Service has the following vacancies:

Limerick Youth Service Community Training Centre (LYS CTC) provides vocational training and education opportunities to meet the needs of young people aged 16 – 21 from the local area who have left school early i.e. before Leaving Certificate and who are unemployed.

Our Skills Development Programme is designed to enhance each learner’s opportunities to learn new skills and achieve the certification necessary for progression into employment, further training or continued education.  Delivering QQI Levels 3 & 4 training we are one of the main delivery mechanisms for the Foundation phase of YOUTHREACH

Community Training Centre’s – 34 across Ireland – are responsive to the role of ETBs in implementing National and Local Policy second chance education and training initiatives.

This provision is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board and co-funded by the Government of Ireland, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.

We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals for the position of:  General Manager (GM). 

The GM, under the direction of, and accountable to the CEO & Board of Limerick Youth Service will be responsible for the effective running of the CTC including, Budgets, Development and Delivery of Services, Staff Development and maintenance of positive Employee Relations etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Significant management experience – preferably in a similar educationally related field.
  • A recognised degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Strategic, business and financial planning experience.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Initiative and the ability to motivate and work effectively with the Board, staff (full and part time), learners, ETB and other key stakeholders.
  • An understanding of key issues and the role of agencies relating to early school leavers.
  • An understanding of QQI and Quality Assurance accreditation requirements.
  • IT skills.

How to apply:

To be considered eligible interested candidates must complete an application form and a cover letter.  For a full job description and application form please click:

Job Description: CTC General Manager  Application Form: LYS CTC

Completed applications can be returned by post/email to:

HR Department, Limerick Youth Service, Northside Youth Space, Ballynanty, Limerick

or e-mail: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

Closing date for applications is:  Monday 9th September 2019 by 5pm

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 16th September 2019

 (A shortlisting process will apply and a panel may be formed from this recruitment process from which future vacancies in the organization may be filled and will expire after 1 year) 

Canvassing will disqualify.

The successful candidate will be appointed subject to receiving the appropriate Garda clearance and satisfactory references.

Limerick Youth Service is an equal opportunities employer. 

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Limerick Youth Service has the following vacancies under the:

Community Employment Scheme.

You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-time Integration Option if:

You are aged 21 years or older and:

OR

You are aged 18 years and over and:

  • A member of the Traveller community, unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance for any period or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
  • Getting Disability AllowanceBlind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
  • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
  • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
  • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 12 months
  • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols
  • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

Part-Time Job Option

The CE Part-Time Job Option provides participants with part-time work placements for 1 year initially, with annually renewable contracts for another 2 years, subject to DSP approval and the availability of places and budget. This option is designed to give extended access to employment to older people who may have been unable to secure regular employment for some time.

You may qualify for participation in the CE Part-Time Job Option if:

You are aged 35 years or older and you:

  • Have been getting any combination of the following payments: Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Jobseeker’s Transitional payment (JST), One-Parent Family Payment (OFP), Widow’s, Deserted Wife’s Benefit, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension or Farm Assist for at least 3 years – see ‘Eligibility period’ below.
  • Getting Disability Allowance, Blind Person’s Pension or Invalidity Pension
  • Getting Illness Benefit for at least 6 months
  • An ex-offender who has been referred by the Probation Service or other designated service, or an ex-offender not referred by a designated service who has been getting JA or JB for 3 years

OR

You are 18 years of age or over and:

  • A member of the Traveller community getting Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance or One-Parent Family Payment for at least 1 year
  • A refugee authenticated by the Department of Justice and Equality (Garda Registration Certificate with Stamp 4) and getting a social welfare payment
  • Referred following an appropriate assessment according to the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework protocols’
  • Living on one of the offshore islands and currently in receipt of a CE-qualifying payment for 6 months or more

Eligibility period

In general, the eligibility period is 1 year for the Part-time Integration Option and 3 years for the Part-time Job Option.

  • If you were getting Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) prior to receiving Jobseeker’s Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, One-Parent Family Payment, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Contributory Pension, Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension, Deserted Wife’s Benefit or Farm Assist, this time on SWA can also count towards the CE-qualifying period provided there are no breaks between different payments.
  • If you were getting Carer’s Allowance this can also count towards the eligibility period but your caring responsibilities must have ceased and you must currently be getting either JA, JB. JST or OFP.
  • Those getting JB or JA are allowed a maximum of 30 worked days in each of the qualifying years before starting a CE scheme when assessing eligibility.
  • Time spent on one of the above disability payments can count towards the eligibility period, provided there is no break, for example, 3 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 9 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance or 12 months on Illness Benefit followed immediately by 24 months on Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • Time spent on CE no longer counts towards continued time on CE for new participants who start on or after 8 October 2012
  • Generally, time spent on Tús, Gateway, Rural Social Scheme, JobBridge, Back to Education Allowance or Springboard will not count towards the eligibility period. There are some exceptions and you can read more about these and the other eligibility requirements for the Part-time Integration Option and thePart-time Job Option on welfare.ie.

Cleaner/Project Assistant in Community Training Centre

Working as part of a small team to ensure that all areas of the Limerick Youth Service’s Community Training Centre

Duties include:

  • hoovering, operating scrubber/dryer, buffer and fax machine, deck scrubbing/mopping floors, cleaning toilets, offices and classrooms
  • occasionally assist in one of our food projects:  kitchen, coffee bar, deli/bakery, deli/bakery counter, trainee canteen
  • assist with other youth projects supporting youth workers/instructors with the supervision of activities with young people.

Hours of work: 1:30 – 5:30 (Monday – Thursday)   12-3:30 Friday

To assist in the provision of various programmes to young people aged 10-18 years.

Key Areas of Work:

  • Work directly with young people on various project programmes e.g. creative, sport, educational, etc.
  • Organise and set up the activity areas (including project equipment) for group programmes i.e. kitchen area for food and activities, the hall and/or other rooms as required.
  • Support and direct the tutors, volunteers etc each evening with the group programmes.
  • Engage with various support personnel to facilitate a planned programme of activities for each group.
  • Assist members in carrying out various tasks, programmes and activities.
  • Engage with all members in order to develop a trusting relationship with them.
  • Take part in training offered.
  • Assist in additional activities during school holidays i.e. mid-term, Christmas, Easter and summer. From time to time activities may also take place over a weekend and may include a residential.
  • Complete admin as set out by the Coordinator e.g. Attendance Records, Facebook page, Newsletter, etc.
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Coordinator

Location: based at Rathkeale Youth Space with possible outreach to other Limerick Youth Service projects/youth spaces.

2 x Caretaker 

Working as part of a maintenance team the successful candidate will:

  • keep the perimeter of Limerick Youth Service buildings clean
  • be available for ‘odd jobs’ as and when they arise
  • collect recycled and food waste from projects adhering to waste management policy
  • mindful of Health and Safety and HACCP guidelines at all times
  • manual Handling
  • provide after-hours security when and if required
  • be able to identify requirements for proper upkeep of buildings
  • Ensure the exterior of LYS buildings are kept in good order
  • painting and decorating
  • have an ability to maintain high standards

Hours of work: 1:30 – 5:30 (Monday – Thursday)   12-3:30 Friday (occasional evening)

This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary and accredited training will be provided to support your career.

Duties include

  • Assist with the provision of various programmes for young people  (10-18yrs)
  • Organise, set up and tidy up activity areas, assist in the preparation of snacks and refreshments for young people
  • Assist with some light duties.
  • Engage with various support personnel to facilitate a planned programme of activities for each group.
  • Assist members in carrying out various tasks, programmes and activities.
  • Engage with all members in order to develop a trusting relationship with them.
  • (This is a maternity cover position)

Location: based at Rathkeale Youth Space with possible outreach to other Limerick Youth Service projects/youth spaces.

For further information on the Community Employment Scheme please contact Eilish O’Riordan at eilishor@limerickyouthservice.org or call 061-412444

Contact Information

Limerick Youth Service
5 Lower Glentworth Street
Limerick, Rep. of Ireland

Office Hours:
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: +353 (0)61 412 444
Fax: +353 (0)61 412 795
email: lys@limerickyouthservice.com


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