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Limerick Youth Service has opportunities available:

Limerick youth Service is currently seeking two pre-accredited counsellors to work with parents of young people engaging with the organisation and staff members.

Purpose:

To undertake specialised clinical assessments and other types of counselling interventions with individual clients, carers, families, as appropriate; It is designed to allow appropriately, qualified and supervised counsellors working towards full accreditation the opportunity to develop and practise their skills within the context of the service as they work towards completion of full accreditation.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Pre-accredited, working towards full Accreditation IACP/IAHIP. Counsellors/Psychotherapists that have qualified to Diploma level and qualify for Pre-Accreditation.
  • Proven level of experience in counselling adults, to be able to offer 1-2-1 support to parents of young people that are engaging with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team (MHWT) of Limerick Youth Service.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Openness to working with a diverse range of young people
  • Capable of working as part of a team
  • Pre-assessment would take place to see if the placement therapist is suitable for the clients that are presenting issues to the service.
  • Car desirable

For an application form and full description please click below:

counsellor-placement-application-form   application-for-employment

Please return completed forms in the strictest of confidence to:

HR Dept, Limerick Youth Service, 5 Lwr Glentworth St, Limerick or  to: sineadn@limerickyouthservice.org

Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st, May 2017

                         Limerick Youth Service is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity

(A panel may be formed from this recruitment process which will expire after 1 year) 

Garda vetting will apply

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 25 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.

3 x Cleaner/Project Assistant in City Centre Youth Resource & Training Centre

Working as part of a small team to ensure that all areas of the Limerick Youth Service Youth Resource & Training Space.

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

2 x Youth Work Assistant City Centre based youth café

Working directly with young people, staff and volunteers, the suitable candidate(s) will support the delivery of youth work in Lava Javas Youth Café.

The successful candidate(s) will:

  • work with other staff in running /supervising various youth work programmes and events
  • organise activity schedules in conjunction with youth workers
  • work with youth work staff, volunteers to plan  creative programmes for young people, designed to promote their personal development and training.
  • Undertake basic weekly project administration and produce a monthly work report
  • Take part in team meetings, planning and evaluation with staff and volunteers
  • Maintain project resources / equipment
  •  Take part in fundraising events and training or residential  trips

Hours of work: Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday afternoon and 3-4 hrs doing planning/admin or other duties as assigned.

1 x Administration Assistant 

Working as part of an admiration team the successful candidate will:

  • maintain and update trainee databases
  • process orders for projects
  • maintain and update volunteer filing systems
  • deal with queries regarding Limerick Youth Service
  • collate trainee attendance sheets for weekly allowances
  • General Correspondence

The role will also involve reception duties including:

  • operating switchboard, logging and relaying messages
  • dealing with internal and external enquiries
  • operate office equipment e.g. photocopier, printers, laminator, binding machine, guillotine and fax machine
  • have knowledge and experience of all MS applications

Hours of work:  1-5 Monday to Thursday 1-4:30 Friday

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)

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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