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County Kildare LEADER Partnership:

Youth Employment Support Worker

County Kildare LEADER Partnership

Youth Employment Support Worker

County Kildare LEADER Partnership is seeking an experienced Employment Support Worker to work with young unemployed people in County Kildare under the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP). Due to the demands on the SICAP Youth Employment Service an additional post is being created for immediate implementation.

The Support Worker will work with young unemployed individuals aged 18 – 25 years on a 1:1 basis across County Kildare and will also be responsible for the establishment of group based training programmes for unemployed youth in locations where there is a demand. The delivery of group based programmes is supported by a steering group involving the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board, Kildare Youth Services and County Kildare Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC).

The successful candidate will have a relevant qualification in Youth Work, Community Work or adult guidance and have a minimum of 3 years recent experience working with young adults, preferably aged 18 -25 years. S/he will also have a good knowledge of issues affecting young people e.g. youth unemployment, drug prevention, anti-social behaviour, youth mental health, possess a knowledge of supports available locally to the young unemployed and have the ability to communicate with young people and understand appropriate youth work interventions.

S/he will be a self-starter, prepared to work flexibly and have a current full driving licence.

A full-time fixed term contract for a period up to 31 December 2022 will be offered to the successful candidate with salary at negotiable with experience. Garda vetting will apply to this position.

For full Job Description please email

Application should be submitted by email for the attention of the General / Social Inclusion Manager to:

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 22nd May 2020 at 5pm.

County Kildare LEADER Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

County Kildare LEADER Partnership

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
5th May, 2020
Co Kildare
Expiry Date
22nd May, 2020