Relief Youth Support Workers Bray Youth Services (Closing date 02.02.24)

  • Contractor
  • Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Crosscare profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Position Title: Relief Youth Worker; Bray Youth Service

The Employer

Crosscare is the social care agency of the Dublin Diocese and is a registered charity.

Crosscare delivers services with a servant leadership ethos. Crosscare’s Homeless, Youth, Information and Advocacy Teams support those most in need with Love, Respect and Excellence.

Crosscare exists to support people and families when they face difficult challenges in life and when they find it hard to get the help they need. Crosscare focuses on helping people when they need it most or when they can’t find support anywhere else.

Location: Bray Youth Service

Work Schedule: You will be placed on a Relief Panel and may on occasion be asked to provide cover for short or longer term planned absence such as covering annual leave, training, sick leave or unexpected absence. Crosscare will endeavour to give as much notice as possible prior to contacting you for work.

Contract: 2 years

Salary: €14.85 per hour

Reporting to: Youth Service Manager

The Role

Candidates will provide suitable youth work interventions and programmes to facilitate personal development, promote pro social behaviour and improve long term prospects for young people. They will cover groups in different centres with a youth worker and complete tasks as required (by the Youth Service Project Workers and by Manager/Team Leader).

General Responsibilities

  • To develop and maintain positive relationships with young people and provide a service to them.
  • To work effectively as part of a team with the different youth workers in each area and being open to reasonable requests from Youth Workers/Youth Service Manager in order to ensure effective working relationships.
  • To work within the policies of Crosscare and the standard operating procedures of the project.
  • To engage young people in a youth work process.
  • To work with the youth worker to prepare for workshops & clean up afterwards.
  • To evaluate workshops/activities with the youth worker.
  • To work within the ethos and values of Crosscare.
  • To attend training relevant to the work.
  • To attend supervision with an assigned staff member.
  • To carry out any other duties assigned by your line manager.


Qualification/Skills Required:

  • Be in possession of/ be midway working towards a relevant 3rd Level qualification in Youth Work or equivalent.
  • Some experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, ideally within a youth work setting.

Personal Skills

  • A commitment to social justice and to treating people with dignity and respect.
  • An understanding of the principles of teamwork and the ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Enjoys working with young people.
  • Excellent communication skills; open-minded, approachable, friendly, and non-threatening.
  • Creative, flexible in responding to the needs of young people.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Facilitation and group work skills
  • Empathy and understanding.
  • Resilient a can-do attitude.


  • Have an understanding of the work of Crosscare’s Youth Services.
  • Have an understanding of the National Policy Framework for Youth Work, in particular The Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures Policy Framework and the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF).


  • Training and Development Programmes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Digital Doctor Service

In Crosscare, we approach our work with an attitude of service, showinglove, care and kindness in all interactions with others. We treat people with a level of respect they will remember long after our service and support have been received. We strive for excellence in everything we do. Our clients, young people and service users deserve it.

Application Process: Please submit your CV and Cover Letter by following the application link below.

Closing date for applications is 2nd February 2024

Crosscare is an equal opportunities employer

Garda Vetting will apply to this role

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