Job: Youth Engagement Worker

Youth Engagement Worker Job Ad 2021

Job: Youth Engagement Worker

The post-holder will work with statutory, youth and community based organisations to promote and ensure uptake of health, school, education and employment services based in Banbridge and/or Craigavon areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess the needs of young people and plan and deliver programmes related to mental health & well-being, suicide & self-harm, resilience, relationship issues, sexual health, drugs and alcohol and coping with school & employment.
  • Recruit targeted individuals for programme participation.
  • Respond to individual requests for assistance by assessing service needs and providing information and referral services as appropriate.
  • Follow-up referrals in order to assess outcomes and provide additional services as required.
  • Maintain close professional relationships with external specialist service providers.
  • Promote the service incl. social media.
  • Use appropriate IT to maintain project and client records.
  • Organise and supervise Drop – In Facility and Diversionary Activities.

Essential Criteria:

  • 2 years experience of working with young people (11-25yrs) and relevant level 3 qualification.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting young people and their families.
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Good working knowledge of social media and MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email).
  • Ability to use own initiative/problem solving skills.
  • Experience of working to and meeting deadlines/targets.
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings/weekends.
  • Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle.

How to Apply:  Send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 17.00 hrs 7 May 2021