Amber Women’s Refuge are recruiting for a Child and Youth Development Worker

Amber Womens Refuge CLG invites applications for the following position:

Child and Youth Development Worker Full time (39 hrs)- Permanent position

Amber Womens Refuge, is a long-established organisation working to empower women and children of all cultures and backgrounds to live abuse-free lives. As a specialist domestic abuse service our professional team works alongside others to safeguard women and children against domestic abuse, including coercive control. We provide safe, supportive, client centred services, from early intervention to recovery, both in the community and at the refuge. Our core values are those of empowerment, respect, diversity & inclusion, social justice, and integrity & transparency.

The purpose of this post is:
•To provide primary support through the development of support plans and interventions, responding to the unique needs of children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse. To spearhead service development initiatives, where the person will design and implement targeted programmes and interventions to support children and young people. To increase the capacity of the services provided by Amber Women’s Refuge to children and young people.

Essential Qualifications:
•A third-level degree in Youth Work, Social Care, Youth and Community Work, or other relevant field related to working with children and young people.

Experience Requirements:
•An experienced professional with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a role(s), directly related to working with children and young people using evidence-based methods of engagement.
•Demonstrated experience in spearheading service development initiatives, including the creation and execution of programmes and interventions designed to support children and young people at risk or impacted by domestic violence.
•Demonstrated experience of working collaboratively with social workers, community services and other key stakeholders to develop a referral pathway for children and young people to respond to identified needs and risk of domestic violence.
•Demonstrated experience of creativity, resourcefulness and of using professional relationship building skills to engage with children and young people to improve outcomes for them.
•Demonstrated experience of competence in designing, managing, and implementing tailored support plans and interventions with children and young people in response to needs and risks.
•Direct experience working with children and young people at risk, both one-on-one and in group settings.
Work Flexibility and Other Requirements:
•Must be flexible to work outside of standard office hours, including weekends, to meet the evolving needs of our services.
•A full, clean drivers license and access to own vehicle are essential for this role.

Application Note: When applying, please ensure to highlight that you hold a full clean driving license and the availability of your own car for work purposes. Letter of application and Curriculum Vitae to: Jean Murphy (Assistant Manager) via [email protected]

Further information available on request to above email only. Please request Job Description for more details of the role and responsibilities.

Closing date for receipt of CV applications: Friday 28th of June 2024 by COB 5pm. Interviews to take place: Tuesday 23rd of July 2024.
Short listing will apply. We will only contact candidates who have been shortlisted for interview.