Vacancies

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Recruitment: Training and Development Youth Worker

This post is funded by The Executive Office Central Good Relations Fund for a fixed term until 31 March 2020 with a possible extension subject to the availability of funding.

  • (a)        To contribute to the development of Youth Link through the implementation of Youth Link’s Strategic Plan.

(b)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of the Common Good Community Encounters Project and ensure the project aims, objectives and outcomes are successfully met.

(c)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of a suite of community relations, good relations, active citizenship and youth work programmes for young people, young adults and youth workers.

(d)       To work in partnership with church and community youth groups, and schools within urban socio-economically disadvantaged and / or interface areas.

(e)        To ensure that the delivery of programmes is based on a Christian understanding of society and facilitates growth and understanding in areas including the testing of values and beliefs, spiritual formation, skills development, understanding and appreciation of the principles of equity, diversity and interdependence.

  • Main Responsibilities:

(a)        To implement areas of work as agreed by the Youth Link Council and in keeping with the organisation’s operational plan.

(b)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of the Common Good Community Encounters Project including:

  • Supporting 24 young people (16-24 years) in social justice skills training and experiential learning;
  • Supporting 24 young people to implement local cross-community peace-building initiatives; and
  • Organising a residential and community-based events.

(c)        To deliver and assist in the co-ordination of a suite of community relations, good relations, active citizenship and youth work programmes for young people, young adults, youth workers,and parents & community leaders with responsibility for supporting participants.

(d)       To work in partnership with church and community youth groups, schools, within urban socio-economically disadvantaged and / or interface areas.

(e)        To work collaboratively with project partners (including Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland; local churches, schools and / or community-based youth groups).

(f)        To be a key member of a team of staff and volunteers involved:

  • in the design, planning, delivery and evaluation of training programmes for young people, young adults and youth practitioners within the areas of community relations, good relations, education for citizenship and youth work within the church youth sector.

(g)        To develop partnerships with Diocesan Youth Officers, Church Youth Officers, full-time and part-time youth and community workers, community relations networks, volunteers and all who may be involved with the personal and social development of young people and young adults.

(h)        To represent Youth Link effectively within and beyond Youth Service and the Churches and to promote the services and resources of the organisation.

(i)         To work within the ethos of Youth Link and embrace the Christian vision of Churches working together to develop excellence in youth work and ministry, and to promote equity, diversity and interdependence.

(j)         To work as part of a team of staff and volunteers and to contribute to the ongoing strategic and operational development of the organisation.

(k)        To maintain efficient records, reports and recordings on agreed work programmes and document developmental case studies of best practice; participate in regular supervision meetings with the Project Coordinator and undertake appropriate in-service training.

(l)         To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post and agreed by the Director of Youth Link.

Note:   The preferred candidate will be offered the post subject to completion of a pre-employment check, carried out through Access NI, receipt of satisfactory references, and ratification by Youth Link Council.

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Closing Date for Receipt of Completed Application Forms:

Monday 17 June 2019 @ 10.00 AM

NB:  Applications submitted by e-mail to Helen@youthlink.org.uk will be accepted; however a signed and dated hard copy must also be provided by short listed applicants at interview stage.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing Monday 17 June 2019.

June 2019 at 10.00 am.

 

CHAPLAIN – Wilson’s Hospital School Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath

Wilson’s Hospital School invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Chaplain to take effect from 1stSeptember 2019. The school is a Church of Ireland Voluntary Secondary School under the trusteeship of the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of Ireland.  The school is a co-educational boarding and day school with an enrolment of 410 students, 231 of which are boarding students.

This can be a residential position and further duties from the Boarding School and/or Day School may be included dependent on candidate.

Ordination is not a requirement but may be an advantage.Job Description and Application Form may be obtained by emailing vacancies@whs.ie

Completed Application Form and 3 copies should be submitted in hard copy to:

The Principal & Warden

Wilson’s Hospital School

Multyfarnham

Co Westmeath

N91 AX97

 

No later than 5.00 pm on Monday 24thJune 2019

Short listing may apply.

Interviews for the above are provisionally scheduled for early July.

The school is an equal opportunities employer.

YOUTH LEADER WANTED

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YOUTH LEADER WANTED

St. Patrick’s is an outward-looking church, with a passion for combining tradition with worship that is relevant and challenging. We are a member of the Church of Ireland but welcome other denominations and backgrounds.

St. Patrick’s youth group meets fortnightly on a Saturday night. Currently, the ministry is aimed at creating a social space for young people in and outside the church, but in the future we would like to develop it in a more faith-based direction. On alternate weeks, we combine our youth ministry with ‘Young Life’, a Christian outreach ministry led by members of several local churches, which revolves around music, games, and a short talk on Christian faith. We also hold regular youth services in conjunction with other local churches.

Our vision is for a youth ministry that both effectively reaches those outside the church, and also brings young people who have grown up in the church into an ongoing relationship with Christ and the church. We want to pass on to the next generation the challenge and adventure of following the Christian way in today’s world.

Person spec:

We are looking for a motivated individual with a mature, passionate Christian faith, a vision for youth ministry, and experience of volunteering or working within a church youth group. We are clear that youth ministry is not ‘babysitting’ but is part of the discipleship of the wider church. The ideal candidate would be able to communicate their faith naturally to young people, would connect well with a range of age-groups, and would facilitate us in developing a long-term mission strategy for our parish youth ministry. The new youth leader would need to work well with parents and volunteers, in order to create an environment where young people feel welcomed, cared for and nurtured in their faith.

Practicalities:

This role is on a part-time basis of 10 hours a week, with a starting salary of €16 an hour.

If interested, please email stpatricksparish@eircom.net, or contact the rector directly davidsmungavin@gmail.com