0504 23426

Youth Work Ireland Tipperary Ability Programme: Project Assistant Worker

Aim of project

To support young people from Co Tipperary with a diagnosis of a disability in which their disability may impact their employ-ability, train-ability and 21st century skills. These young people are furthest from the labour market and are experiencing challenges socially, functionally and educationally. The key aim for the intended target group is to give young people an opportunity to develop practical and functional skills which enable them to participate fully in their communities. The main focus of the work is to develop and implement interventions for young people (15-24) in need of employability support, who have; a diagnosis of ASD, a mental health condition, a learning disability or Hidden disability.

Purpose of role

The Ability Project Assistant Worker will be responsible for supporting the Project Co-Ordinator and Project Worker in the programme. The worker will also play a key role in the referral processes, recruitment of participants, assessment and exit strategies. They will where necessary provide one to one mentorship, support and individualized coaching to the participants on this scheme, utilizing a youth work approach. They will also be a vital link between the young person and the employer. They will be involved in building an awareness of the Ability project across all relevant stakeholders (including employers). They will be responsible for all promotional material and administration of programme.

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Further details and Job Application for this position are available from josephine.shortt@youthworktipperary.ie or phone 0504 23426

The closing date is 2nd November 2018.


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