Respite / Session Field Guides – Active Connections CLG

Active Connections Ireland leading adventure based mentoring provider are recruiting for a sessional/respite worker to join their team in West Cork, Cork City, Kerry, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow/Laois. Our field staff come from all walks of life with a vast array of backgrounds, talents and experience, and are united by a sincere interest in growth and development of others.

We need professionals who are compassionate and articulate and who can convert the Active Connections CLG experience into a life lesson. Previous experience working with at risk adolescents. Communication skills including active listening, giving and receiving feedback and clearly conveying expectations are important skills for instructors. Staff will receive training, supervision and a competitive hourly rate + fuel/activity funds.

General Key Responsibilities:
To work directly with young people referred by Tusla, generally staff 1:1 with young people.
To schedule programmes of work and projects in partnership with CEO;
To develop and maintain a good working relationship with referrers and careers of young people;
To establish and maintain an effective system of communications with CEO, referrer and careers;
To produce session and review reports for the C.E.O;
To operate within the materials budget allocated;
Develop further the field guide for the area of operation
To ensure that all work done complies with both organisational and statutory health and safety regulations and legislation.
Any other duties commensurate with the post

Essential Criteria for Applicants:
Qualification in Social Care/Counselling/Psychotherapy or relevant qualification in this field.
An INSTRUCTOR level qualification in at least one outdoor sport
12 months’ post qualification experience working and supporting service users is a preference
Full Clean Driver’s License and use of own car
Experience of report writing (Desirable)
Children’s First Training (Desirable)
First aid qualification
An ability to work flexibly and in an innovative way

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