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Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2017 was launched on 2nd October
The remaining provisions of the Children First Act will also be commenced on the 11th of December 2017. These include mandatory reporting of child abuse and a legal obligation on organisations providing services to children to prepare and publish a Child Safeguarding Statement.
The obligations on mandated reporters will take effect immediately on the date of commencement (11th of Dec), while organisations will have three months from that date to comply with their obligations in relation to publishing a Child Safeguarding Statement. Resources are available from Tusla website http://www.tusla.ie/children-first/support-documents
Vacancy: Youth Pact Development Officer
YOUTHPACT is a regional project, led by Co-operation Ireland in partnership with the Ulster University, Pobal and the National Youth Council of Ireland. As part of this project, the National Youth Council of Ireland is now recruiting for the following post:
Development Officer who is a professionally qualified youth worker and is a specialist in youth participation
Download application forms and further information on the project:
The ideal candidate will:
- A recognised professional youth work qualification
- Have 5 years’ experience working with young people in a non-formal/informal youth work setting ;
- Have 3 years’ experience of delivering best practice youth participation initiatives
- Have 3 years’ experience of staff/team leadership and management in the youth work sector;
- Have experience of managing outcomes based youth work service contracts;
- Have a proven track record of designing and delivering youth work projects and programmes;
- Have experience of developing and nurturing external partnerships with stakeholders
- Have excellent interpersonal, written communication, organisational and presentation skills;
- Have the ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as part of a team.
This is a full-time post (35 hours per week) for a fixed term period of 48 months. Some evening and weekend work is required. Please note that this post will be based in Belfast.
Salary: € 41531
Please e-mail Application Form and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to
National Youth Council of Ireland,
3 Montague St,
Closing date for applications is 5 pm on Monday 23rd October 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
Youth Sector News
Organisation to deliver Youth Service to young people based in Ballyhaunis sought
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB) is seeking an organisation to deliver a Youth Service to young people based in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. The service will be funded under the Value for Money and Performance Review Scheme from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The services will be targeted and specific to the needs of the young people.
The organisation sought should:
- Exemplify good practice in relation to vision, methodologies, governance, compliance, programme design and delivery
- Be experienced in working with teenagers and young adults, using non-formal educational methodologies
- Operate in an out-of-school setting, including evenings and weekends
- Understand the nature and needs of young people
- Able to devise and measure effective responses
- Be committed to on-going sharing of learning and collaboration
Application is by means of an Application Form and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. For an Information Pack, Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Application Form, please contact Breda Ruane, Youth Officer at email@example.com.
Closing date for receipt of Application Form and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, in four hard copies:
Friday 3rd November 2017 at 12noon.
Please return completed Application Form and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire to:
RE: VFM Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo,