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Parent Mentors in Youth Justice needed across Dublin

Human Rights/Justice

Parent Mentors in Youth Justice needed across Dublin

Le Chéile Mentoring


At a Glance

  • Start Date:21/10/2022
  • Closing date:21/10/2022
  • Post Updated:12/09/2022
  • Min Hours:3
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Own car an advantage and Fluent English required.


Le Chéile Mentoring provides a one-to-one mentoring service for the parents/caregivers of young people who offend or are at risk of offending. We work in partnership with the Probation Service, An Garda Síochána, Oberstown Children Detention Campus, Crosscare and other agencies within the youth justice arena.

We are looking for male and female parent mentors over the age of 25 living across Dublin to volunteer for this service.

The goal of parent mentoring is to build a trusting, enabling and supportive relationship with a parent to help them develop their parenting skills and family relationships, and improve their self-confidence, emotional wellbeing and ability to manage stressful situations.

As a mentor you will be part of a a team of passionate, trained volunteers who are valued and supported by the organisation and who make a positive change in the lives of those who engage with us.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Mentors from diverse backgrounds and interests meet with their parent once a week for between one and three hours and encouraging them to try new activities and work towards goals they have set for them self.  Mentoring takes place in the local community and typically include doing activities together like trying a new sport, taking up a hobby or just meeting for a bite to eat and a chat.

Volunteering is flexible so you can meet during the day, evenings or weekends, whatever suits you and your mentee best. Le Chéile will cover all costs so the giving of your time, support and commitment will not leave you out of pocket.

Skills required for this role:

While no experience is necessary, we are looking for people that can make a connection and build positive relationships. A flexible, reliable can-do approach, good communication and interpersonal skills will also be an advantage. Full induction training, supervision and on-going support are provided. 

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Volunteers need to be able to meet once a week for between 1-3 hours. And they need to be able to commit to volunteering with us for at lease 12 months.

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Screening details for this role: • Application Form • Informal Interview • Garda Vetting • References • Identification Check


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Maxine Kelly

Address: Le Chéile Mentoring , 24 Tivoli Terrace South, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin


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