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Youth Leader Enable Ireland & Foróige Club for Teens w/ Special Needs (Drimnagh)


Youth Leader Enable Ireland & Foróige Club for Teens w/ Special Needs (Drimnagh)



At a Glance

  • Start Date:28/02/2019
  • End Date:31/12/2019
  • Closing date:31/01/2020
  • Post Updated:04/02/2019
  • Min Hours:3 hours
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Those with specialised backgrounds / experience / knowledge in Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Care, Psychology, Youth Work


The purpose of Foroige is to enable young people to involve themselves consciously & actively in their own development and in the development of society. This purpose challenges and supports young people to involve themselves in developing their character and talents

As a Volunteer Youth Leader with the new Enable Ireland & Foróige Youth Club, you will be joining a newly assembling team of individuals, who wish to get involved in the establishment of a new club for a small group of approximately 12 young teenagers, who attend Enable Ireland’s school. This new Club will be adapted from the Foróige Model, to provide a fun, safe, social outlet for this group of teenagers. The Club is pioneering Foróige’s best practices and approaches and adapted to accommodate as best possible, the physical and intellectual needs of the young people attending this Club - of which would be of a higher need. This new project will really benefit from volunteers who are willing and ready to provide extra TLC to these young people, in order to best meet their needs in a social club setting.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

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

As a Foróige Youth Leader with this Club, your role will be to work with fellow adult Leaders as part of a Team, to co-ordinate a once weekly Club session, following school term and extended into the early part of the summer holidays. The volunteer team will have responsibilities around the administration of the club, developing activity plans, taking responsibility for different activities and to work with Foróige and Enable and in so doing, create the club so that is a fun, enjoyable space for these young people

Skills required for this role:

Empathy, understanding, enthusiasm, commitment! This project is going to be a hugely significant addition to the lives of the young people who will be attending this Club. Any specifc skills, expertise and experience / knowledge in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Sports, Youth Work or Social Care would be a huge advantage. This is a great opportunity to develop and strengthen academic knowledge and practical experience for future professional practice.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Wednesday evenings from March - anticipated Club Time (Club Time core hours 1.5hrs plus approx 45 for prep and debrief) Some additional team meeting times and training time is required also.

Minimum time commitment per week:
3 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Application Form, Garda Vetting, Informal Interview.


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

Name: Claire Hutchinson

Address: Foróige, Block 12 D Joyce Way, Park West, Dublin 12


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