Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland is looking for you!

Do you think you have what it takes to manage a high-quality service for young people and their families? Would you like to be part of a growing organisation, working with young people in a strengths-based way? If so, YAP Ireland has the following opportunity for an immediate start available:

Independent Mental Health Advocate: Ref – IMHA0319 – 9-month contract

YAP Ireland have a vacancy for an Independent Mental Health Advocate in the Galway region. This post will be located in Galway but will have a requirement to travel to the other regions.

Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland provides intensive, needs led support services that work to improve the lives of young people and their families in their community:

The Independent Mental Health Advocate will lead in the delivery of a high-quality Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service to children, young people and families within adolescent inpatient units and within a community setting. They will be working within our strengths-based model and operate within YAP Ireland policies and procedures. This post also requires a high degree of flexibility and creativity in responding to the needs of young people and families, delivering a high standard of service in a changing climate, working time and the requirement for national travel. This post will be based in CHO area 2, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon with a requirement for some national travel.

Successful Candidates will have a Degree in Advocacy or Social Care field eg. Youth Work, Community Work, Psychology, Child Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, and Social Care and will have at least 3 years of direct work with children and at least 2 years-experience of managing and supervising staff/ volunteers in the social care sector. People with a lived experience of Mental Health issues are welcome to apply for this post.

To apply for this position please fill out the online application form by clicking on the following link - https://yapireland.secure.force.com/job/- and selecting the code IMHA0319.

For further information or to download a Job Description and Person Specification please click on this link http://www.yapireland.ie/get-involved/work-with-us/

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 18th March 2019

First stage interviews will take place on 27th March 2019 with second stage interviews scheduled to take place on 8th April 2019

If you are selected for interview you will need to be available on these dates to attend at YAP Ireland Galway Office

Only completed applications will be accepted, CV’s will NOT be accepted.

If you encounter any difficulty, please email [email protected]

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