Mentor Project Officer (Dublin)

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Mentor Project Officer

Le Chéile Mentoring and Youth Justice Support Services works to make positive changes in the lives of young people who come into contact with criminal justice agencies, and their families, through the provision of Mentoring, Family Support and Restorative Justice Services. We provide tailored and flexible services with young people at the core. We work in partnership with the Irish Youth Justice Service and other agencies to reduce the level of crime in the community.

Le Chéile is recruiting a Mentor Project Officer to fill a recent vacancy.

Location: Based in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and will involve some travel.

The Role: The Mentor Project Officer is to provide support for mentors working with young people within the Dublin area. This includes assisting in the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers as well as providing case related support. Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver a quality effective service ensuring the progression and sustainability of all clients and volunteers.
  • Managing a caseload to achieve service targets, working as part of a team.
  • Implement and work within care and case management systems and protocols.
  • Working in cooperation and partnership with other agencies, both voluntary and statutory, ensure good communication and cross-agency flexible working practices.
  • Manage risks and ensure the protection of all mentors and mentees.

The role reports to the Eastern Regional Manager

Essential Requirements:

  • Recognised qualification in Youth and Community Work, Education, Social Work, Psychology, Social Science or other related area.
  • 2 years full time experience of working with young people or in the youth work sector.
  • Experience of working with volunteers, preferably in a supervisory capacity.
  • Clean Driving License and own car.
  • Candidates will be subject to Garda vetting and be of good character.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Understanding of and experience in delivering and facilitating programmes related to Mentoring.
  • Experience of training, managing and supervising volunteers or staff.
  • Experience in and understanding of the Youth Justice System.
  • Excellent networking skills and the ability to liaise with the key players involved

24 Month Fixed Term Contract (subject to funding)

Salary: €32,000 to €42,000 commensurate with experience.

Hours: 37 Hours per week with a requirement to work some evenings and weekends. Flexibility will be required.

A full job description and application form can be downloaded below.

The closing date for applications is Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 5pm

Applications by email only to

Mentor Project Officer – Job Description

Mentor Project Officer -Application-Form

Le Chéile is an equal opportunities employer.

European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020 and the European Union Logo
Le Chéile is funded by Irish Youth Justice Services through the Probation Service, as part of Ireland’s European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes 2014-2020, which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.