Join our crew

We are seeking a person to join our intervention team

21 hour contract - based in Waterford (role a)

and

We are looking for students and newly qualified people to join our Ember Camp team (part time - Wexford) - weekends and holidays only

Role A

Job description: Active Connections Field staff - 21 hr contract

Active Connections Ireland leading adventure based mentoring provider are recruiting for a worker to join their teams in Wexford. This is a full time 1 year initial contract. Our field staff come from all walks of life with a vast array of backgrounds, talents and experience, and are united by a sincere interest in growth and development of others.

We need professionals who are compassionate and articulate and who can convert the Active Connections CLG experience into a life lesson. Previous experience working with at risk adolescents. Communication skills including active listening, giving and receiving feedback and clearly conveying expectations are important skills for instructors. Staff will receive training, supervision and a competitive hourly rate + fuel/activity funds.

General Key Responsibilities:

  • To work directly with young people referred by Tusla/HSE, generally staff 1:1 with young people.

  • To schedule programmes of work and projects in partnership with CEO;

  • To develop and maintain a good working relationship with referrers and careers of young people;

  • To establish and maintain an effective system of communications with CEO, referrer and careers;

  • To produce session and review reports for the C.E.O;

  • To operate within the materials budget allocated;

  • Develop further the field guide for the area of operation

  • To ensure that all work done complies with both organisational and statutory health and safety regulations and legislation.

  • Any other duties commensurate with the post

Essential Criteria for Applicants:

  • Qualification in Social Care/Counselling/Psychotherapy/SNA or relevant qualification in this field.

  • An INSTRUCTOR level qualification in at least one adventure sport

  • 12 months’ post qualification experience working and supporting service users is a preference

  • Full Clean Driver’s License and use of own car

  • Experience of report writing (Desirable)

  • Children’s First Training (Desirable)

  • First aid qualification

  • An ability to work flexibly and in an innovative way

Please send CV’s to info@activeconnections.ie

Role B

Job description: Active Connections Ember Camp Staff Programme (Wexford)

Active Connections are seeking people to join our Ember Camp staff.  These camp support young people with additional needs. We operate on Saturday and on school holidays

General Key Responsibilities:

  • Being active with young people

  • Support the young people with additional needs

  • Work with in a team

  • Work with our team of staff in facilitating a range of activities.

Please note that the activities will be physical in their nature and will require leading to be comfortable on and in the water i.e. swimming in a river and/or canoe/kayaking

Essential Criteria for Applicants:

  • Experience support young people/adults with additional needs (necessary)

  • SNA (desirable)

  • An INSTRUCTOR level qualification in at least one adventure sport (desirable)

  • Children’s First Training

  • First aid qualification

  • An ability to work flexibly and in an innovative way

Please send CV’s to info@activeconnections.ie