Youth Work opportunity

Aged 18+ & Interested in Youth Work?

Applications are now open for the

Education Authority Youth Support Worker Qualification

The course will start with an information evening on Thursday 29 September

and will run every Thursday night from then until Christmas.

The students will then be required to devise and present a six-session programme

to a group of young people at the youth club between Christmas and Easter.

Education Authority Youth Support Worker Qualification


The Education Authority Youth SupportWorker Qualification replaces the OCN Level2 & 3 Introduction to Youth Work as the course to gainYouth Support Worker status.


This course is endorsed andcertified by the EducationAuthority Youth Service and isrecognised by UUJ as criteria forinterview for their CommunityYouth Work courses.

Course Design

The Youth Support Worker Qualification is apart time EducationAuthority endorsed course designed toprovide participants with the skills, knowledgeand understanding of how to plan, deliver andevaluate Youth Work.The course consists of 12 x 3 hour sessions. The course provides students with theopportunity to design, plan, deliver andevaluate a youth work programme with agroup of young people. In addition, each studentwill be expected to work a minimum of onesession per week at the youth club forthe duration of the course.


The course provides opportunities for studentsto:

• Share and exchange their views andexperiences of youth work practice withothers

• Explore their own personal approachesand attitudes

• Build on talents, interests and energies

• Further develop and enhance their youthwork skills, knowledge and understanding

Expected Outcomes

It is expected that students will achieve thefollowing outcomes:

• Increased understanding, knowledge andskills in youth work

• Enhanced leadership skills and techniques

• Enhanced communication andinterpersonal skills to work with youngpeople

• Increased knowledge and skills in workingwith groups of young people

• Increased knowledge and skills in planningand evaluating youth work

• Increased understanding & knowledgeof Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

• Increased confidence and competence tocarry out the role of Youth Support Worker


This course will cover the following broad topic areas:

• What youth work is, values, interests and priorities

• Needs of young people and issues which are important to them

• Developing appropriate youth work relationships

• Ethical conduct in Youth Work

• Participation and inclusion

• Communicating with young people and others and dealing with conflict

• Identifying opportunities and resources for youth work

• Policies, procedures and safe practices

• Programme Planning and Evaluation

• Beginning to work with groups and reflective practice

Applications before Thursday 22nd September


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Upcoming Activities


Tuesday 25 April

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; Boot Camp; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; U18 Football Mitchels v An Riocht is OFF; 7pm U16 Camogie An Riocht v Clonduff; FIFA Tournament; Spanish Lessons.

Wednesday 26 April

11am Men’s Shed; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7.15pm Junior Camogie Kilcoo v An Riocht; 7pm Kingdom Youth Club Relationships & Development programme for young people aged 13+; 7.30pm Senior/Minor Camogie practice; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve Football practice; Ladies of Mourne monthly event.

Thursday 27 April

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 6.45pm U14 Camogie practice; 7pm Girls Activities with Aedin; Boot Camp; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Football An Riocht v Rostrevor; Camogie committee monthly meeting.

Friday 28 April

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Cinema; 7.30pm Senior Football An Riocht v Clonduff; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie practice

Saturday 29 April

10.30am Paul Farrell Cup U14 Football Sevens; 11am P1/P2 Football practice; 12pm P3/P4 Football practice.

Sunday 30 April

10.30am Breakfast at Dunavil; 11am U12 Football Clonduff v An Riocht; 2pm Reserve Football Warrenpoint v An Riocht; 3pm Birthday Party; 8pm Bingo

Monday 1st May

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm U14 Football Warrenpoint v An Riocht; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Portaferry; 9pm Lotto.

Tuesday 2 May

 6pm Irish Dancing; Boot Camp; 7.30pm U14 Camogie Kilcoo v An Riocht; 7.30pm U18 Football An Riocht v Bosco; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Liatroim; Spanish Lessons.