Work for Donegal Youth Service

We’re hiring!

Donegal Youth Service seeks to appoint the following position:

Specialist Support Mentor 35 hours per week (fixed term until Dec 2020). The successful candidate will have responsibility for supporting young people, delivering the aims of the Youthscape Project and will be expected to engage with young people not in education training or employment in a series of planned initiatives.

The post may involve evening and weekend work.

The successful candidates will have a third level education standard or equivalent in a relevant discipline And a minimum of 1year community youth work experience in the last 3 years   


A minimum of 3 years full time experience in Youth Work or Community Development in the last 8 years

Salary starts at point 3 on the Donegal Youth Service New Entrants Youth Worker scale which is 31,019.90.

A panel may be created from which future posts may be filled.

Closing date for applications is 1pm 7th January 2020

Interviews are set for the 17th January 2020

Download the application form here: DYS Specialist Support Mentor Application Form




This project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding for the project has been provided by the Northern Ireland Executive and the Department for Children and Youth Affairs in Ireland.

Community Employment Schemes

There are currently no Community Employment Schemes available with Donegal Youth Service.

Can I do a Community Employment Scheme?

Applicants must be eligible – Typical eligibility is over 21 years old + 1 year unemployed/or another qualifying social welfare payment.  There are exceptions, so please contact your local Intreo office to find out if you are eligible.

Why do a CE Scheme?

Get back to work part time, avail of free training, get great experience, meet new people and more! Find out more about Community Employment Schemes on the Citizens Information website here. CE Staff are a valued part of our team.

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