Advocate Vacancies

YAP Ireland are not currently hiring advocates.

Be Part of Creating Real Change for Young People and Families

YAP Advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference to the lives of Young People and Families. As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applicants from a diverse background with relevant life/work experience or volunteering and you do not have to have a qualification. We provide training and experience that creates opportunities for advocates to become skilled and experienced at working with young people and families within their community in a strengths-based way.

We particularly welcome applications from people from all communities, who have lived experience of mental health or who have a disability and all genders due to the needs of our client group. We are an equal opportunities employer.

About Us

YAP Ireland is a registered charity that provides a needs-led, family support service which uses a strengths-based approach to improve the lives of young people and their families in their community achieving positive outcomes.

“It is an organisation that cares about employees and clients”

Advocate, YAP Staff Opinion Survey 2018

“Great support for this young person and helped to build capacity to get out into community”

Social Worker, TUSLA

“It`s getting my son out. He’s starting to socialise. It gives him a break away from the home and time to do his own little thing. He loves going with his Advocate.”

“YAP is the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
Young Person


The training and experience gained by Advocates through employment with YAP Ireland has long-term beneficial outcomes for you and your communities.