Advocate Vacancies


Vacancies: Advocates – Fixed Purpose Contracts

YAP Ireland are looking for male and female advocates to work in YOUR community.

Dublin North

All Areas in Dublin North County and Dublin North City and surrounding areas


Northeast: All areas of Cavan & Monaghan,

South Dublin/ Mid Leinster

Dublin South City & County, Dublin South-West, Kildare and West Wicklowincluding 

Naas, Newbridge, Kildare Town, 

Tallaght, Dublin 24, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, Lucan, 

Blessington, Arklow 


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. We welcome applicants with relevant life experience through raising your own family, 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.

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 Role of the Advocate: 

  • To provide a one-to-one service to Young People and Families for up to 15 hours per week (€14.71 PER HOUR)
  • To build a trusting relationship with young people & parents /carers.
  •  To work with young people and families to achieve their goals. To identify and link young people and families with the appropriate community supports. To support young people to identify their interests and support parents/carers with parenting.

Advocates report to Team Leaders and with their support develop a strengths-based, needs-led Individual Service Plan (ISP) with the young person and family.

Advocates Requirements – You need to be:

  • A good listener and a positive role model
  •  Available for flexible working hours, evenings and weekends
  •  Interested in your community and want to make a difference
  • Have a full driving license and access to your own transport
  •  Advocates are required to attend fortnightly supervisions and monthly team meetings



To Apply Click Here and use the code specific to your area:

Dublin North: DNOR0122

Dublin Mid Leinster: DML0122,

West: WES0122


  Closing date for receipt of applications is 20th January 11:59PM  2022:  Only completed application forms will be accepted, CVs will NOT be accepted. If enough applications are received before the closing date, these vacancies may close early.  

Full Training will be provided. Successful applicants will form a panel for consideration starting end of and throughout.  


N.B. If you are short-listed you will need to be available for first stage interview between 1st and 4th Feb 2022 

This Group interview will be conducted over ZOOM Video Conferencing- if you are new to ZOOM, we can help you with this. This interview lasts about 90 minutes and is based on group discussion. 

 For second stage interview which will be face to face between the 18th and 23rd February 


There is a training programme that you will need to attend, this will be delivered over ZOOM Video conferencing and some face to face sessions in March 2022 


Venue of Face to Face Interviews and Training to be confirmed.  



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