Advocate Vacancies

We are currently not recruiting for Advocate positions. Please check back at a later date and follow our facebook page for vacancy updates.

YAP advocates come from all walks of life and make a huge difference to the lives of Young People. The training and experience we provide also opens-up opportunities for advocates to become skilled and experienced at working 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.

“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.
  • 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 person to identify their interests and support parent with parenting.

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 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 are required to attend fortnightly supervisions and monthly team meetings


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