There’s been a long history of community based youth work in this area and Sphere 17 RYS has been set up to help build on that. Essential funding is required to provide the services and facilities we offer. Click here for a breakdown of the funding received last year.

A big thank you to all our funders!!

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service is funded primarily by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), through the City of Dublin Youth Services Board (CDYSB).

The Woodale Youth Justice Project is a Garda Youth Diversion Project which is funded through the Irish Youth Justice Service is part supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.

If you are interested in finding out more about the different ways in which you too can support our work we’d really love to chat with you.


Sphere 17 RYS – Vacancies

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service is continuing to develop the innovative service that we believe local young people want and deserve, in line with our vision.

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service also provides a wide range of supports and development opportunities for employees as part of our commitment to ensure the staff team can provide the highest quality of service to young people.

We are now looking to strengthen our existing team and enrich the service by advertising for the following key position:


This post is a full-time position funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs through the City of Dublin Youth Services Board.

Main Role:
The Youth Worker, working as part of the youth work team, will be primarily involved in identifying and engaging with young people at risk in the community. Then planning, developing, implementing and evaluating youth work programmes to meet the needs and interests of the young people, in keeping organisational plans, as agreed with the Project Leader, Manager and the Board of Sphere 17 RYS.

Salary scale is commensurate with the CDYSB Youth Worker Salary Scale. This post will require the successful candidate to work scheduled hours at evenings and weekends.

An *NSETS professionally endorsed qualification in Youth Work or Youth and Community Work.

2 years experience of working with young people at risk in a full-time paid capacity in a youth work setting.

Please see the relevant links to Youth Worker Job Description, and Youth Worker Personal Specification and download Youth Worker Application Form incorporating key competencies for the post. Applicants are requested to address these key competencies as part of their application.

To apply, please complete and return the Youth Worker Application Form to:
Regional Youth Service Manager, Sphere 17 Regional Youth Facility, Darndale, Dublin 17.
Or by email to:

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is: Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 5pm.
Interviews are scheduled for Friday, April 12th. Short listing will apply, and a panel may be formed.

All appointments are subject to reference checking and Garda Vetting. Sphere 17 RYS is an equal opportunities employer.

We also currently have a rolling recruitment process for the following positions:

Youth Work Relief Worker(s)

Main Role:
The Youth Work Relief Worker, working as part of a team, will be involved in providing temporary staff cover on any one of our youth service area teams or on the Woodale Youth Justice Project, as required. This cover will primarily involve implementing Sphere 17/Woodale activities and programmes, in keeping with approved plans, and as agreed with the relevant Project Leader.

Applications can be made to: . For more information on this opportunity download YW Relief Worker Job Description and YW Relief Application Form

Garda Vetting is required of all staff and volunteers joining Sphere 17 RYS. For more information on the Garda Vetting process contact Mick on 01 8674348

Download further information/forms:


Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service is dedicated to providing meaningful volunteering opportunities in our organisation. Our aim is to recruit a range of volunteers with diverse interests, skills and experiences, and to provide them with the quality of support that will make their involvement in our service mutually rewarding, in line with our Volunteer Policy,

Check out the Charter for Effective Volunteers from Volunteer Ireland which we are committed to, and you can also download our Volunteer Application Form

Those with any queries about volunteering in Sphere 17 can also give the office a call on (01) 8674348

Sphere 17 RYS would like to acknowledge support from Volunteering Ireland