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 copy of our latest audited accounts.

A big thank you to all our funders!!

Sphere 17 Regional Youth Service is funded primarily by the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), 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. This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

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.


We very much recognise the value of having good people on our team, and provide a wide range of supports and development opportunities for employees so that they can provide the highest quality of service to young people.

We currently have the following employment opportunities:

Youth Worker and Youth Activity Worker

(full and part-time opportunities)

These positions are funded under the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth (DCEDIY) - UBU funding scheme through the City of Dublin Youth Services Board.

Main Role:

The Youth (Activity) 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 with service level agreements and organisational plans, as agreed with the Project Leader, Manager and the Board of Sphere 17 RYS.

Salary scale is commensurate with the current CDYSB Youth Worker and Youth Activity Worker Salary Scales. These posts will require the successful candidate to work scheduled hours at evenings and weekends.

Please check out our Youth Worker and Youth Activity Worker Job descriptions for more information.


Youth Worker: An *NSETS professionally endorsed qualification in Youth Work or Youth and Community Work,


Have worked with young people for two years full-time in a youth work setting and have an equivalent professional Degree level qualification within the Education/Social Science/Youth Work or Community Work field.


Youth Activity Worker: A FETAC level 5 full Award in Youth Work or equivalent qualification in a related area plus experience of working with young people.


A minimum of 6 months full-time paid experience working directly with young people in a youth work setting.

To apply, please download and complete the relevant application form incorporating key competencies, and return by email to:

Youth Worker Application Form

Youth Activity Worker Application Form

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is: Monday, September 12th, 2022, at 5pm with interviews provisionally scheduled for the following week. 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.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


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

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