Current Vacancies

Interested in working in an organisation committed to making a real difference in the lives of Young People in Kerry?  KDYS currently has a number of great opportunities that you may be interested in!

We are a leading youth work organisation in South West Ireland, working with and giving a voice to young people across the diocese. Our Staff Team is committed to the core values of the organisation

  • Young people are at the heart of everything we do
  • Concern for every young person’s development – personal, social, educational and spiritual,
  • A strong commitment to partnership with young people and communities, volunteers, and
  • Upholding the highest quality standards of integrity and professionalism.

We work in active partnership with local, regional, national and international bodies to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, and their families and communities.

We invite applications (by application form only) for the following post(s):

Youth Employability Mentors

We currently have 3 full time vacancies within this project, one each in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel.

This is a new initiative within KDYS which will utilise a youth work approach to the engagement and development of young people aged 16-18 years who are not in education, training or employment (NEETS) to identify appropriate progression options.  Core to this work will be the capturing of the impact of a youth work approach in supporting young people who are NEETS in an employability context.

Applicants should have relevant professional qualification in youth work, community work, family support, social care or other relevant discipline and relevant work experience (Voluntary Work Experience is valued)


Job Description and Application Form, available to download  from  YEI Job Description and Application Form – YEI  or by request to:

A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filled.

Please submit completed Application Form on or before:

12 noon, Friday 12th July 2019

 Shortlisting will apply. Interviews to take place weeks beginning 15th & 22nd July

KDYS provides the “Youth Employability Initiative” under a Service Level Agreement with Kerry Education & Training Board, under the aegis of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. 

Please read this document before completing your application form: Your Application & Our Recruitment Process

Community Employment Opportunities

We currently have a number of opportunities available within the Community Employment scheme across Kerry in the areas of:

Administration, Youth Work, Maintenance, Truck Driver (Category C Licence with CPC)

KDYS sponsors the Community Employment Scheme under the aegis of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The Community Employment (CE) programme is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time work within local communities. Participants can take up other part-time work during their placement. The KDYS scheme provides access to quality paid work experience and accredited training. Applicants must meet CE eligibility requirements.

Interested? For more information on any of these posts contact our HR department today at or 064 6631748.


KDYS is an equal opportunities employer.

KDYS is a Health Promoting Youth Organisation

KDYS complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland




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