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 posts:

Post A & B – Full time Youth Workers

Based in Traleewith the Tralee TYFS Project – Fixed Term Contract up until 31st December 2019 for 35 hpw

KDYS provides the “Tralee TYFS Project,” under a Service Level Agreement with Kerry Education & Training Board, under the aegis of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.  This programme empowers young people to grow to their full potential, by enabling them to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and necessary for their well-being and for the enrichment of their communities.

For further information please see  A & B. Youth Worker Tralee Job Description  For Application please download: Application Form

Post C – Part time Youth Worker 

Based in Tralee with Kerry Comhairle na nOg – Fixed term contract up until 31st December 2019 for 14 hpw

KDYS provides the Kerry Comhairle na nOg in partnership with Kerry County Council.  Comhairle na nÓg is designed to enable young people to have a voice on the services, policies and issues that affect them in their local area.

For further information please see  C. Youth Worker Comahirle Na nOg Job Description  For Application please download: Application Form

Post D – Part time Youth Worker

Based in Killorglin with the Neighbourhood Youth Project – Specified Purpose Contract for Parental Leave Cover for 7 – 10 hpw

KDYS provides the “Killorglin Neighbourhood Youth Project” under a Service Level Agreement with TUSLA.  A community based youth development and family support service working with young people and their families. KNYP looks to strengthen the connection of young people to their families and their communities.

For further information please see  D. Youth Worker Killorglin Job Description  For Application please download: Application Form


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

For more information on how to complete your application, please see Your Application & Our Recruitment Process

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

Please submit completed Application Form on or before:

5 pm, Wednesday, 27th February 2019

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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