Since April 2022, KDYS Killarney is now providing emergency accommodation for displaced Ukrainian families and as such applications are now invited for the following post:

 Support Worker

for Ukrainian Families residing in KDYS Killarney & local area

Killarney based, 6 Month Fixed Term Contract, 17.5 hours per week,

26 days pro rata annual leave, paid sick leave scheme

 The successful candidate will support displaced Ukrainian families residing the KDYS Killarney centre and local area, to develop and co-ordinate activities and supports in collaboration with local agencies and community groups.

Applicants require:

  • A relevant degree in youth work, community work, family support, social care, social work, or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 2 years relevant work experience is desirable
  • Experience in working with children and families in a dynamic/engaging way using a variety of methodologies
  • Working knowledge of the barriers and issues experienced by refugees in Ireland
  • Proficiency in English, both written & verbal
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian/Russian language an advantage
  • Full, clean drivers license and access to own car is desirable
  • This post requires frequent evening and weekend work, a flexible approach can be explored

Job Description and post requirements available to download HERE 

 Please submit Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to

For further information please A panel may be formed from which future vacancies may be filled.

Please note – we reserve the right to close or extend this campaign subject to application numbers.  Therefore, we would urge you to submit an application as soon as possible

 KDYS is an Equal Opportunities Employer — KDYS is a Gold Standard Health Promoting Youth Organisation — KDYS complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland

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