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: KDYS Ukrainian Support Worker Job Description

For further information please contact: humanresources@kdys.ie

 Please submit Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to humanresources@kdys.ie on or before:

 4pm, Thursday 16th February

 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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Youth Information Project Worker

We are currently recruiting a dynamic & motivated individual with excellent people skills for our Youth Information Service!

 

The successful candidate will assist in the development, production and delivery of information, guidance and support to young people, developing and delivering the KDYS Youth Information Operational Plan and working directly with young people to promote and develop a young person led youth information service which maximises opportunities for social and personal development and promotes youth mobility and citizenship.

One year Fixed Term Contract  –  35 hours per week  –  26 days annual leave
Paid sick leave scheme  –  Flexible working

 

The post holder will be an exceptional individual, who makes a difference in the lives of young people by promoting a culture of integrity and compliance and operating in line with our organisational mission, vision and values: Young Person Centred, Inclusive, Respectful, Non-judgemental, Fun, Empowering and Professional.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • A relevant degree in youth work, community work, family support, social care, social work, education or other relevant discipline. Candidates with exceptional, relevant work experience may also be considered in lieu of degree qualifications
  • Minimum 1 years relevant work experience of Youth Work
  • Experience of engaging young people using digital tools.

Job Description and post requirements available to download here: Youth Information Project Worker Job Description

Please submit Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to humanresources@kdys.ie on or before:

5pm, Tuesday 31st January 2023

 

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

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

 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

                        

KDYS is expanding its board to recruit 7 new non-Executive directors

KDYS are seeking interested individuals who would like to give of their knowledge, skills and experience to support the work of the organisation in providing quality and progressive services to the young people of Kerry, their families and communities.

 

ABOUT KDYS:

Founded in 1971, KDYS is a voluntary youth work organisation providing a range of programmes and services to young people and communities across the entire county of Kerry.

Our vision is for all young people to be valued and supported to achieve their full potential as participating members of the community.

Our mission is that KDYS is a community-based youth work organisation committed to serving all young people in a safe, fun and positive environment, through the provision of youth spaces, services, mentoring, training and ongoing opportunities for their holistic development, and by advocating for their needs.

Our goals for 2023 to 2025 are:

  • Support young people in Kerry to achieve their full potential
  • Provide targeted and integrated supports to meet the needs of young people in Kerry and their families
  • Be recognised as a centre of excellence for youth work
  • Establish ourselves as an independent young person-centred charity
  • Strengthen our governance, management and internal coordination
  • Be an organisation that enables staff and volunteers to deliver and develop

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

In line with our goals for 2023 to 2025 we are now planning to strengthen our board with governance, management and internal coordination.

KYDS is recruiting an additional SEVEN new Non-Executive Directors, with any one the following skills:

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Marketing and PR
  • Human resources
  • Legal
  • Community Youth and Family support skills
  • Fundraising and social enterprise

New board members will also be expected to chair or participate in subcommittee of the board.

Previous board experience is desirable but not essential.

Candidates with local knowledge, experience of working with young people and in the voluntary sector are preferred. Our goal is that at least four will be female candidates.

 

INFORMATION

The Board meets 9 times per year. Most of these meetings are virtual the others are held in Killarney, Co. Kerry; the board meets in Killarney at least once per year.

KDYS will provide new board members induction training and ongoing board development.

The term of office is three years with an option to be reappointed for a second and third term.

This is a trustee role and KYDS is a charity, in compliance with Regulatory requirements this role is not remunerated, but expenses are reimbursed following approval by the Board Chair.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email a brief CV and cover letter to the following email address: boardrecruitment@kdys.ie

Applications will close on Monday 13th February 2023 at 5pm.

Centre Manager, KDYS Killarney

The successful candidate will manage and develop KDYS Killarney as a sustainable social enterprise providing a service to the young people of Kerry and our national and European partners. The role will focus on the overall management of the facility, with an initial specific focus on the development of our 47-bed accommodation enterprise

 One year Fixed Term Contract – 35 hours per week
26 days annual leave – Paid sick leave scheme – Flexible working

Our Killarney centre is Ireland’s first ever youth centre to be awarded the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for European Youth Centres. We are part of a European network of centres whose aim it is to serve the youth sector and young people.  Our centres operate as a social enterprise within the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) network of projects.  KDYS is a community-based youth work organisation committed to serving all young people in a safe, fun, and positive environment, through the provision of youth spaces, services, mentoring, training and ongoing opportunities for their holistic development.

If you have the following or similar, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining your suitability for the post(s) to humanresources@kdys.ie

  • A relevant qualification in hospitality management, business administration, community development or relevant field is desirable
  • Minimum 1 years’ relevant experience is desirable
  • Knowledge of the voluntary & community sector
  • Experience/Knowledge of Social Enterprise
  • People Management experience is an advantage
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Full Job Description and post requirements available to download: KDYS Killarney Centre Manager Job Description

 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

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

 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