Current Vacancies

Interested in working in an organisation committed to making a real difference in the lives of Young People in Kerry? 

We currently have a number of great opportunities that you may be interested in!

We are currently recruiting exceptional individuals, who make a difference in the lives of young people and their families 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.

UBU – Your Place Your Space project is a KDYS managed service funded under the Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) through Kerry Education & Training Board (KETB). The service will identify, recruit and engage targeted young people aged 10 to 24 years of age in areas of Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland and Listowel. Each project aims to provide young person centred out of school supports to young people in their local communities to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential by strengthening their personal and social competencies.

 We invite applications for:

UBU Lead Project Worker 

Fulltime role supporting the UBU Project Workers across the 4 sites – Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, & Castleisland

UBU Project Workers

Fulltime and part time roles available in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel & Castleisland

For further details, minimum post requirements, Job Description and Application Form see:

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

Please submit completed Application Form on or before:

3 pm, Thursday 13th August 2020

Interviews will take place week beginning 17th August

Shortlisting will apply.

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

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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