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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 exciting opportunities across our departments 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.

 We invite applications for:

Cróige Project Co-Ordinator 

The Cróige Project, funded by TUSLA, delivers a county wide service to support the families of Kerry in accessing meaningful contact with their children who may be in the care of TUSLA and to support teenagers in the community to continue to live within their family while receiving crisis support and ongoing high level interventions to the teenage and their families.

The post holder will ensure the professional development, delivery and management and review of KDYS Cróige Project in a manner consistent with the purpose of the project. The Co-ordinator will have the responsibility for all aspects of the project’s management and service delivery

Fixed Term Contract until 31st December (with continuation subject to funding renewal), 35 hours per week, 26 days annual leave, Tralee based, with county wide remit

Click here for Croige Co-Ordinator Job Description & post requirements

Cróige Project Workers 

The Cróige Project, funded by TUSLA, delivers a county wide service to support the families of Kerry in accessing meaningful contact with their children who may be in the care of TUSLA and to support teenagers in the community to continue to live within their family while receiving crisis support and ongoing high level interventions to the teenage and their families.

The Cróige Project is comprised of a dedicated team of project workers who:

  • Support the families of Kerry in accessing meaningful contact with their children who may be in the care of TUSLA.
  • Support teenagers in the community to continue to live within their family while receiving crisis support and ongoing high level interventions to the teenage and their families.

2 posts available: one part time @ 25 hours per week and one fulltime @ 35 hours per week

Specified Purpose Contracts linked to Maternity, Parental, and Carers leave, 26 days annual leave pro rata, Tralee based, with county wide (& some inter county) remit

Click here for Croige Project Worker Job Description & post requirements

Cróige Administrative Support Worker

The post holder will support the project co-ordinator and project administrator through the provision of an efficient, confidential and flexible high-level administration service.

Fixed Term Contract until 31st December (with continuation subject to funding renewal), 15 hours per week, 26 days annual leave pro rata, Tralee based, part time

Click here for Croige Project Administrator Job Description & post requirements

Youth Justice Mentoring Development Worker

KDYS Youth Justice Mentoring Service is supported by investment from the Dormant Accounts Disbursement Scheme, through the Department of Justice to support young people and parents in communities to deliver positive outcomes for young people and their families. Trained volunteers will work with young people and parents to improve well-being, reduce offending behaviour, improve family relations and build coping skills

The post holder will:

  • Oversight on volunteer recruitment strategy, volunteer support and training development and delivery of the programme in line with programme objectives
  • To research, develop and establish a parent mentoring service to support the current young person mentoring services
  • Develop and expand programme to deliver to a divisional remit

One year Fixed Term Contract, 17.5 hours pw, 26 days annual leave pro rata, Kerry, part time

Click here for Youth Justice Mentor Development Job Description & post requirements

Youth Justice Mentoring Project Worker

KDYS Youth Justice Mentoring Service is supported by investment from the Dormant Accounts Disbursement Scheme, through the Department of Justice to support young people and parents in communities to deliver positive outcomes for young people and their families. Trained volunteers will work with young people and parents to improve well-being, reduce offending behaviour, improve family relations and build coping skills

The post holder will:

  • Rrecruit, train, co-ordinate, and support adult volunteers to provide 1:1 mentoring support for vulnerable young people aged 12 to 24 years.
  • Support the development of a parent mentoring service to support the current young person mentoring services
  • Support the expansion of the programme geographically and build upon existing volunteer database to ensure young people from across the county have access to a volunteer mentor when required.

One year Fixed Term Contract, 17.5 hours pw, 26 days annual leave pro rata, Kerry, part time

Click here for Youth Justice Project Worker Job Description & post requirements

Youth Club Support Worker

Youth clubs are safe spaces that give young people a chance to make new friends, get involved in activities and interact with trained and dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are at the heart of the KDYS youth clubs and they play a pivotal role in ensuring happy young people who are connected and respected in their communities.

The successful candidate will provide support to youth clubs and volunteer led projects in their designated regions, ensuring that all required standards are met and co-ordinate the KDYS Youth Club Support Team.

Kerry based, One year Fixed Term Contract, 35 hours per week, 26 days annual leave

Click here for Youth Club Support Worker Job Description & post requirements

UBU Project Worker

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 identifies, recruits and engages 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.

The successful candidate will work with prescribed, targeted young people in the Killarney area to develop and deliver youth work programmes and supports.

Kerry based, One year Fixed Term Contract, 35 hours per week, 26 days annual leave

Click here for UBU Project Worker Job description & post requirements

Facility Support Worker

KDYS has been successful in securing funding through the Community Support Programme to develop the Tralee centre as a Social Enterprise.  This programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administrated by Pobal.

The post holder will support the centre manager and facilities team ensuring the centre is operated to optimum standards and support the ongoing development of the social enterprise

Fixed Term Contract until 31st December (with continuation subject to funding renewal), 39 hours per week, 26 days annual leave

Click here for Facility Support Worker Job Description & post requirements

 

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

 4pm, Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

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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Chief Executive Officer

We are currently seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer who will ensure effective, efficient, delivery and development of high-quality services to meet the needs of all young people and lead the organisation to grow & develop and achieve its strategic goals.

Working closely with the Chair, Board of Directors and the Management Team, the CEO will ensure that resources (human, financial and physical) are in place to accomplish important goals and build the kind of organisational culture which supports our mission.

To succeed in this role, the post holder must have extensive previous experience leading a comparable organisation, identifying the needs of service users and with the ability to create sustainable supports and solutions in response, through the development, implementation and continual review of the organisation’s operational strategy.

The successful candidate will be a skilled, motivated, and committed individual with an outstanding track record in leadership, advocacy, and management. If you are a dynamic individual with excellent verbal and written communications skills and have a passion about KDYS’ mission and vision, we would like to hear from you.

How to Apply

To apply, to discuss further, or to request a copy of the candidate briefing document, please contact Shannon Barrett at shannon.barrett@2into3.com or 086-063-4938. Please send your CV and a cover letter, in Word doc format only.

The closing date for applications is Monday 21st March 2022

 

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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

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 humanresources@kdys.ie 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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