KDYS has a long history of developing innovative responses to the needs of young people that enhance their lives, their families, and the wider community. In partnership with the Kerry Gardaí, the service response is based on clear evidence of need informed by Garda crime statistics. The net result is that young people who are most in need of a service will get that service.  In 2019, KDYS further developed the KEY Service to extend to a limited delivery to children aged 8-11 years old. 


This project is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.


Applications are invited for:

Youth Justice Worker

Kerry based, Specified Purpose Contract, 35 hours per week, 26 days pro rata annual leave, flexible working


The successful candidate will work with young people, their families, agencies, and the community in the Kerry Division to develop and deliver suitable interventions and supports to young people in the area as per the funding criteria. The project is funded by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund.


Applicants require:

  • A relevant professional qualification in youth work, community work, family support, social care, social work, childcare, education, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 2 year’s relevant work experience.
  • Experience in devising, implementing, and evaluating programmes/ interventions/responses for ‘at risk’ youth.
  • Experience in providing support for ‘at risk’ youth to take positive steps which would enhance their education and employability.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Full, clean driver’s license.


Job Description and post requirements available HERE

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


12 noon, Monday 27th March 2023

 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