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Community Employment (CE) Schemes

Community Employment Information Video

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Kare, in association with the Department of Social Protection, sponsor two Community Employment Programmes (CE). These are the Adults Supports programme and the Childcare Programme. Both of these programmes are funded through the Department of Social Protection (DSP).

Kare’s Community Employment (CE) programmes are designed to help people who are long-term unemployed to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements (19.5 hours per week) in jobs based within our local community.

CE Scheme Eligibility

Are you currently unemployed and willing to take a job opportunity in a community employment scheme where you have the chance to re-train, upskill & gain valuable work experience?

Check your eligibility by calling into your local Intreo office. Further information on the qualifying criteria and rates of payment can be found here.

How to apply for CE Vacancies

All vacancies are advertised on Click this link for a list of current CE vacancies.


Alternatively, you can contact one of our CE Supervisors via email.


Veronica Roche - 

Elaine Nolan -

Mairead Kavanagh -

CE Scheme Information

Below is an overview of the CE Benefits

Kare can offer you the opportunity to complete relevant training and work experience working in frontline services, childcare, clerical, reception, accounts, catering and caretaker/maintenance roles.


  • Gain experience by working directly in services for adults and children or support/administration services.

  • 80% of participants who complete the KARE CE Scheme progress to employment.

  • Kare can offer work experience in different areas and locations

  • Kare provide QQI Training that is free to CE participants

  • Kare provide all required mandatory training

  • Kare will support you with career development

  • Kare will prepare you for future interviews

Kare offer work experience and training in the following areas :

  • Support Worker

  • Childcare Assistant

  • Administration

  • Reception

  • Accounts

  • Caretakers & Grounds Maintenance Workers


Kare Locations: Kildare, Newbridge, Naas, Athy, Clane, Edenderry- Wicklow, Blessington, Baltinglass & Tinahely. Click this link to see all of our locations.

Participants are also facilitated to achieve QQI qualifications in their chosen vocational areas for example a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Intellectual Disability Practice & Community Healthcare for those working frontline.

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