Kenagh Community Employment Project clg have a vacancy for an Animal Care Assistant. 

  • Reference: ongoing recruitment

This position is based in the The National Animal Centre, Derryglogher, County Longford

Duties of Animal Care Assistant post are:

To provide excellent care for all animals at the ISPCA National Animal Centre Derryglogher, Keenagh, Co Longford including health, welfare, exercise also other general duties at the centre as required.

To apply:

Please phone Ann on 089-4032559

The Community Employment Programme (also known as a “CE Scheme”) is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities.

Participants on a CE Scheme can take up other part-time work outside their 19.5 hours and this will not affect their CE payment.

Benefits of participating on Community Employment
  • Since January 2022 the minimum weekly payment for new participants based on 19.5 hours worked is €230.50.
  • You can keep your Medical Card
  • You will keep your entitlement to the extra benefits you were getting immediately before going onto CE, provided you continue to satisfy the conditions for these benefits
  • Those on reduced Social Welfare payments receive wages based on the full DSP rate while on CE
  • PRSI paid at Class A8/A9, which counts as a full Class A contribution
  • You may be eligible for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS)
  • Financial support for education & training
  • Development of skills
  • Progress to sustainable full-time employment / self-employment

You can read more about Community Employment here

And a video by Intreo on Community Employment can be viewed here