Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme (YK) is a community-based prevention and early intervention programme, working in the Northwest area of Cork City.

The Young Knocknaheeny Programme aims to get every child’s life off to the best possible start by:

  • Respectfully enhancing skills and early childhood development knowledge of all parents, practitioners and services
  • Strengthening and enhancing all relationships and environments that are important to every child’s early development
  • Embedding systems and community change to support early childhood development and address childhood poverty

The Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme is funded by TUSLA.

Young Knocknaheeny is seeking to recruit a full-time Child Health Development Worker (PHN) to join our interdisciplinary team for an initial fixed term contract to 31st December 2019 subject to continued funding.

For further details on the role and organisation please view the full job description here: yk_job_description_-_chdw_2018

NICHE Health Project (Cork) CLG is the lead agency for the Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme and employees will have a contract of employment provided by NICHE Health Project (Cork) CLG.

To apply:

Please apply by email only with a C.V. and cover letter, clearly setting out your interest, qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the role. The closing date for all applications is Thursday 29th November at 1pm (no late applications will be accepted).

Applications and informal enquiries to

It is anticipated that interviews for prospective candidates for this post will take place during the week commencing Monday 10th December 2018 with the successful candidate taking up the role in early 2019.

Applicants must have full clean driving licence and access to a car, or access to another form of transport which would allow them to fully meet the requirements of this role.

Allocation of post is subject to Garda Vetting and references including current or most recent employer.

Shortlisting will apply. Canvassing will disqualify.

NICHE Health Project (Cork) CLG is an equal opportunities employer.