Community Employment Vacancies
Community Employment programme
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 and temporary placements in Jobs based within local communities.
Department of Social Protection (DSP) gives financial support in
the form of allowances and funding to assist with the Community Employment
schemes. The rate of payment for new applicants based on 19.5 hours worked will
be the equivalent to your existing DSP payment plus a €20 participation bonus with
a minimum payment €225.50
Eligibility Criteria for Participants
The criteria for participating on the Community Employment programme are based
on age and length of time in receipt of various social welfare payments. In general,
the Part-time Integration Option is for people of 21years or over who are receiving social
welfare payments for 1 year or more, and people of 18 years or over in receipt of
disability-related payments. The Part-time Job Option is for people who are 35 or
over and in receipt of social welfare payments for 3 years or longer.
Roma Trauellers aged 18 or ouer are eligible for both options.
Please note that eligibility to participate on the Community Employment
programme is linked to those in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment (where
specified). Those persons not meeting the criteria under the Part-time Integration
or Part-time Job options, or who are signing for credits, or are receiving social
welfare benefits from a different country, are not eligible to participate on