Work Placement Opportunities

Are you interested in completing your work placement with Barretstown?
There are a number of third level education courses that fit in with the Barretstown mission and vision and that require their students to complete a work placement in the relevant areas

We are happy to facilitate a number of placements on an annual basis. We run camps between March – November each year. Your placement has to fit within our camp programme.

You do not need to be available for the full season but your placement has to run between the timeframe below:

Spring Programme (3rd February – 14th May 2017)

Summer Programme (5th June – 21st August 2017)

Autumn Programme (11 September – 26 November)

All students take part in an intensive training before completing placement.

All opportunities are residential with food and accommodation provided for the duration of placement.

Third Level Education we currently work with are DCU, Tralee IT,  Mary I, Carlow IT, Sligo It, Dundalk IT, and GMIT

The students are studying courses such as Early Childhood Education, Social Care, Adapted Sports, Sports Science and Health, Outdoor Education


Brief Overview of Placement Role

  • To provide fun, engaging, challenging and safe activities which fulfill the aims and objectives of Therapeutic Recreation.
  • To contribute positively to the development of the specific activity, evening programmes, theme days, special projects and other activities.
  • To provide support and encouragement to other staff members and to maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for the participants.

Contact Us

We are always interested in expanding this programme, so if you think this is something that would work with your particular course let us know :