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Respond Support was established in 1993 and is a leading provider of Early Years Education & Childcare Services, Family Support, Day Care centres for older people, community education programmes  and a range of community interventions.



Early Years Practitioners– Casual Positions

Locations:

  • Ard Mór Court, Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • Chesterfield, Birr, Co Offaly
  • Stepping Stones, Drogheda Co Louth

 

Purpose of the Roles: 

To act as a positive role model and be responsible for the delivery and implementation of a high-quality play-based curriculum.

Qualifications:

A minimum of FETAC Level 5 in Early Years Education

Experience: 

One-year post-paid qualification experience of working in an early years’ setting

 

To apply for the above position please email your C.V. and covering letter to recruitment@respondsupport.ie before close of business Friday 28th September, 2018


Care Assistant

Location: St. Francis Garden Day Centre, Blackpool, Cork

Terms: 20 hours per week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Department: Day Care Centre

Responsible to: Centre Manager / Nurse Manager

Job Purpose: To provide personal care services to promote the social wellbeing of older clients within St. Francis Day Centre.

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • Developing a positive caring relationship with all clients
  • Promote personal care services including provision of meals
  • Escorting and assisting clients within the centre
  • Setting-up and delivering activities
  • Assist with the day-to-day running of the Centre
  • Assist with and maintain hygiene standards of the Centre
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Person Specification/Qualifications:

  • Have completed a Care Assistants Level 5 course or other relevant course.
  • Previous experience of working with older persons or persons with disabilities
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in people
  • Team player and flexibility in their attitude to work
  • Show an aptitude and empathy in relating with older persons

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS for the above role is:  14th September 2018. Please apply with c.v. and covering letter to: recruitment@respondsupport.ie


Early Years Practitioner

Location: Acorns Early Years, Lisduggan, Waterford

Terms: 39 hours per week for 38 weeks per year and 20 hours per week for 14 weeks (Term Time Contract)

Responsible to: Early Years Childcare Manager

Job Purpose: To act as a positive role model and be responsible for the delivery and implementation of a high-quality play-based curriculum under the guidance of the national quality frameworks Aistear and Síolta both indoors and outdoors. To, guide, observe, stimulate and supervise children in a safe and caring environment as part of the childcare team.

Core duties and responsibilities:

  • To follow the policies and procedure of the service at all times.
  • To conduct observation and learning stories for all children.
  • To organise materials and resources to ensure that they reflect the children’s emerging interests and abilities.
  • To implement a play-based curriculum that encourages independence and fosters the growth of self-esteem within all children.
  • To support children’s emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • To assist in providing healthy snacks, which meet the growing needs of children and reflects variation in culture or dietary needs.
  • To develop and support parental involvement strategies that enhance children’s learning experiences
  • To ensure that the welfare of children is paramount in accordance with Children First; National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.
  • Promote the services in the local community and wider area to assist and support the quality and sustainability of the service.

Person Specification:

  • Commitment to high quality early education
  • The ability to work in collaboration with a dedicated team
  • Highly motivated to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A professional and enthusiastic disposition
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development
  • Garda Vetting will be required as part of the recruitment process

Qualification and Experience:

  • A minimum of FETAC Level 5 in Early Years Education
  • One-year post-paid qualification experience of working in an early years setting
  • Strong understanding and experience in Early Childhood Education

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS for the above role is:  14th September 2018.  Please apply with c.v. and covering letter to: recruitment@respondsupport.ie