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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 Manager

Acorns, Waterford (39 hours per week)

Job Purpose:  This position will focus on the development, management, delivery and review of services and lead a team of dedicated staff

Responsibilities:

  • To provide oversight to standards and work within policy framework and legislation.
  • To undertake the duties of the designated person for the service under the Childrens First. National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children.
  • To oversee the implementation of the National Quality and Curriculum Frameworks, Siolta and Aistear.
  • To promote qualities practices in line with the pre-school regulations
  • To manage and develop the service appropriate to the needs of the community and ensure that quality and sustainability are central to the practice.
  • To foster a culture of reflective practice and continuous development.
  • To contribute to the development of models, strategies, practice and procedures of Respond Support’s work with children and families.
  • To prepare reports as required in relation to the work in your area of responsibility.
  • To facilitate team meetings and also liaise with members of the management team

 

Qualifications/Experience

  • Third Level qualification (Degree) Desirable, Level 7 in Early Care and Education is essential
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a management role
  • Strong understanding and experience in Early Childhood
  • Experience of implementing the suite of Pobal funding programmes
  • Experience of financial management and budgeting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

 

To apply for the above role please send c.v. and covering letter to recruitment@respondsupport.ie before close of business 3rd December 2018


Early Years Manager

Killenaule, Co Tipperary (25 hours per week – mornings)

Fixed Term 12 Month Contract

Job Purpose:  This position will focus on the development, management, delivery and review of services and lead a team of dedicated staff

Responsibilities:

  • To oversee the implementation of the National Quality and Curriculum Frameworks, Siolta and Aistear.
  • To provide oversight to standards and work within policy framework and legislation.
  • To undertake the duties of the designated person for the service under the Childrens First, National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children.
  • To promote quality practices in line with the pre-school regulations
  • To manage and develop the service appropriate to the needs of the community and ensure that quality and sustainability are central to the practice.
  • To foster a culture of reflective practice and continuous development.
  • To contribute to the development of models, strategies, practice and procedures of Respond Support’s work with children and families.
  • To prepare reports as required in relation to the work in your area of responsibility.
  • To facilitate team meetings and also liaise with members of the management team

 

Qualifications/Experience

  • Third Level qualification (Degree) Desirable, Level 7 in Early Care and Education is essential
  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a management role
  • Strong understanding and experience in Early Childhood
  • Experience of implementing the suite of Pobal funding programmes
  • Experience of financial management and budgeting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

 

To apply for the above role please send c.v. and covering letter to recruitment@respondsupport.ie before close of business 3rd December 2018


After-school Project Worker- Maternity Leave 

Killure Grove, Waterford (20 hours per week)

Job Purpose:  To deliver an After-School Programme for children and young people attending Killure After-School Service

Responsibilities:

  • To deliver targeted and universal quality after-school programmes that are evidence informed, needs led and promote better outcomes for all that attend the service
  • To engage with the young people to ensure that the service design is inclusive and supports any young person with additional needs or vulnerabilities.
  • To plan, implement, document and evaluate all programme activities and practices to ensure that the services is achieving its goals.
  • To motivate children to be physically active by implementing a variety of recreational activities.

 

Qualifications/Experience

  • Professional qualification in Youth Work, Social Care, Early Education or related field. Must have a minimum of Level 6 however degree level 7/8 is desirable
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a community focused youth work/childcare/family support/school setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude and empathy with children and young people
  • Good computer skills

 

The successful candidate may also be required to cover relief hours within Waterford city

 

To apply for the above maternity leave cover please send C.V. and covering letter to recruitment@respondsupport.ie before close of business 3rd December 2018