Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development - Brightsparks Childcare Centre: AIM Support Worker & Childcare Assistant

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Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development CLG are recruiting of an AIM Support Worker and a Childcare Assistant

Location: Brightsparks Childcare Centre, Ballingarry, Thurles, South Tipperary.

Organisation overview:

Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development CLG is an Enterprise centre with a full day care childcare centre, training facility and Community Employment scheme. The organisation operates from two sites a) An Enterprise Centre in Ballingarry Lower and b) Brightsparks, a purpose built childcare unit. Brightsparks is a thriving centre which cares for children from 6 months to school going age, facilitating up to 61 children on a daily basis.

The project has been in existence since the early 2000s and is core funded through the ‘Community Services Programme’ of the Department of Social Protection.

Applications are invited for the positions of AIM Support Worker and part-time Childcare Assistant (with a strong possibility of becoming full-time)

We are looking for a kind, reliable, AIM support worker and a part-time childcare professional for our busy creche / preschool in Ballingarry. Minimum qualification of Level 5 in Childcare is essential but Level 6 and higher would be an advantage. The AIM support worker will be a 15 hour per week role and the childcare assistant will be a minimum of 20 hours. There is a strong possibility that this will become a full-time position for the right person.

The right candidate will be required to complete a garda vetting process and provide two written references.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Minimum requirement – Full Level 5 in Childcare.
  • Level 6 would be an advantage
  • Motivation, energy and an ability to work within a team setting
  • Hold a valid First Aid Certificate
  • Be Garda Vetted
  • Have experience working with children

Part-time positions available
Evening and weekend work may be a feature of this employment.

Apply with CV and cover letter to:
General Manager, Unit 1 Enterprise Centre, Ballingarry Lr, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Or email applications to:

For further information or full job description: contact 052 9154896 EXT 1 or

Closing date for receipt of applications is 25th July 2018 at 5pm (late applications will not be considered).

Shortlisting may apply.

Interviews will be held on week of the 13th August 2017.

Ballingarry (Thurles) Community Development Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Thurles, Co Tipperary

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