Bohermore Community Project: Afterschool / Youth Worker Team Leader

Bohermore Community Centre, Cooke’s Terrace, Bohermore, Galway Tel: 091 561314

Job Title: Afterschool / Youth Worker Team leader

  • Hours: 24hour per week
  • Location: Bohermore Community Centre, Bohermore, Galway.

Main Purpose of Job

  • To work with/ manage a team of childcare workers in the provision of an afterschool care service for primary and secondary school children.
  • To implement programmes that has been approved by the Board of Management.
  • To always work in a manner which upholds the ethos of the community and which positively contributes to the physical, mental, emotional and social development of the children for whom the service is being provided
  • To oversee and contribute to the running of all activities within a safe and stimulating environment in accordance with the Childcare Act 2007.

Main Duties

  • To work with /manage a team of childcare workers.
  • To maintain and ensure a safe and stimulating environment for the children for whom the service is being provided.
  • To assist in the planning, organising and running of the activities of the service that is being provided, e.g. homework club.
  • To oversee the day to day administration of the service that is being provided in the after schools project.
  • To manage funding applications and returns to funders.
  • To help maintain and ensure a safe and stimulating environment for the children for whom the service is being provided.
  • To be the designated person for the HSE Children First.
  • To liaise with parents and others as necessary.
  • To report directly to the project coordinator.
  • To carry out all responsibilities within an equal opportunities framework.
  • To be familiar with Microsoft Office, Internet Usage and basic computer functions.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.


Must be flexible


  • A relevant qualification in the area of childcare/youth development, social care, or equivalent.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Additional qualifications in the area of staff management i.e., return to funders.


  • Experience of working with young people aged 4-20years old.
  • Experience of staff supervision in a community-based setting.
  • Experience of community based funding and administration duties e.g,returns to Pobal CCS Scheme, GRETB HSE ect.


  • Confident and pleasant manner
  • Motivated
  • Excellent attitude towards children
  • Flexible
  • Reliable

Other Skills

  • Interest or experience in sport
  • Interest or experience in playing a musical instrument
  • Interest or experience in drama
  • Interest or experience in art
  • Must work well on a team.



  • Any additional qualification in the area of childcare/youth development.
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Fire Safety Qualification
  • Knowledge and experience of NQSF an advantage

Closing date for receipt of CV and cover letter is 23/ 10 /2018 @ 5 pm. Applicants will be contacted after the closing date. Applications will be accepted by email; or by post to the above address, for the attention of the co-ordinator.


Bohermore, Galway

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