Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Sunshine House: Night Shift Attendant

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 Night Shift Attendant - Sunshine House

Reference No: NSASH0220
Location: Sunshine House, Balbriggan, Dublin
Duration: Seasonal (May- September approximately)
Hours: 40 hours per week- 4 shifts (on a roster basis)
Published: Friday 14th February 2020
Closing date: Friday 6th March 2020 at 4:00pm

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a Christian voluntary organisation committed to offering support, friendship, promoting self-sufficiency and working for social justice.

The Sunshine Fund is a unique branch of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul which provides week-long Summer holidays from May to August for children, aged 7 to 10, from disadvantaged parts of Dublin, Meath, Wicklow and Kildare.

The Sunshine Fund requires Night Shift Attendants for the 2020 holiday season. The Night Shift Attendant has joint responsibility for providing supervision during the night and responding to the needs of any children who wake by liaising with the Head Volunteer on the week.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A good standard of education.
  • FETAC Level 5 (or higher) childcare qualification.
  • Experience working or volunteering with children, experience with children aged between 7 – 10 years old in particular is an advantage.
  • Understanding of the needs of children who are away from home.
  • Understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures.
  • Understanding of child-centered practice.
  • Has a clear understanding of the SVP, it’s ethos and values.
  • Understands the staff/volunteer dynamic.
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and have good judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative where required.
  • Ability to relate to and care for vulnerable children and demonstrate genuine respect for them, their parents and families.
  • Ability to complete paperwork as necessary for incidents /accidents/child protection concerns, etc.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and energetic person.
  • Ability to comply fully with the Sunshine Fund and SVP policy and procedures.

If you have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please go to for details on how to apply, including full job description and application form. You can apply online directly at or post your completed application form to Human Resources, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for interview.

SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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