Ballyfermot STAR: Early Years Practitioner - Realt Beag Child and Family Centre

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Ballyfermot STAR

Is a community response to drug use. We are a non-judgemental community response to substance use. We provide quality childcare and family support, early intervention services, guidance, and education. Our core principles are grounded in our ethos of Community Development.

Wish to recruit the following Staff

Early Years Practitioner

 Realt Beag Child and Family Centre, 7 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

About our service:

At Realt Beag we provide a quality childcare service to the Ballyfermot community. We work alongside Parents/Guardians to ensure their children are provided with the care and attention they need including speech therapy, play therapy and psychology. These are provided by health care professionals who come in to work with the children as needed.

Responsible To: The Early Years Practitioner will report directly to the Centre Manager.

Salary: €24, 806

Hours: 35 Hours Per Week

Main Duties

  1. To work within the overall aims and objectives of Ballyfermot STAR / Realt Beag.
  2. To work under the daily supervision and direction of the Room Leader & Deputy/Centre Manager.
  3. To have responsibility for the development and delivery of a quality Early Learning Programme in our Centre.
  4. To have responsibility for providing the day-to-day operation of the room.
  5. To organise a safe and stimulating environment for the children who attend the Centre.
  6. To plan programmes which offer the children opportunities for exploration, self-expression, development and education.
  7. To contribute to the assessment of the individual needs of each child and in the developing of an Individual Care Plan designed to meet those needs through a multi-disciplinary approach.
  8. To liaise with outside professionals as agreed with the Room Leader and Deputy/Centre Manager.
  9. To liaise with parents in relation to the children’s daily routines, achievements, needs etc.
  10. To ensure that the organisation’s procedures and policies in relation to the health, safety and welfare of the children and any other policies and procedures are implemented.
  11. To fill in and maintain the appropriate records keeping procedures via Teachkloud e.g., attendance sheets or observation charts.
  12. To work as a member of the Realt Beag team and share in the appropriate team roles and tasks.
  13. To be flexible within the role and willing to work in all room as required.
  14. To attend all meetings as required e.g. staff meetings, team development and organisation meetings
  15. To undertake duties that may be assigned to you from time to time in relation to your role and in consultation with the Deputy Manager/Centre Manager.
  16. To maintain confidentiality in relation to your work.
  17. At all times to be an advocate of the work of Ballyfermot STAR CLG by promoting the service in the local and wider community.

The above list is not exhaustive, additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time.

Closing date Wednesday 24th July 4pm.

  • Shortlisting will apply.
  • Interviews will take place the week of 29th July 2024.

CV and letter to be sent to

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Region: Dublin 10