Kilbarrack Community Development Project: Children’s Development Worker

Kilbarrack Community Development Project CLG
After School Programme
St. Benedict’s Resource Centre
Swan’s Nest Road
Kilbarrack Dublin 5

The Kilbarrack Community Development Project CLG also referred as Kilbarrack Children’s Project’s purpose is to provide an after-school program for children in the community. It is a community service and is classified as a school aged childcare service under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Aged Services) Regulations 2018.

The KCDP aims to provide a safe and inclusive environment where children are supported in their holistic development through play, choice based programming and encouraged to have fun.

Role: To support the work of the KCDP’s after school program in its aim to provide group oriented active learning with focus on providing a safe environment where children can participate in a fun and well-balanced program.


15 Hours per week/€12.00 per hour
September to June- Monday to Friday 2:30- 5:30pm (subject to change)
July – Monday to Thursday- 10:00-3:00pm (subject to change)

Key areas of Work:

  • Develop, facilitate and evaluate various creative activities that promote physical activity, positive development and healthy eating according to the needs of participants aged 4-12 years
  • Assist children with homework as needed
  • Ensure the health and safety of all children attending the program and promote respect amongst all children
  • Ensure a supportive environment is maintained by developing appropriate strategies to support children in managing their behaviours
  • Be aware of children’s activities at all times and intervene in situations that display inappropriate behaviour
  • Maintain open, positive communication with parents/guardians regarding their child’s participation, homework, behaviours, accidents/incidents and any other relevant information when necessary while maintaining confidentiality

Qualifications & Qualities

  • QQI Level 5 Child Development
  • Experience working with children age 4-12 years
  • Current Occupational First Aid & CPR certification
  • Ability to work well with children
  • Experience with developing and implementation of activities for children
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as a team member in a dynamic, complex environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, participants and parents/guardians
  • Ability to be adaptable to the changing needs of participants and the after school program
  • Understanding of community development principles
  • Have a broad understanding of the National School curriculum from 1st to 6th class
  • Awareness of Child protection procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding children
  • Garda Vetting required before commencement of role

Please submit curriculum vitae via email to

Closing date is Friday 30th October.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
14th Oct, 2020
Dublin 5
Expiry Date
30th Oct, 2020