Respond: After-school Project Worker - Dundalk
Job Title: After-school Project Worker
Department: Early Education & After-school Care – Riverwell Close, Dundalk, Co Louth
Hours: 20 hours per week - afternoons
To deliver an after-school programme for children and young people attending Edmund Rice Junior and Senior Schools. This will involve the implementation of a range of needs-led educational and recreational programmes in line with Better Outcomes Brighter Futures (The national policy framework for children and young people 2014-2020).
Core Duties & Responsibilities:
- To work in accordance with the values, principles and philosophy of Respond Support and Edmund Rice School.
- To deliver targeted and universal quality after-school programmes that are evidence-informed, needs led and promote better outcomes for all that attend the service.
- To operate within the policies and procedures and guidelines as stipulated by Respond Support.
- To engage with the young people to ensure that the service design is inclusive and supports any young person with additional needs or vulnerabilities.
- To treat the young people with dignity and respect, and work with awareness of group interests, special talents, needs, cultural backgrounds and individual learning styles.
- To plan, implement, document, and evaluate all programmes activities and practices to ensure that the services are achieving their goals.
- To motivate children to be physically active by implementing a variety of recreational activities.
- To work as part of a team, this will involve participating in planning sessions, team meetings, reviews and assisting with the running of the service in a collaborative manner.
- Manage the delivery of programmes in compliance with Respond Support’s safeguarding and health and safety standards, including the identification of potential risks and completion of relevant risk assessments.
- To be responsible for maintaining the accommodation from which the service is provided.
- To work in collaboration with the service manager in ensuring all reasonable measures are maintained to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the children attending the service.
- To work in partnership with parents in ensuring the service meets the needs of all those that attend.
- Participate in and avail of training and continuous professional development.
- To comply with Respond Support Child Protection and Welfare Policy.
- To comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988-2011, Freedom of Information Acts 1999-2014.
- To carry out any other duties that maybe assigned by line manager from time to time.
- Professional qualification in Youth Work, Social Care, Early Education or related field.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a community-focused youth work/childcare/family support/school setting.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, possess good leadership and facilitation skills
- Aptitude and empathy with children and young people
- Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office suite
- Report writing and administration skills
- Demonstrate a strong teamwork ethic and a capacity to work under own initiative.
- Garda Vetting will be required on an ongoing basis.
To apply please send a CV and a separate covering letter to email@example.com before the closing of business Friday 16th April 2021.