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

Job Purpose:

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.

Person Specification:

  • 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 before the closing of business Friday 16th April 2021.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
1st Apr, 2021
Co Louth
Expiry Date
16th Apr, 2021