Dublin 7 School Completion Programme: Vacancies

Children’s Literacy Programme

The Dublin 7 School Completion Programme: Doodle Den Facilitator Posts- Part-time and Relief

Youth/Community or Primary/Montessori Teacher- Part-time

Primary/Montessori Teacher-Part time Job share

Youth Worker/Community Worker or Primary School/Montessori Teacher Facilitator – Relief

The Dublin 7 School Completion Programme is seeking to recruit Community/Youth Workers/Montessori Teachers/Primary School Teachers to make up a relief panel for an exciting literacy programme for Senior Infants in the Dublin 7 area. Doodle Den is an after-school programme that aims to improve children’s overall literacy skills. The programme is run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 1.5 hours between the hours of 1.15pm and 3.30 pm.

Job Description

Position: Facilitator for Doodle Den

Responsible to: Doodle Den Coordinator

Hourly Rate: 31.63 euro per hour

Job Purpose: Facilitator Part-time
To facilitate Doodle Den 3 afternoons per week for Senior Infant children in a manner that is responsive to the needs of children and families, following the Doodle Den Manual.

Job Purpose: Facilitator Part-time, Job Share
To facilitate Doodle Den 1-2 afternoons per week for Senior Infant children in a manner that is responsive to the needs of children and families, following the Doodle Den Manual.

Job Purpose: Relief
To provide relief cover to facilitate Doodle Den, an evidence-based after school literacy programme for Senior Infant children on an as needed basis. From time to time vacancies may arise which may be filled from the panel.

Duties and responsibilities of Doodle Den facilitators

Child Contact:

  • Co-facilitating sessions of the literacy programme and ensuring fidelity of service delivery to the Doodle Den Manual
  • Organising the learning environment and materials as per the manual
  • Ensuring the provision of one healthy snack daily
  • To follow up non-attendance of participants and identify any supports required for participants to attend
  • Working with children according to best practice in a child-centered way
  • Being vigilant in monitoring and responding to incidents of non-accidental injury, suspected child abuse, or developmental delay in line 'Children First', the National Child Protection Guidelines
  • Liaising with, and making referrals to, other agencies and groups
  • Attending supervision and team meetings

Family Contact:

  • Planning and implementing family sessions.
  • Co-facilitating the parent component of the programme, which is comprised of at least six sessions with a maximum of 12 sessions over the programme year to facilitate all parents to attend.
  • Contacting parents and engaging with parents in order to achieve the aims of the service, including follow-up with non-attendees.

Professional responsibilities:

  • Actively participating in communities of Practice for Doodle Den
  • Complete weekly planning and reflective tools
  • Complete appropriate records re: attendance, referrals, assessment etc.
  • Adhere to finance procedures
  • Any other duties as requested.
  • Part-time: The post is for a sessional position, 7 hours per week, an additional 21.5 hours per year to facilitate parent and family sessions and attendance at communities of practice meetings will also be required.
  • Job Share: The post is for a job share of the above position, either one day per week (Tuesdays) or one day/two days alternate weeks.
  • Relief: The post is on an as needed basis, to provide cover or extra assistance to the Doodle Den facilitators. Maximum of 7 hours per week plus occasional extra hours as above. No minimum hours.
  • This job description will be reviewed from time to time in line with the needs of the work.

Community/Youth Worker Qualifications:

  • To have a Third Level qualification in Social Care/Youth Work or in exceptional circumstances a FETAC Level 6 in a relevant area or a Third Level qualification in Early Years

Experience:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience of working with children and families in group work /family support settings.
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Experience of establishing contacts and networking with other agencies and groups.
  • Ability to keep records and appropriate documentation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work closely with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience engaging with parents.
  • Experience working with children aged 5-6

Teacher Facilitator

Qualifications:

  • Primary School or Montessori Teaching Qualification

Experience:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience of working with children and families in education.
  • Experience in teaching senior infant classes preferred.
  • Experience of establishing contacts and networking with other agencies and groups.
  • Ability to keep records and appropriate documentation.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work closely with an interdisciplinary team.
  • An interest in literacy as demonstrated by being a member of literacy organisation or by having attended training/course outside of in-service training related to literacy is also preferred.

Attributes:

  • Initiative, flexibility, ability to work cooperatively and to be a self-starter. Commitment to evidence-based practice and openness to new ways of working.
  • Competency in ‘soft skills’ including the ability to provide an open and welcoming environment to marginalised students and their families
  • Strong communication skills

The Closing Date for applications is Monday, 16th August. Short listing may apply. Interviews will take place the following week. Short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. The successful candidate(s) will be appointed subject to Garda vetting and reference checks. Appointees must be available for training on 3rd and 4th September via Zoom.

Application form and cover letter should be sent by email to the Co-ordinator: dublin7doodleden@gmail.com

Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for part time, job share, or relief.

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General Info

Date Entered/Updated
19th Jul, 2021
Region
Dublin 7
Expiry Date
16th Aug, 2021