Barnardos: Programme Assistants x 2 - Limerick South Family Support Service


Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting:

Programme Assistant (2 Posts), Limerick

Location: Limerick South Family Support Service
Contract: Fixed term to end June 2022 and Part-time 14 hours per week
Salary: €8,773 - €10,831 DOE, This is the pro-rata salary for 14 hours per week.

Limerick South Family Support Project :

Barnardos has two family support projects in Limerick, one called Limerick South, based in Southill and the other called Limerick North, with bases at Moyross and Islandgate.
Barnardos services have the goals of improving the emotional well-being of children, and improving their capacity for learning and development. Barnardos is committed to inter-agency working and a partnership based approach with families.Barnardos Family Support Service offers direct support to families to address the needs of children. The types of intervention usually include individual work with a child and/or a parent; parent and child work; family work; group work with children and adults, drop-in information and advice, and community activities. The types of support provided often include parenting support, practical support, and support to children in terms of managing behaviour, identity work, self-esteem work, sibling work, and other issues as they arise.

What will the Programme Assistant do?

Working with your colleagues and other agencies, the Programme Assistant works to provide a safe, child centred environment/experience to children attending the After school groups.

Job purpose

To provide a safe, child centred environment/experience to children in the context of the service in which you work and appropriate to the role.

Personal attributes

  • Commitment to provide a quality service to children
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of confidentiality and the ability to deal with sensitive issues including child protection concerns
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential attributes in this role.


  • Experience of working with children for a minimum of 6 months is essential.
  • Relevant voluntary work may be considered.


  • Recognised qualification (min FETAC Level 5 on the NFQ) that is approved under the Early Years (Preschool) Regulations.

The postholder is initially assigned to work in the Limerick South Afterschools service but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Limerick area in line with organisational needs.

For full job description and to apply please visit

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Interview date: TBC

Shortlisting will apply (please note, CVs are not accepted on their own, candidates must complete and submit our application form through Barnardos website).

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
3rd Aug, 2021
Expiry Date
22nd Sep, 2021