Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Childcare Worker (Maternity Cover)

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Childcare Worker (Maternity Cover)

Reference No: CCWMCSTJSE0122
Location: St. Josephs’ Childcare Centre, Waterford (South East Region)
Duration: Specific Purpose- Maternity Cover
Hours: 20 hours per week
Published: Friday 14th January 2022
Closing Date: 4 pm Friday 28th January 2022

The main purpose of the Childcare Worker role is to provide quality early childhood care and education to children and to guide and supervise children in a safe and caring environment.

The ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Minimum FETAC Level 6
  • Preferably 1 year of experience in relevant childcare role
  • Be a strong team player who enjoys being around children.
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Display enthusiasm and an interest in supporting and empowering young children and their families
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent listening and supportive skills.
  • Be patient with a well-developed sense of humour.
  • Have a child centred approach to activities, being imaginative and creative in delivering activities
  • Knowledge of needs and issues of the poor and disadvantaged.
  • Knowledge of Aisteoir, Siolta, Better Start programmes and AIM.
  • Good knowledge of underlying principles in early years education/afterschool.
  • Knowledge of Covid-19 health and safety measures.

Life at SVP – Why work for us?

SVP Benefits

  • 23 days annual leave to start
  • Pension: 5% employer and employee contribution with an option to increase to 7%.
  • 2 discretionary days (Good Friday & Christmas Eve)
  • Group discount for Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF)
  • Paid Sick Leave (following probation period with entitlement increasing with length of service)
  • Education Support for job relevant courses
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity Leave (18 weeks full maternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service & 2 weeks full paternity leave pay for staff with more than 12 months service
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you have the desire to join one of Ireland’s best known, trusted and respected not-for-profit organisations, please go to for details on how to apply, including full job description and application form. You can apply online directly at or post your completed application form to Human Resources, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted.

SVP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Date Entered/Updated
14th Jan, 2022
Expiry Date
28th Jan, 2022