Fr. McGrath Centre: School Age Childcare Position

School Age Childcare Position

The Fr. McGrath Centre is seeking to employ a part time afterschool room leader. We are a school-aged childcare service that provides care and support for families in the community.

This post will be responsible for the planning and implementation of activities based on the needs and abilities of the children in your care. The daily duties include ensuring the safety of all the children in the programme, serving after-school snacks, interacting with children and their families, working independently as well as with a team, and creating an enriching, fun and safe environment. This project’s aim is to combat educational and social disadvantage through targeted interventions.

  • The minimum qualifications required: QQI Level 6 or in Early Childhood Care and Education, Social Care or Youth work or experience in similar area.
  • Experience working with children and young people in a community-based setting is desired but not essential.
  • Other training may be required after employment begins.
  • This person needs to be available to work 20 hours, Monday – Friday (school year). Summer months we run a 6-week camp from 9-2 Mon – Thursday. We close for the last two weeks of August.

This position is ideal for someone who’s is looking to work with school aged children in the afternoon, is creative, child oriented, responsible and dedicated.

Applications should be made by forwarding a cover letter and CV by email to by Friday the 31st of March.

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Region: Kilkenny