Relief Early Years Educators
Kilbarrack Foxfield Preschool
Kilbarrack Foxfield Preschool is a community Early Years’ Service with a strong ethos of providing high quality education and care for young children, working closely with families, engaging in multi-disciplinary cooperation and supporting early intervention. Since our foundation in 1974, we have developed into a service catering for children from two years of age to school age. We are a sessional preschool operating 3 morning and two afternoon sessions per day, 5 days per week. We close for school holidays (Easter, summer, etc.).We also run an after-school service which is very popular in the locality.
Role : Relief Staff
We are currently looking to recruit Relief Early Years Educators for our Centre. This panel will provide additional support to staff in our centre including holiday cover and short term absence.
This role is ideally suited to experienced Early Educators who prefer flexible working arrangements to suit their own lifestyle. The rate of pay is dependent on qualifications, experience and flexibility.
Qualifications and Skills
The requirements necessary for this position are:
A minimum qualification of between FETAC/QQI Level 5 and 8 in Childcare as recognised by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Fluent English and Good Communication Skills
Available to work some full days per week between the hours of 8.20 -6 p.m.
A team player
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working as a member of the Early Years team in the provision of a child centred, play-based programme
Participating in the planning, implementation, documentation and review of the services programmes, in line with Aistear and Siolta Frameworks
Observations of children’s learning, contribution to the updating of the children’s records as a basis for planning
Identification of additional needs and planning for appropriate interventions either within the services provided or in conjunction with external professionals
Regular reflection on and redesign of environments and playspaces in accordance with children’s needs and interests
Communicating with parents on an ongoing basis
Engaging with the local community, primary schools and other relevant organisations
Meeting and exceeding regulatory and inspection requirements
Ensuring all policies and procedures are implemented and reviewed as required
Maintaining confidentiality at all times and instil awareness in all staff of the importance of confidentiality in all matters
Maintaining the health and safety standards of the service in collaboration with the team
Participating in all training and workshops as arranged by the Manager
Committing to remaining abreast of relevant policy and research developments in the sector
Hosting and mentoring university students as part of their practice placement
Attending all team meetings, appraisals and supervision meetings as arranged by the Manager
Other duties that may be assigned by the Manager as appropriate
Closing Date: 23rd of March @ 5p.m.