Early Years Assistant

Website Togher Family Centre

 

Leap Into Your Future With Togher Family Centre

We are currently recruiting for both Part-time and Full-time Early Years Assistants

 

Who are we?

We are a community based non-profit organisation who are passionate about enhancing the lives of local children and families through education and support. Togher Family Centre has been serving the Togher community for almost 50 years. We offer a wide range of services including Early Years Education, Youth Services, Counselling, Child Contact and Family Support.

 

What we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who is committed in helping us deliver exceptional Early Years and Youth services . We want you to share in our mission. We want to “Empower, Deliver, Provide and Promote” children and families in the local community. You will need to be dedicated, flexible, energetic, creative and a team player.

 

What would the job involve?

We are currently recruiting for both part-time and full-time Early Years Assistants

Full time positions, 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Part-time positions: 16.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday

You will be working with children ranging from 1 to 5 years

You will need a minimum QQI Level 5 in Childcare

You will need at least 6 months experience working in an Early Years setting

This is a fixed term contract

Please see attached job description for further details

 

What’s in it for you?

We want to reward you for being a part of our team. To enhance your future with TFC and make it brighter we offer:

30 days annual leave ( pro-rata for part-time)

3 weeks paid sick pay (pro-rata for part-time)

A time off in Lieu (toil) system which allows you to build up additional hours which can be taken as time off

Continuous professional development using both internal and external resources

Access to LINC courses

Discretionary bonus scheme

Employee referral scheme

Annual team building experience and team outings

 

What is the next step?

Please send your CV and cover letter to hr@tfamc.ie

If successful, you will be contacted about an interview date.

 

But wait! There’s more……….

Everyone who has a successful interview will be invited to complete a 2-day paid trial at Togher Family Centre.

This will be an amazing opportunity to show off what is great about YOU while also being able to experience what is great about US.

You will need Garda Vetting in order to complete your trial period.

 

Closing Date: On Going Recruitment

Selection dates: 12/01/2023 and 10/02/2023

Interview dates: 20/01/2023 and 22/02/2023

Start Date: TBD

CV’s and Cover Letters are to be sent to hr@tfamc.ie (Please make it clear in the subject line which post you are applying for)

Please be aware that CV’s where the candidate targets their information to the essential and desirable criteria will receive higher consideration and will allow the interview panel to more accurately assess their suitability for the post

 

 

Job Description

Early Years Assistant

Role

The role of the Early Years Assistant is to work directly with the children and in

addition, to play an active part in the planning, execution and continuous improvement of the

early years programme at Togher Family Centre.

 

Experience

The applicant for this position must hold a minimum FETAC level 5 in Early Years. If you are unsure

of your qualification for this scheme please contact Cork City Childcare or your local childcare

company to clarify. The applicant must have a minimum of 6 months working experience in an Early

Years setting.

 

 

Main Responsibilities

Support for Children

·        To meet the needs of each individual child through the provision and development of

Quality Early Years programme in partnership with parent and guardians

·        To ensure the on-going development and delivery of a quality programme in line with best practice and in keeping with the ethos and philosophy of the family centre

·        To respect and treat as confidential any personal information regarding the children and their families within the parameters covered by the childcare legislation and in keeping with the centres code of practice in relation to confidentially

 

Support for Parents

·        To respect and value cultural and family diversity

·        The on-going provision of a warm, welcoming and friendly environment

·        To actively promote a ‘partnership with parents’ approach

·        To liaise with parents and guardians regarding their child’s developmental needs

 

Programme maintenance and development

·        To ensure that the Early Years curriculum provides each child with the opportunity to experience creative imaginative manipulative social and physical play and that they are given the opportunity to play with natural materials

·        To assist in planning preparation and evaluation of the Early Years programme

·        To promote and expand the centres healthy eating programme throughout the Early Years curriculum

·        To ensure that all equipment and resource materials are maintained to the highest standards if hygiene and safety

·        To ensure that Health and safety procedures are in place at all times for children and co- worker

 

Administration

·        To ensure that the records and individual plans for each child’s progression and development are maintained in line with current legislation, best practice and tin partnership with parents

·        Maintain control of fees in collaboration with the administration team

·        To maintain appropriate records in relation to health and safety in accordance with childcare regulation and to ensure ease of access to records by the authorised persons

·        To work as part of a team and attend core team meetings

 

Training and development

·        To actively participate in the daily end of session review

·        To attend regular supervisory sessions

·        To participate in ingoing training workshops seminars

·        To keep abreast of current development in the area of Early Years care, development and education

·        To actively participate in relevant childcare network

 

General

To undertake any other duties relevant to the post which is requested by the Early Years Supervisor or the Centre Manager

 

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