Why work at Barnardos?
At Barnardos we seek to ensure that we have the best people working with us to support our work with children and families. The benefits of working with Barnardos are designed to promote continual professional development and a work-life balance for the most rewarding working experience.
· Barnardos offers a competitive salary – recognising the experience you bring to the role
· Generous annual leave entitlements
· Positive working environment with family friendly ethos and work - life balance policy
· Tax saver travel and bike to work schemes in operation
· Employee Pension scheme with employer contribution
· Training and Development
· Health and Wellbeing initiatives including Employee Assistance programme
What does our service do?
We work in partnership with children, families and relevant services to provide the opportunities for children who are facing adversity to reach their full potential.
We seek to improve developmental outcomes for children aged 2 - 5 years. We seek to maximise the capacity of families/carers to meet their children’s needs by offering an early intervention service with targeted support for individual children and a bundle of integrated wraparound family support services for their families.
Specific attention is given to those families where child protection or welfare concerns exist, working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families. We specifically focus on parenting skills and child/parent relationships in order to reduce subsequent difficulties for children.
Our overall aims are:
- To increase children’s emotional wellbeing
- To improve children’s learning and development
What will the Programme Assistant do?
The Programme Assistant will work in the Early Years pre-school service helping to provide a safe, child-centred pre-school environment to children attending Millbrook. This Access Inclusion Model (AIM funded) role will specifically focus on supporting a child and their group to engage in the daily routine and curriculum, while also supporting the children’s emerging interests. The post-holder will work closely in partnership with the wider pre-school team to ensure that the pre-school curriculum is implemented and appropriate individual planning & support for children is provided.
Who do we work with?
Barnardos works in partnership with children, families, and relevant statutory & voluntary services to provide the necessary opportunities for children to reach their potential.
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.
· 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 / placements may be considered.
Recognised qualification (min level 5 on the QQI) that is approved under the Early Years’ (Preschool) Regulations.
The post-holder is initially assigned to work in the Millbrook service but may be required in the future to work in other project(s) in the Dublin area in line with Organisational needs.
Barnardos is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.
For full job description and to apply please visit Current Job Vacancies – Barnardos
Closing date: 5pm Thursday 30 November 2023
Interview date: 8December 2023
Shortlisting will apply (please note, CVs are not accepted on their own, candidates must complete and submit our application form through Barnardos website).