Job Details: Respond: After-school Project Worker - Dundalk


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Respond: After-school Project Worker - Dundalk
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JOB TITLE: _AFTER-SCHOOL PROJECT WORKER_

DEPARTMENT: Early Education & After-school Care – Riverwell Close,
Dundalk, Co Louth

HOURS: **Apply on the website** hours per week - afternoons

JOB PURPOSE:

To deliver an after-school programme for children and young people
attending Edmund Rice Junior and Senior Schools. This will involve the
implementation of a range of needs-led educational and recreational
programmes in line with Better Outcomes Brighter Futures (The national
policy framework for children and young people **Apply on the
website**).

CORE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

* To work in accordance with the values, principles and philosophy of
Respond Support and Edmund Rice School.
* To deliver targeted and universal quality after-school programmes
that are evidence-informed, needs led and promote better outcomes for
all that attend the service.
* To operate within the policies and procedures and guidelines as
stipulated by Respond Support.
* To engage with the young people to ensure that the service design
is inclusive and supports any young person with additional needs or
vulnerabilities.
* To treat the young people with dignity and respect, and work with
awareness of group interests, special talents, needs, cultural
backgrounds and individual learning styles.
* To plan, implement, document, and evaluate all programmes
activities and practices to ensure that the services are achieving
their goals.
* To motivate children to be physically active by implementing a
variety of recreational activities.
* To work as part of a team, this will involve participating in
planning sessions, team meetings, reviews and assisting with the
running of the service in a collaborative manner.
* Manage the delivery of programmes in compliance with Respond
Support’s safeguarding and health and safety standards, including
the identification of potential risks and completion of relevant risk
assessments.
* To be responsible for maintaining the accommodation from which the
service is provided.
* To work in collaboration with the service manager in ensuring all
reasonable measures are maintained to safeguard the health, safety and
welfare of the children attending the service.
* To work in partnership with parents in ensuring the service meets
the needs of all those that attend.
* Participate in and avail of training and continuous professional
development.
* To comply with Respond Support Child Protection and Welfare
Policy.
* To comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts
**Apply on the website**, Freedom of Information Acts **Apply on the
website**.
* To carry out any other duties that maybe assigned by line manager
from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

* Professional qualification in Youth Work, Social Care, Early
Education or related field.
* A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a community-focused
youth work/childcare/family support/school setting.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, possess good
leadership and facilitation skills
* Aptitude and empathy with children and young people
* Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office suite
* Report writing and administration skills
* Demonstrate a strong teamwork ethic and a capacity to work under
own initiative.
* Garda Vetting will be required on an ongoing basis.

_TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A CV AND A SEPARATE COVERING LETTER TO **APPLY
ON THE WEBSITE** BEFORE THE CLOSING OF BUSINESS FRIDAY **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**TH APRIL **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**._


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Type: Permanent
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Category: Others

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