Job Details: Sophia Housing Association: Childcare Worker (Part Time)


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Sophia Housing Association: Childcare Worker (Part Time)
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ABOUT SOPHIA

Sophia is a national organisation that has been supporting people as
they emerge from homelessness since **Apply on the website**.
Responding to an ever-growing need in Ireland, Sophia supported
1,**Apply on the website** people in **Apply on the website** which is
an increase of **Apply on the website**% in the number of people
supported since **Apply on the website**.

Sophia is a niche service provider for two reasons; Firstly, it sees
the provision of home of one’s own as the primary response to
homelessness and the intervention that Sophia is exclusively focused
on. Secondly as an Approved Housing Body, its core mission is to
provide homes for individuals, couples and families who not only need
a home but also present with other support needs.

Sophia recognises that homelessness can have a traumatic impact on
people and that services need to be designed and delivered in a trauma
informed way.

We aim to provide safe and innovative projects for vulnerable families
and individuals which will enable them to make a positive difference
in their lives.

SOPHIA HOUSING ASSOCIATION IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING
POSITION:

PART TIME CHILDCARE WORKER

SOPHIA NURTURING CENTRE, CORK STREET, DUBLIN 8

REPORTING TO Childcare and Nurturing Centre Manager, Cork St
CONTRACT Specified Purpose (maternity leave cover)
HOURS **Apply on the website** hrs per week (Monday to Friday):
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-1pm,
Tuesday and Thursday 9am-5pm
SALARY €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** per annum

JOB PURPOSE To undertake the role of room leader in the day to day
running of Sophia Childcare Service working with the children and
families in a holistic way.

AREAS OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Services, Human Resources,
Finance, Health and Safety Development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES SERVICES

* To commit to the objectives and ethos of Sophia
* To ensure best practice in the delivery of Children’s Services.
* To work in accordance with Government legislation and policy.
* To work in accordance with Sophia and Policies and Procedures.
* To work in a holistic way with children and families individually
and in groups.
* To work with the Childcare and Support team to develop a plan for
child development and play activities for the varying age groups.
* To develop individual Care Plans for the children.
* To ensure that all children, parents and visitors are welcomed
into the service.
* To involve the children in decision making as appropriate to their
age and understanding.
* To monitor and maintain appropriate written records of work with
the child.
* To be vigilant and monitor for signs of NAI, sexual abuse, neglect
and report any concerns to the Childcare and Nurturing Centre Manager
or in her absence the Childcare Resource Coordinator, Project Manager
or Head of Services.
* To record concerns promptly and accurately. To consult with the
Designated Person and take appropriate action in accordance with
Sophia Child Protection policy
* To lead and work with the team to develop an appropriate
Curriculum and ensure that it is informed by Aistear the National
Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta the National Quality
Framework for Early Childhood Education
* To assist in the planning and supervision of children in relation
to offsite activities and outings.
* To work in accordance with agreed shift hours.

HUMAN RESOURCES

* To assist in the induction and on-going training, support and
direction of employees, Volunteers, Students and trainees of Sophia
* Delegate appropriate responsibility and authority to the level of
staff under their direction consistent with effective decision making
while retaining overall responsibility and accountability for results.

FINANCE

* To be aware of the approved budget based on the information
provided by the Finance Department, Childcare and Nurturing Centre
Manager
* Child Attendance to be accurately recorded and forwarded to the
Childcare and Nurturing Centre Manager as required by Government
funding compliance.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

* To ensure that necessary fire, health and safety policies and
procedures are in place and adhered to.
* To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained
at all times.
* To ensure appropriate procedures are in place for responding to
emergencies within the Project.

DEVELOPMENT

* To attend other agency meetings as appropriate and to work
effectively with relevant personnel within Sophia.
* To contribute to policy development and review within the agency.
* To attend training courses and relevant evening meetings relating
to the provision of Childcare Services in order to ensure that a high
quality service is maintained and for professional development.
* To monitor and review service provision to ensure high standards
of childcare, education and welfare are in place.
* Undertake regular service evaluation in consultation with service
users and staff.
* To participate in regular support and supervision.
* To undertake other work that may be assigned from time to time.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

QUALIFICATION

* A minimum qualification of Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and
Education or equivalent - approved by the Dept. of Children, Equality,
Disability, Integration and Youth is essential.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

* At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role.
* Experience of working with pre-school and school aged children.
* Experience of working with parents as partners.
* A good working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear.
* Knowledge of the Child Care Act **Apply on the website** [Early
Years Services) Regulations **Apply on the website** and the National
Quality Framework.
* A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the
duties and responsibilities under Children First
* Computer skills- knowledge of word is essential.
* First Aid Qualification is desirable.
* An inclusive child centred approach to practice.
* Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs.
* A flexible approach to work
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* An ability to work in partnership with the team.
* Excellent organisational skills.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please forward a Cover Letter and CV to **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**

The closing date for receipt of applications is MONDAY, 6TH FEBRUARY
**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**


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