(04/01/18) The Larkin Childcare Facility is currently recruiting a strong, dynamic and experienced Early Years Practitioner for a well-established child care facility

    Minimum requirement QQI Level 6 with at least three years’ experience.
    All applicants are subject to Garda Vetting and two references are required for validation.

The Larkin Childcare Facility is committed to providing the highest quality childcare and early education. The service caters for 30 children, over two rooms, in a purpose built facility. The service is operational from 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. The Early Years practitioner will work in conjunction with the early year’s team to ensure the smooth operation of the early years’ service.

Applications must be made in writing only with a full curriculum vitae and cover letter to the following:
Maria Tyrrell
The Larkin Unemployed Centre
57 – 58 North Strand Road,
Dublin 3

Closing date: Wednesday 17th January 2018
Responsibilities

    To plan, prepare and implement a curriculum and activities that caters for the children’s developmental age, needs and interests
    To ensure full compliance with all record-keeping obligations and maintain a high standard of written reports
    To act as a positive role model for other early years practitioners, students, visitors and children
    To implement the curriculum, policies and procedures as documented in the Larkin Childcare Facility policies and procedures to ensure the service meets Tusla Pre-School Regulations
    To carry personal responsibility for compliance with Child Protection obligations
    To act as Key Worker for specific children
    To liaise with the parents/guardians of the children
    To work as part of a team and to contribute to team discussions
    To participate in staff meetings, training and CPD courses
    To maintain confidentiality at all times
    To ensure the safety and welfare of the children
    To create a safe, warm and a caring environment for the children
    To participate in the development of Early Years Policies where appropriate
    To carry out any other duties consistent with the role of Early Years Practitioner as requested by the Early Years Manager

Personal Attributes

Candidates must be

    Flexible and adaptable to emerging needs of the service and children
    Strong communication, both oral and written, with computer literacy skills
    Responsible and works on own initiative
    Committed to providing high quality early childhood education
    Enthusiastic
    Committed to continual professional development
    Warm, caring and friendly

Other Information

    This post has a 6 month probationary period pending a successful review after 3 months
    Hours are to be agreed in line with service delivery times and the needs of the service
    This Job Description may be reviewed from time to time in line with the needs of the service
    Remuneration discussed at interview stage