Coolmine: Childcare Supervisor
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10d ago

Coolmine Therapeutic Community Childcare Supervisor Ashleigh House, Damastown, D 15

  • 12 month contract
  • Coolmine require a Childcare Supervisor for our Mother and Child Centre in Ashleigh House. This role will be for 35 hours per week for a 12 month period.

    The successful candidate will help ensure that we provide quality service to clients, their children and families / significant others in accordance with best practice in the area.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • To take day to day responsibility for children and staff
  • To key work individual children in order to meet their needs and to advocate on their behalf.
  • To lead ECCE Scheme provision for pre-schoolers (if required)
  • To ensure high standards of care at the service
  • To develop curricula in line with Aistear and Siolta
  • Adhere to Child Protection Policy of the service and report any concerns
  • Manage a budget and maintain accounts
  • Maintain all records as required by Pobal and the HSE
  • Represent the service during HSE and Pobal Inspections
  • Network with appropriate statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Ensure group is adequately insured and all safety equipment is maintained and regularly serviced ie., Fire equipment etc
  • To develop ongoing positive relationships with parents
  • To facilitate regular staff meetings
  • Maintain strict confidentiality, any breach of confidentiality about children or their families will constitute gross misconduct
  • Perform any other reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time
  • To gather information statistics and prepare reports as required.
  • To identify and document to the line manager any unmet needs of children within the service and to participate in the advocacy work of the agency.
  • Role Requirements

  • Commitment to the purpose of the service and to work within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations.
  • To hold regular supervision with childcare team.
  • To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews / evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice with your area of work and within the organisation as a whole.
  • To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner.
  • To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.
  • Have a flexible approach to the work in response to organisational change, development and review of best practice.
  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or other appropriate person.
  • To ensure service is inspection ready at all times.
  • Person Specification

  • Minimum FETAC Level 6 in Childcare.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in a similar role
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Kindness, warmth and responsiveness to the needs of children
  • Good Communication and Relating Skills with children, staff and parents
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Commitment to the delivery of quality services to children and their parents.
  • Ability to act on own initiative and consult where appropriate.
  • Ability to work under pressure, make decisions in consultation with the line manager when appropriate.
  • Extensive knowledge of Aistear, Siolta and the Pre-school regulations required.
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential for this post.
  • Ability to form objective relationships with children, parents, colleagues and other agencies while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Applications for this role should be made to Emma Timmins at emma including CV on or before Friday 20th of July

    Rate of Pay : On application

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