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.
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.
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 coolminetc.ie including CV on or before Friday 20th of July
Rate of Pay : On application