Early Childcare Years Practitioners; Level 5, 6 or equivalent

Glinisk Community Childcare, Glinsk
Glinsk Glinsk (Via Castlerea)
Glinsk Co Galway, CO.GALWAY F45PX24

Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Yes Garda Vetting
From €13 To €18.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Full-Time Permanent
No Travel Required

Job Description
Early Childcare Years Practitioners; Level 5, 6 or

Glinsk Community Childcare Centre Caisleán Óir wish to recruit a  Early Childcare
Practitioner. The role is full/part-time positions, additional Hours available within
afterschool area.

 All positions are subject to Garda Vetting, ICPC & Reference Validation
 Competitive pay:  Salary €13 -€18ph (depending on qualifications & experience)
 Employee Benefits: Up to 13 day sick pay in anyone year, Professional development,
Employee Assistance Programme, Career advancement opportunities, Staff Wellbeing
 Monday - Friday candidates must be available to work afternoons and outside of term
 Immediate start following completion of vetting process

Role Responsibilities: (Include, but not limited to)
 To provide excellence in role modelling best practice
 Candidate must be able to work and support our young babies/ toddlers as well as
other age groups.
 To maintain professional boundaries
 To follow the childcare policies, in line with the government guidance and statutory
requirements. This also includes Caisleán Óir policies and procedures.
 To facilitate the role of a Key person for a cohort of children. This involves facilitating
1:1 Key Person- Parent consultations, preparing learning stories/observations and
assessments of learning.
 To support and assist in the provision of high – quality Early Years care and learning
to children aged 0-6 years of age, in a therapeutic community setting.
 Provide the children with, reciprocal interactions with children.
 Support activities to benefit the child while delivering a play-based approach.
 Support children’s holistic development.
 Contribute to the process of Observation & Documentation- Including learning
stories and conducting observations & learning stories for children.
 Build effective forms of Communication among team members
 Liaise with the parents, staff and the inter-agency team where possible. Delivering, a
holistic approach that caters for the children accessing the Early Years Preschool &
 Engage with opportunities to upskill and access relevant training.

 Engage with Team Meetings and reflective practice.
 To be flexible and adaptable to suit the service needs when required.
 Practice and follow expected hygiene practices involving, good hand hygiene and
using Personal Protective Equipment.

Person Specification
 Candidates must hold a minimum of FETAC/QQI level 5/6 Early Years qualification
from a recognised body however a level 6/7/8 desired.
 Professional certification in Children’s First, First Aid and Hand hygiene to be
completed during recruitment or induction.
Competences Required
 Good interpersonal skills, team player, clear written and verbal communication skills.
 Committed to meeting the needs of children and parents

Personal Attributes
 Integrity, honesty, confidentiality and builds trust with others, ability to foster and
nurture reciprocal interactions with children & a team player and with flexible

Application Procedure:
To apply, please submit your updated CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant
experience and suitability for the role (full job description on request)
glinskchildcare@gmail.com. The closing date for applications extended to is 5 pm 24 th of
February 2024 , Interviews commencing shortly after. Shortlisted candidates
will be contacted for interviews. Canvasing will disqualify. A panel may be formed for
future positions. Probation period applies to successful applicant.
Join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community!
Glinisk Community Childcare, Glinsk
Louise McCahill
Glinsk Glinsk (Via Castlerea)
Glinsk Co Galway CO.GALWAY F45PX24