Early Years Assistant, Irvinestown

REF: EYA10/21 – Online application available at the foot of this posting.

The Cherish Sure Start progamme are seeking to recruit an Early Years Assistant to join a well established team based in Irvinestown .

The Developmental Programme for 2 – 3 year olds is for children in their pre ‘pre – school’ year and follows a set curriculum laid out by the Department of Education. The programme aims to develop improved language skills, improve physical development, enhance social and emotional development, foster greater independence, increase levels of attention and concentration and enable children to settle in quickly to their pre-school setting.

The EYA will need a sound knowledge of child development, and good observation and written skills to record and monitor progress accurately and provide action plans, reviews and reports for individual children, recognising different needs.

Applicants must have a QCG Level 5 Diploma in Childcare Learning and Development (Management) or equivalent OR currently undertaking a course of study that will lead to the QCF Level 5 qualification within two years from the date of appointment.

In addition, two years’ experience working in an Early Years setting.

Terms & Conditions

The position is part-time with 25 hours per week with a term time contract covering school terms (46 wks).

The Salary is based upon the equivalent NJC Scale 3 Point 5 £19,312 per annum Pro Rata.

The ARC have a work based pension scheme for staff.

PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION -APPLICANTS SHOULD DEMONSTRATE IN THEIR APPLICATIONS HOW THEY MEET THE PERSONNEL COMPETENCIES.

  • Ability to record and evaluate programmes of work
  • Excellent written and Oral Skills
  • Work as a member of a team,ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in partnership with parents that builds on the knowledge and skills of parents in relation to their own child
  • Can deal with challenging situations.
  • Basic IT skills 

Contact for Job description and personnel specification-  please email

Peggy.Carty@archlc.com

Personnel Admin

ARC Healthy Living Centre

116-122 Sallyswood

Irvinestown

Co. Fermangh

BT94 1HQ

Closing date for return of completed Applications: 5th November 2021 at 4pm

Date of interviews  are expected to be on 12th November 2021

ARC HLC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER