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Childcare Training and Employment Co-ordinator (CE Supervisor, temporary)

Applications are invited for the temporary post of

Childcare Training and Employment Co-ordinator (CE Supervisor, temporary)

 

Laois Partnership Company has responsibility for the delivery of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP 2018 – 2022), the Rural Development Programme (LEADER Programme), and a series of ancillary programmes in County Laois. We are seeking to recruit a temporary Childcare Training and Employment Co-ordinator to work on the Community Employment Childcare Project which is funded by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

 

The successful candidate’s role will be:

  • Co-ordinate the intake of CE applicants to the project and support the recruitment process.
  • To procure and co-ordinate the delivery of training programmes for CE participants.
  • Manage budgets available for training & materials.
  • Maintain financial records including wages, bank reconciliations, material claims to Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection etc
  • Explore job opportunities for learners by liaising with employers in the area with a view to supporting progression of participants.

 

Other responsibilities in this position will require the Officer to:-

  • Ensure that all support to childcare services is framed around Síolta and Aistear and includes advice around curriculum, planning, professional practice, legislative and human resource issues.
  • Undertake any other relevant tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

 

Conditions of Work

The successful candidate will be required to work 39 hours a week.

The contract will be on a month by month basis to cover sick leave.

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Major 3rd level qualification (NFQ Level 6 or higher) in Business/Financial Administration, Training, Human Resources, Project Management or related disciplines is required.
  • A nationally recognised qualification in Childcare/Early Years Education would be beneficial.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ supervisory experience
  • Experience in the design/delivery of Adult Education.
  • Expertise in financial record-keeping.
  • Previous experience of CE financial administration is desirable.
  • A demonstrated ability to understand the obstacles for an adult learner in returning to education.
  • Proven ability to maintain a computerised data system.
  • A working knowledge of the Childcare Industry would be beneficial.
  • Experience of working with statutory and non-statutory agencies.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent reporting skills and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • A current full clean driving licence and own transport is a requirement for this position.
  • Employment references will be sought from a successful applicant who is under consideration for appointment
  • Garda Vetting is a requirement for this position.

 

A Job Description can be obtained from Laois Partnership, Tel: 057-8661900 or e-mail: info@laoispartnership.ie

 

Please forward a full CV and a written letter of application to:

Ms Catherine Cowap, Social Inclusion Manager, Laois Partnership Company, Ground Floor, Block 2, County Hall, JFL Avenue. Portlaoise, Co Laois.

 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday the 20th May 2019 at 5pm

 

Canvassing will disqualify

 

Laois Partnership Company is an Equal Opportunities Employer

               

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Community Employment (CE) Training & Employment Co-ordinator (Temporary)

 

Position Information:

Job Title:         Community Employment (CE) Supervisor / Co-ordinator (Temporary)

Location:         Laois Partnership Company, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Reporting to:   The Social Inclusion Manager

 

Position Summary:

Laois Partnership Company sponsors the Community Employment programme for unemployed people who wish to pursue a career in childcare.  The Community Employment Education Co-ordinator will be responsible for the implementation and co-ordination of training and work experience for Community Employment Participants.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage budgets available for training and materials and financial records including bank reconciliations, wages, material claims etc.

 

  1. Co-ordinate the intake of CE applicants to the project and support the recruitment process.

 

  1. Conduct a Training Needs Analysis and agree an Individual Learner Plan (ILP) with each participant.

 

  1. Identify additional learning supports that may be required for the adult learner.

 

  1. Liaise with the Childcare Centre Managers in relation to the work placement of the participant (Liaise with providers, monitor participation and progression of training).

 

  1. To procure and co-ordinate the delivery of training programmes for CE participants.

 

  1. Support the learner in engaging in the training process. Assist in the learner in overcoming learning obstacles such as adult literacy difficulties.  Provide back-up tutorial support to participants where needed.  Be available to support and guide the learner in completing assignments to enable them to achieve their National Qualification.

 

  1. Create links with Adult Literacy training in the County.

 

  1. Conduct support and supervision meetings every 6 weeks with participants to plan work and targets, to review, evaluate and report on work in progress and give feedback.

 

  1. Ensure that all support to childcare services is framed around Síolta and Aistear and includes advice around curriculum, planning, professional practice, legislative and human resource issues.

 

  1. Commit to working collaboratively and linking effectively to other agencies (i.e. statutory and non-statutory agencies) for the purpose of promoting effective policies and quality services.

 

  1. Explore job opportunities for learners by liaising with employers in the area with a view to supporting progression of participants, and reporting to the sponsor.

 

  1. Ensure completed Individual Learner Plans using an in-house computerised data system.

 

  1. Undertake any other relevant tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

 

 

 

Duties and responsibilities of the post are likely to change with the on-going developments of the childcare sector and the changes taking place in childcare provision. The Co-ordinator must have a high level of flexibility and a willingness to accept on-going change in work practices and the ability to develop new approaches to their work.

 

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

Expertise in financial record-keeping and spreadsheets

Good working knowledge of the Childcare Industry

Experience in managing Staff

Experience in the delivery of Adult Education

A demonstrated ability to understand the obstacles for an adult learner in returning to education

Experience of working with statutory and non-statutory agencies

Excellent communication skills

Excellent reporting skills and the ability to work to deadlines.

A current full clean driving licence and own transport is a requirement for this position.

 

Education:

The Co-ordinator must possess a minimum of a Major 3rd level qualification (NFQ Level 6 or higher) in Business/Financial Administration, Training, Human Resources, Project Management or related disciplines.

A nationally recognised qualification in Childcare/Early Years Education would be beneficial.

 

Hours of Work

Hours will accumulate to 39 Hours per week, Monday – Friday.

Salary €639.61 per week.

 

 

Note:

Garda Vetting is a requirement for this position and short listing will apply.

The Vacancy will be from month to month to cover a sick leave.