Assistant Manager – Barrow Street
We are keen to develop the Assistant Manager into an eventual Branch Manager through on the job training and further education. You will be welcomed into a team culture that promotes new ideas and perspectives giving you autonomy and freedom to express yourself. Our everyday values are built around Happy Children, Happy Staff & Happy Parents, and we offer a positive work environment where all our staff can learn, develop and avail of opportunities as the business grows. We have a strong team with a friendly and supportive atmosphere, and we would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with children in your care, you are honest and transparent, and you are interested in joining our team.
The Deputy Manager will be accountable to the Creche Manager and General Manager-Operations, in the absence of the Manager.
To be a senior member of the Early Years team and take responsibility for assisting the Manager in ensuring that high quality care and best practice standards are maintained at all times.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
To act as the designated person in charge in the absence of the Manager.
To work closely with the Manager to ensure that good quality Early Years Care and School Age Care is delivered throughout the Creche.
To work with staff to provide a team approach to Early Years Care and Education and SAC of high standards.
To act as a positive role model to staff and to provide leadership and direction, particularly in the absence of the Manager.
To assist in the planning and implementation of an age-appropriate and stimulating programme of activities which will enhance the child’s natural growth and development and ensuring the Siolta and Aistear programmes are implemented. Have excellent knowledge and experience in the delivery of the Montessori method and equipment.
To be knowledgeable of all creche policies and procedures and follow them accordingly.
To be knowledgeable of Health and Safety policies and procedures and follow them accordingly.
To work in rooms directly with children, float between rooms to cover lunches, holidays and staff sickness when necessary.
To take on other responsibilities as reasonably requested by the Manager or General Manager – Operations.
Minimum FETAC/QQI Level 7 in Early Years Education.
Minimumm3 years’ experience working in childcare with different age groups in Ireland.
At least 1 year experience in a room leader role or similar in an Irish creche would be an advantage
Fluent in English written and spoken.
Flexibility, willingness, diplomacy, and ability to take on any role
Excellent organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and an ability to multi-task
Ability to work as part of a team and under self-directions
Ability to delegate and take constructive criticism.
A love and understanding to providing the highest quality of service for children and families in our care.
Full understanding of Early Years Child Care Regulation 2016 and School Age Child Care Regulation 2019.
Garda Vetting (and International police clearance where applicable) will also be required.
Computer skills to include knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point.
Preferably hold a valid FAR, Manual Handling, Children First.
If you meet the above requirements and would like to apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org