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Claregalway, Co. Galway - with travel to Midlands, West & North West
|LocationClaregalway, Co. Galway - with travel to Midlands, West & North West|
|Employment typePart Time (32 hrs per week) and Fixed Term Contract to May 2022. Annualised Hours - In this role there are various peaks and troughs of demand, the co-ordinator will be required to work in excess of 32 hours per week at times and will have the benefit of reduced hours when schools are closed.|
|Salary€33,573 - €48,249|
|Contact PersonDeirdre Moran Tel: 01 4032080|
|Closing date12:00 PM, Friday 25 January, 2019.|
|Interview dateThursday 7th February 2019 in Dublin (please note, candidates will not be reimbursed for interview expenses). .|
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based programme that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the programme is a baby and parent who visit the classroom every three weeks over the school year. A trained Roots of Empathy Instructor coaches students to observe the baby's development and to label the baby's feelings. In this experiential learning, the baby is the "Teacher", which the instructor uses to help children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others.The programme is universal, can be delivered in any class in the primary cycle and contains 9 themes, spread out over 27 class room visits, with the instructor meeting the class pre and post the family visit to prepare and reinforce lessons using a specialised plan for each visit.
Barnardos has been the Lead Agency, managing the delivery of Roots of Empathy in Ireland since 2011 and the programme is currently operating in over 150 classes in primary schools across the country
This role is to expand the Barnardos Roots of Empathy Programme across the Midlands, West and North West over the next few years and will support the work of the Roots of Empathy team at National Level.
In this role there are various peaks and troughs of demand, the co-ordinator will be required to work in excess of 32 hours per week at times and will have the benefit of reduced hours when schools are closed.
Barnardos staff locally, regionally and nationally. The Barnardos Roots of Empathy national office and the Roots of Empathy international office, Instructors, statutory, voluntary and community agencies, Principals, Class Teachers and other school personnel and Roots of Empathy families.
|Post:||Roots of Empathy Co-ordinator|
|Location:||Claregalway, Co. Galway - with travel to Midlands, West & North West|
|Responsible to:||Roots of Empathy Project Leader|
|Works with:||Barnardos management and personnel, school personnel, Roots of Empathy personnel and other agencies|
To ensure the co-ordination, delivery and development of the Roots of Empathy (ROE) programme across a number of school sites in the Midlands, West and North West of the country and participate in the overall development of the programme.
Barnardos is the lead agency for the Roots of Empathy Programme in the Republic of Ireland. Roots of Empathy is a universal evidence based classroom programme that has demonstrated positive effects in reducing levels of aggression among school children by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. The ROE’s programme’s outcomes are to increase empathy, emotional development, knowledge, social understanding and pro social behaviours among peers whilst decreasing levels of aggression.
A baby and parent from the community come to the classroom regularly over the school year for a “classroom visit”. The baby is considered the “teacher”, but a trained ROE Instructor coaches children to observe the baby’s development and to label and understand the baby’s feelings. Through the baby, the children identify and reflect on their own feelings and the feelings of others through questions and prompting from the ROE Instructor. The ROE Instructor meets the class pre and post the family visit to prepare and reinforce lessons using a specialised plan for each visit
Relevant professional 3rd level qualification essential, for example: Bachelor of Education, Youth and Community Work, Psychology ,Social Work, Social Care, Child Care or equivalent
Leadership training highly desirable.
Full driving licence and access to the use of a suitably insured car essential.
The post holder is initially assigned to work in the Roots of Empathy service located in Claregalway. However, the post holder will be required to travel and occasionally work in other locations in the West and Midlands in line with organisational needs.
Applicants must complete this application form and submit it through our website before the closing date.
Applicants may also attach a CV or other supplementary information in respect of our application.
Attaching a CV alone will result in the applicant not being considered for shortlisting.
Shortlisting will apply
Candidates who are moved to the 2nd stage of our Recruitment process are required to complete a medical questionnaire and the E-Vetting process. References will be taken up at this stage.
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