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Barnardos: Administration Worker (Part-Time) - Clondalkin

Ireland’s leading children’s charity is recruiting: Administration Worker - Dublin Location: Newlands Cross, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin. Contract: Part-time (20 hours per week) and Permanent Salary: €13,359 - €20,695 D.O.E. This is the pro-rated salary for 20 hrs What does the Roots of Empathy project do? 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 120 classes in primary schools across the country. Barnardos has delivered the programme to over 10,000 primary children since 2011. Job purpose To provide an efficient and flexible administrative support service to the Roots of Empathy (ROE) programme in an integrated way within the wider organisation and nationally across schools that host the ROE programme. Personal attributes

  • Good communications and interpersonal skills

  • Awareness of confidentiality and the ability to deal with sensitive queries

  • Teamwork required and the ability to work in collaboration with others

  • Ability to work on own initiative and to consult where appropriate

  • Ability to prioritise competing demand

  • Flexibility and adaptability in terms of tasks and time is essential for this post.


  • Minimum of two year’s direct administration relevant experience essential.

  • Similar experience in a school setting or charity sector desirable.


  • Junior Cert or equivalent minimum level of education.

  • A working ability in IT Systems, word processing and finance skills are essential.

Full driving licence and access to the use of a suitably insured car essential. The post-holder is initially assigned to work in our Roots of Empathy service, based in Newlands cross, Clondalkin Co. Dublin but may be required in the future to work in other locations in the Dublin area in line with organisational needs. For full job description and to apply please visit Closing date: 12pm on Friday November 25th 2022 Interview date: Provisionally 1 December 2022 Shortlisting will apply (please note, CVs are not accepted on their own, candidates must complete and submit our application form through Barnardos website).

General Info Date Entered/Updated 11th Nov, 2022 Region Clondalkin, Co Dublin Expiry Date 25th Nov, 2022

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