Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme (YKABC) is recruiting for 2 positions

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YKABC is a community prevention and early intervention programme, working across four areas of the Northside of Cork City, which commenced in January 2015. The programme aims to measurably improve the lives of all children (pre-birth to six) and their families. It does this by building on the work of our many partners across services and disciplines through a whole community approach to transform the skills of parents and the workforce of all those who come into the life of the child. The Young Knocknaheey programme is underpinned by an innovative Infant Mental Health Framework and draws on best international evidence and practice

Northside Community Health Initiative (Cork) Ltd (NICHE) is the lead agency for YKABC

Young Knocknaheeny is funded by Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Atlantic Philanthropies under the Area Based Childhood Programme.

Young Knocknaheeny wishes to recruit for the following fixed term contract posts:

  • Infant-Parent Support Worker (FT 37 hours per week) – Salary €35,788

  • Infant-Parent Support Worker (PT 18.5 hours per week) – Salary €17,894

Both posts are will be offered on a fixed term basis to 31st December 2017, with continuation subject to funding.

NICHE is the lead agency for the Young Knocknaheeny ABC programme and therefore all contracts of employment will be with NICHE.

Please see Infant-Parent Support Worker job description for full details and application details.

Please apply in writing with a C.V. and cover letter, clearly setting out your interest, qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the role. The closing date for all applications is Friday 13th of October 2017 at 12 Midday (no late applications will be accepted).

Applications can be received by email to the email address below or by post to NICHE, HSE Building, Harbour View Road, Knocknaheeny, Cork T23 XY16

For the successful candidates these posts represent an exciting opportunity to be part an innovative team. The focus will be on integrating a reflective, evidence base to working across the community

with parents, practitioners, services and interagency groups to improve outcomes for children and contribute to the development of Young Knocknaheeny ABC.

NICHE is an equal opportunities employer

Shortlisting will apply

Prospective candidates for the Infant-Parent Support Worker posts please note that interviews will take place on Thursday 19th and Thursday 26th October 2017.

For further information please email