Purpose of Position:

To deliver the Early Learning Initiative’s 0-2 Years Home Visiting Programme

Reporting to:              

  • 0-2 Years Coordinator
  • Assistant Director of the Early Learning Initiative 

Key Relationships:

  • 0-2 Years Coordinator
  • Assistant Director/Director of the Early Learning Initiative 
  • Early Learning Initiative team
  • National College of Ireland 
  • Families in Dublin’s Inner City and North Inner City

Key Responsibilities:

The role is to conduct hourly home visits with families of children aged one month to eighteen months. The role is to provide parents with opportunities to develop their knowledge of child development and parenting skills in a relaxed way.

 Each home visitor is responsible for:

  • This programme recognises that the parents are the expert of their own baby. The Home Visitor supports and extends this learning. 
  • Modelling best practice for families and offering appropriate information depending on the age and stage of the child.
  • Attend weekly supervision to reflect on previous home visits and plan for the following home visits. 
  • Facilitating mother and baby groups in the area.
  • Attending relevant training to upskill and provide up-to-date information to families.
  • Being vigilant in monitoring and responding to incidents in line with ‘Children’s First’ and the National Child Protection Guidelines. 

Skills and Experience Required: 

  • Relevant qualifications in early childcare and education.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with children and families in education.
  • Experience in working with children under the age of two years. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of College personnel, community stakeholders and other outside individuals/organisations.
  • Proven capacity to work independently and as part of a team in a cross disciplinary, integrated team, sharing roles and responsibilities.
  • Good time management, administrative and organisational skills.
  • Excellent behaviour management skills.
  • An interest in child development and family support. A willingness to attend ongoing training and development. 

Employment Conditions:

Contract: 1 year contract initially with possibility of renewal subject to ongoing funding 

Hours: Flexible options available, minimum 15 hours per week, comprising of hours for home visiting, supervision and preparation/recordkeeping. 

Annual Leave: 8% of hours worked

An Information session will be held for this role on Thursday 2nd May at 11am at NCI for interested parties, please contact eli@ncirl.ie for details. 

National College of Ireland’s mission is to widen participation in higher education and unlock each student's potential. The College offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills and self-confidence to change their lives, contribute to a knowledge based economy and become responsible, active citizens. 

Application Process:

To apply please e-mail your cover letter and CV both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI 1019 to: recruitment-cdolan@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 10th May 2024.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to a 0-2 Years Home Visitor – Early Learning Initiative, are based on the current stated role and objective of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process. 

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College. #LI-DNI

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 to 2014 as amended

Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities

NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.

Legal Basis for Processing

NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.

What we do with your data

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.


HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.

Sharing of your data

Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College.


Applicants can request and receive access to their data at any time and can request and receive a copy of this data, in electronic/transferable format.


Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.


Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.

Objection / Withdraw

Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process


Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

NCI Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500

And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority

Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28

Tel: +353 (0) 761 104 800

National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

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