Child Support Worker Course - Ref No: 1009

Ref. No: 1009

Following the success of the  first Course for  Child Support Workers, the FES will be organising another course in conjunction with the Institute for Education. The aim of the course will be to address the role of the Child Support Worker within the services offered by FES, and prepare prospective applicants for the different scenarios faced within the centres.

These workers will be required to work a minimum of three shifts during Klabb 3-16 from October till June and on a daily basis during core hours for the Skolasajf period. 

The course will be delivered by a number of professionals in the field of Inclusive Education and will cover the following topics:

  • Creating an Inclusive Culture in the Classroom
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Support Procedures and Documentation
  • Supporting children with Individual Educational Needs
  • Communication Skills and Teamwork.  
  • Dealing with Children’s Difficulties in Communication
  • Supporting Children’s Participation in daily life through Sensory  Processing Knowledge.


The applicants need to satisfy the below criteria:-  

  • Having worked
    • a minimum of 6 months as PWs with FES and / or
    • as a  Child Support Worker during Skolasajf.
  •  Curriculum Vitae 
  • First Aid Certificate or a letter stating interest to attend a First Aid Course
  • Valid police conduct certificate issued within the last 6 months. In order to apply online for your police conduct please follow this link >

Those that have been selected to work during Skolasajf 2022 as Child Support Workers for the first time will be considered for the course, subject to availability. Also those who currently work as playworkers but will have the six months availability by the end of this Skolasajf will also be considered. 

The course, spread over two weeks (in the afternoon), will be in preparation for the launch of the CSW service during the Klabb 3-16 service during scholastic year 2022/2023. It is held online on Microsoft Teams. 

For further information about the course, or for queries about the contents and eligibility, one can send an email to  Kindly note that applications for  the course will be on a first come first served basis.

Application Process

Applications are to be submitted online including  a copy of original documentation required.  

Applications open between 14 March 2023 and 14 April 2023

Before proceeding with your application kindly confirm you have scanned copies of the following documents

  •  Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Recently updated
  •  Police Conduct - issued within the past six months
  •  First Aid Certificate or letter showing commitment to attend a First Aid Course provided by FES
  •  School Leaving Certificate
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