The Language Helpers Scheme outside the Gaeltacht is run by Glór na nGael on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and the Media, as a specific measure from the Action Plan 2018 – 2022 for the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030 .
Depending on the school, the Language Assistant will be responsible for:
The assistant will have to do vocabulary, sentences and expressions, games, storytelling, etc. with the children. The person appointed will work under the direction of the principal / class teacher and as a member of the school team.
It is essential that the person appointed has a good will for the Irish language as well as speaking accuracy. It would be an advantage for candidates to have a qualification in Irish or childcare, together with experience of working with children/teenagers and working as a member of a team, but this is not essential. A vetting will be carried out on a person who is appointed.
More information is available from Glór na n’Gael. If you are interested in the position, please complete this expression of interest form :
This post is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.
Glór na n’Gael is an equal opportunity employer