Wizard of Words

Vacancy for four project workers

Wizards of Words (WoW) is a school-based reading initiative developed by Barnardos. It is a targeted intergenerational paired reading programme whose purpose is to improve children’s overall reading achievement. The programme pairs first and second class students who are nominated by teachers for extra reading support. The trained volunteers meet with their child three times weekly for 30 minute sessions in a communal setting during school hours to provide individualised reading instruction and support.

The programme is currently delivered in 15 schools across Dublin as follows:11 in Dublin 11; 2 in Dublin 8; 1 in Dublin 10; 1 in Dublin 15). 

Barnardos is now recruiting four WoW Advisors to support the delivery and co-ordination of the Wizard of Words child literacy programme. Full details of theses vacancies (closing date 16 August) are posted on the Barnados website: Barnardos Wizards of Words Vacancy