Assistant Manager of Childcare Services
Paula was promoted to Assistant Manager of Childcare Services in Saoirse in 2020.
She began her career as a childcare worker with Saoirse’s Women’s Refuge in 2006 She now manages the childcare services in both refuges. She played a big part in developing the Child Protection policy for Saoirse.
Paula has worked in childcare for over 20 years. Prior to coming to Saoirse she worked in the Homeless services. She is passionate about children’s rights and giving children a voice within Saoirse’s services. She has a keen interest in child development and with her team strives to ensure that vulnerable children are protected and encouraged to reach their full potential.
Paula also holds the role of Designated Liaison Person (DLP) in Saoirse overseeing the safeguarding of both children and adult clients and ensuring that there is a high level of child protection and awareness throughout the organisation.
Paula holds a degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and has a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She also has a certificate in therapeutic play skills.