Position: Operations Manager

Department: Togher Family Centre

Elaine co-ordinates: the operations of the Early Years Team, Family Support Service, Youth Services and various innovative projects throughout the service.

Elaine Barry has been working at Togher Family Centre since 2011. She has significant front-line experience including 13 years’ working in Early Years Education with children from the ages of 6 months to 5 years. In addition to her Operations role Elaine has also been a part of the research team in Togher Family Centre contributing to the publications “We Shout A Little Louder (2016)” and the “A Case of Mistaken Identity (2015)”. Elaine has completed training in numerous Early Years courses enhancing her role in the organisation.

Relevant Qualification

M.A in Management in the Voluntary and Community sector (Level 9)

Other Qualifications Include:

  • PGDip in Leadership and Advocacy in Early Years (Level 9)
  • B.A. in Arts in Social Care (Level 8)
  • Certificate in Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (Level 6)

Checklist Training

  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Warden Training
  • First Aid Responder
  • Children First
  • CFR Community – Salbutamol
  • CFR Community – Epi Pen

Additional Training

  • Highscope 
  • Smart Start 
  • Child Protection 
  • Elkan 
  • Parent Plus Facilitator 
  • Domestic Violence 
  • Supervised Access 

Special Interest

Elaine’s areas of special interest include innovative work activities that involve starting up and carrying out projects, specifically within the Early Years and Community and Voluntary Sector. She likes to lead and support colleagues in their roles to make decisions. Elaine plays a critical role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organisation. She ensures that compliance is efficiently and effectively implemented, meeting national standards.

1A Glentrasna Drive

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1A Glentrasna Drive, on the northside of Cork City, houses our Glentrasna Early Years service and a branch of Togher Contact Centre.

Tús an Bhothair

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Our Tús an Bhothair Early Years service is located on the grounds of Togher boys primary school with its own entrance via the church car park.

Cur Le Chéile

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Our Cur Le Chéile Eary Years Service is located on the grounds of Togher Girls Primary School.

Togher Family Support

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We provide a supportive space where parents can be heard. Our hope is that parents can get the support they need when they need it, not when things may have…

Togher Counselling Service

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Togher Counselling and Therapy services are located in our Main Centre in Maglin Grove and Tom O’Sullivan House – our Shournagh Grove premises. Our professional counsellors specialise in various areas…

Togher Contact Centre

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Togher Contact Centre provides an opportunity for children, their parents, and extended family members to meet in a safe, neutral environment. Child contact visits are supervised by our experienced and…