We at the JobBridge Policy Unit have received communication from both the Department of Education & Science and IMPACT Union to advise that there is no grade or post of Class Room Assistant within the Irish Education system.
In light of this information and advice the recent advertisement for an Internship as a Classroom Assistant cannot continue to be advertised as a JobBridge, National Internship.
Internships are designed to provide real world experience to those looking to explore or gain relevant knowledge and skills to enter that particular career. The primary focus should be to get on the job training and take what has been learned in previous workplace settings, education and training to allow the Intern to move into employment.
As the job/career of a classroom assistant does not exist we cannot allow in good faith internships to take place under this heading. We regret any inconvenience that this may have caused and you may contact the Department of Education & Science or IMPACT if you have any queries.