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Clondalkin Travellers Development Group
Clondalkin Enterprise Centre, Neilstown Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01-4575124/4579388 Fax 01-4573904
In partnership with Department of Justice and Clondalkin Travellers Development Group (CTDG) invites applications for the position of Community Development Worker in the Crossbar Bikes Project with a specific focus on Training, Employment & Enterprise.
WORKING HOURS: 20 hours weekly
SALARY: €20,000.00 PA
OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- To coordinate a community business training initiative which primarily targets Traveller men which is based on the Crossbar Bikes mechanics training initiative programme run by CTDG.
- To actively engage Traveller men through outreach to participate in the programme and the training opportunities it will offer in a supportive environment which acknowledges Traveller tradition and culture.
- To provide essential individual support to participants to access further training and employment opportunities and entrepreneurial skills together with building and developing a local social enterprise based on the expert skills acquired.
- The role will be target driven and outcome based, which aims to achieve a high standard of training and employability possibility through work placements / internships initially or self-employment opportunities.
- There will be a definitive work plan to achieve these goals. Pre-defined aims and objectives that will be set, divided into clearly manageable and measureable tasks set down in weekly plans by the Project Manager and , monitored and assessed by the Project Manager and Crossbar Bikes Steering Committee on a monthly basis.
- A key role of this position is to provide mentorship and support for participants.
- Set up and maintain a trackable monthly stock take of Crossbar Bikes materials.
Responsible to: the Project Manager of Clondalkin Travellers Development Group & the Crossbar Bikes Steering Oversight Committee.
The successful candidate will have:
- Appropriate qualification together with at least 3 years’ experience in a community based setting working with marginalized / disadvantaged groups.
- Knowledge and experience of the social enterprise sector.
- Experience in coordinating a training programme/initiative.
- Knowledge of FETAC and other training programmes and initiatives together with knowledge of training accreditation.
- Knowledge of the vision of the ‘Men’s Shed’ model and how it might be used to build capacity for men from a disadvantaged minority.
- The ability to engage in outreach to get new participants from a disadvantaged and marginalised community in the programme on an ongoing regular basis.
- The ability to be target driven and outcome based and monitor and evaluate delivery of a programme.
- The ability to manage and support programme tutors/trainers as well as coordinating relationships among group participants.
- The ability to build relationships with other key stakeholders in the sector.
- Excellent communication skills both orally and in written form, reports, excellent administration skills and computer literacy skills.
- Proven track record of report writing, weekly work plan, monthly and quarterly reviews.
- Proven track record of meeting defined targets and outcomes.
- Assessing needs of participants with a view to addressing those needs with a clear work plan of outcomes.
- Knowledge of health and safety requirements particularly in a work-shop setting.
- The ability to work independently and coordinate a programme while also working within an overall organisational team.
- Ability to source funding, complete funding applications and satisfy requirements of funders.
- Have access to own independent transport.
- Be available to start late February / early March 2019.
- A particular interest in bicycles, cycling and bicycle mechanics.
- Previous experience of working in and/or coordinating a work-shop setting.
- Previous experience of working with Travellers and Traveller men in particular.
- Previous supervisory / coordination of a team experience.
- Previous support and supervision of staff.
- Previous project coordination experience of community based programmes/initiatives.
To apply please send a CV and cover letter by email to Doreen Carpenter at CTDG@eircom.net
or by post to
Doreen Carpenter, Project Manager, Clondalkin Travellers Development Group, Office Block 1, Clondalkin Enterprise Centre, Neilstown Road Clondalkin, Dublin 22 by 5 pm on Friday January 18th 2019.
Late applications will not be considered.
The contract for this position is for 12 months with a 6 month probationary period.
Clondalkin Travellers Development Group is an equal opportunities employer.
Interviews will take place week commencing Monday January 21st 2019.