Clondalkin Travellers Development Group: Assistant Community Development Worker

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Clondalkin Travellers Development Group
Clondalkin Enterprise Centre, Neilstown Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Tel: 01-4575124/4579388 Fax 01-4573904
E-mail: ctdg@eircom.net

In partnership with Department of Justice and Clondalkin Travellers Development Group (CTDG) invites applications for the position of Assistant Community Development Worker in the Crossbar Bikes Project with a specific focus on Training, Employment & Enterprise.

WORKING HOURS: 14 hours weekly SALARY: €10,920.00 PA

OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • To coordinate a community business training initiative which exclusively targets Traveller community which is based on the Crossbar Bikes mechanics training initiative programme run by CTDG in conjunction with the Community Development Worker.
  • To actively engage Traveller participation in the programme on an ongoing basis and the training opportunities it will offer including a mentoring role into the Development Workers position in the future in a supportive environment which acknowledges Traveller tradition and culture in conjunction with current Development Workers position.
  • To provide individual support to participants to access further training and employment opportunities and entrepreneurial skills together with building and developing a local social enterprise in partnership with the Development Worker.
  • The role will be target driven and outcome based and aims to achieve a high standard of training and employability through internships/work placements/self-employment opportunities and these targets will be set in jointly with the Project Manager.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Development Worker and the Project Manager of Clondalkin Travellers Development Group.

The successful candidate will have:

  • At least 12 months 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.
  • Qualified City and Guilds BIKE MAINTENANCE & ELECTRIC BIKE MAINTENANCE 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.

Be willing to participate in training to ensure they will assist with the following

  • The ability to outreach and engage participants from a disadvantaged and marginalised community in the programme.
  • The ability to be target driven and outcome based and monitor and evaluate delivery of a programme.
  • The ability to facilitation and support programme tutors/trainers as well as managing 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, excellent administration skills and computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of health and safety requirements particularly in a work-shop setting.
  • The ability to work independently and manage a programme while also working within an overall organisational team.
  • Ability to source funding, complete funding applications and satisfy requirements of funders.
  • Be available to start in February/March.

Desirable Requirements:

  • A particular interest in working with bicycles, cycling and bicycle mechanics.
  • Previous experience of working in and/or managing a work-shop setting.
  • Previous experience of working with Travellers and Traveller men in particular.
  • Previous project participation & leadership within same.

To apply please send CV and cover letter by email to Doreen Carpenter at CTDG@eircom.net
or by post to
Doreen Carpenter, Project Coordinator, Clondalkin Travellers Development Group, 1, Clondalkin Enterprise Centre, Neilstown Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Closing Date for applications is 5pm Friday January 18th, 2019.

Late applications will not be considered.

This position is for 12 months, subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Clondalkin Travellers Development Group is an equal opportunities employer.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 21st January 2019.

Region: 

Dublin 22

Expiry date: 

18/01/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

07/01/19