Travellers of North Cork: Community Health Development Worker (Part time)

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TNC (Travellers of North Cork) Clg.

Are seeking to employ:

A  Part time Community Health Development Worker
(Part time - 17 hours per week)

Salary Scale: €34,021(pro rata). The post is permanent, subject to funding and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

The primary objective of this post is to lead in the development of local Traveller led groups in the five hubs in North Cork, to build their capacity to participate in the decision-making, planning, provision and delivery of appropriate health services for their community. This will lead to positive outcomes for the Traveller Community and positively influence and enhance their health and social gain (as identified in the priorities outlined in the All Ireland Traveller Health Study).

To work in conjunction with the TNC’s staff and Board of Management, HSE Primary Care Team, Community Works Department, Traveller Health Unit and other relevant stakeholders and agencies to enable Local Groups to access information and opportunities that will enable them to grow and develop.

We are looking for a Part Time Community Health Development Worker who has a qualification and experience in community development, primary health care, human rights or related field and who has a minimum of 3 years relevant experience working directly with the Traveller community.

Key Responsibilities shall include:

  • To directly engage with North Cork’s Traveller community, building positive relationship which will lead to empowerment and affect real social change.
  • To support Traveller participation with relevant statutory and non-statutory organisations and agencies in North Cork, across Cork county and nationally.
  • To support the TNC in ensuring the development of project activities so that the quality of  life of North Cork’s Traveller Community is improved through a series of health and community development initiatives.

As part of our initiative to promote and support Traveller leadership, we welcome applications from members of the Traveller community.

TNC (Travellers of North Cork) Clg. is a Traveller led human rights organisation, working in partnership with the settled community. We are committed to promoting a greater understanding of Traveller Rights and Culture and Traveller health needs. Our project operates as a Primary Health Care Project, which is a Traveller peer led programme, whereby Travellers engage and work with their own community, towards improving the health status (physical, social and mental wellbeing) of Travellers, and achieving equality of outcomes for the Traveller Community in North Cork.

Completed application forms and cover letter should be emailed to: travellersnorthcork@live.com

Or posted to: TNC, Riverside, Doneraile, County Cork

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 23rd September at 4pm.

These posts are funded by Traveller Health Unit / HSE South

Region: 

Cork

Expiry date: 

23/09/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

27/08/19
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