South Tipperary Development Company: Traveller Community Health Project Coordinator

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South Tipperary Development Company (STDC)

wishes to appoint:

TRAVELLER COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT COORDINATOR (TCHP) 21hours per week

Based in Clonmel and delivering services within the STDC Traveller Community Health Project catchment area, the Coordinator will work to support the Traveller Community Health Project (TCHP) team to deliver peer led health education, agreed health messages and health promotion activities to the Traveller community with the aim of improving health outcomes for the Traveller community as a whole.  

The Coordinator will adhere to Community Development and best practice principles in his/her work and will ensure that equality and anti-discrimination practice is promoted throughout the work of the Project.

The overall purpose of this post is: To coordinate and develop STDC’s Traveller Community Health Project so as to improve the overall health status of Travellers in STDC’s catchment area and  in line with the HSE Traveller Health Programme South East Community Healthcare (SECH).

ROLE / DUTIES / RESPONSIBIILITIES

1 Co-ordination

  • To co-ordinate, support and supervise the delivery of the HSE Traveller Health Programme South East Community Healthcare (SECH) through the Traveller Community Health Workers to ensure effective delivery of the work programme.
  • To liaise with team members to plan and deliver work programmes
  • To support the delivery of ongoing training to the Traveller Community Health Workers to ensure effective delivery of the work programme
  • To provide line management administration for the Traveller Community Health Project and workers
  • To support and supervise the delivery of health programmes with and by the Traveller Community Health Workers
  • To develop initiatives to respond to ongoing and emerging needs of the Traveller Community
  • To provide support and information to Travellers on a range of health services
  • To write and submit proposals for funding

2. Networking & interagency work

  • To engage with Traveller Community Health Workers and representatives of the Traveller Health Unit (THU) through participation in the Regional Traveller Health Network and to work with the staff of the THU in delivering the Traveller Health Programme
  • To liaise where appropriate with relevant HSE staff re appointment referrals to be delivered by the Traveller Community Health Workers.
  • To liaise and network with voluntary, community and statutory agencies and attend meetings as required.

3. Reporting

  • To ensure accurate and up to date records of the programmes are maintained
  • To collate statistics, return HSE Key Performance Indicators to the Traveller Health Unit of the HSE SECH and highlight benefits of the project.
  • To complete the RTHN quarterly reporting template

4. Other

  • •To support the undertaking of research into Traveller Health with a view to making contributions at policy level, particularly in relation promoting a greater understanding of Traveller related health issues
  • •Any other duties as may be assigned by your line manager from time to time

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal candidate:

  • Must have at least three years paid experience working in a similar role
  • Must have a relevant third level qualification in Community Development, Adult and Community Education, Health Promotion, Social Science or other related disciplines.
  • Must have an understanding of the impacts of social exclusion, discriminationand marginalisation particularly in the context of health inequalities.
  • Must have an understanding of the social determinants of health
  • Have a knowledge of strategies and policies relevant to the Traveller Community and Traveller health
  • Must be a good communicator, work well as part of a team but must also be able to use initiative as appropriate
  • Have an ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines
  • Have excellent planning, reporting  and organisation skills
  • Excellent IT skills and promotion skills

Other requirements

  • The successful candidate must be a car owner and have a full clean licence
  • Must be flexible and willing to work unsociable hours if required

Additional details

  • Shortlisting may apply
  • STDC is an equal opportunities employer
  • The successful candidate will report to the Social Inclusion Programme Manager
  • Garda Vetting will apply

Terms and Conditions
This is based on a 21-hour working week and contract is subject to continuance of funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Probationary period
This position is subject to the satisfactory completion of 6 months’ probation period. The company may decide to extend thisperiod

Funding
The post is funded through the Social Inclusion Unit of the Health Service Executive (HSE) South East Community Healthcare

How to Apply
Apply by email only enclosing a cover letter and CV to Anthony Powerat anthonypower@stdc.ie quoting Reference Number TCHP19 and mark your application Private and Confidential

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday September 17th at 5pm

Region: 

Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Expiry date: 

17/09/19

Date Entered/Updated: 

02/09/19
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