Tallaght Travellers Community Development Project: Vacancies

Tallaght Travellers Community Development Project Ltd.

 Are recruiting

About us:

The Tallaght Travellers Community Development CLG is a partnership between Travellers and settled people working together to create opportunities that enable Travellers to bring about improvements in their status, life chances and living conditions which validate and respect Travellers culture and ethnicity.

Vacancies

We currently have two vacancies:

  1. Primary Health Care Coordinator – Primary healthcare for Travellers project
  2. Men’s Health Worker

Primary Health Care Coordinator - Primary healthcare for Travellers project

The role:

To facilitate and support the promotion of a primary health care model to the Traveller Community through empowerment of Traveller Community Health Workers in addressing the health status of Travellers in the community.

Job specification

Candidates should have a background in the following areas; Public Health Nurse, Registered General Nurse, Community Health Project Personnel, Community Development Personnel or relevant others with a qualification in Health Promotion Community or Public Health and with 3 years’ experience working in a community setting or with marginalized groups.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Professional knowledge in the area of Health Promotion, Primary Health Care, Community Development and National Strategies with a focus to improving the quality of life of Irish Travellers marginalized groups
  • Evidence of being a team player and skills in partnership and team working essential · Evidence of effective planning, training and organizing skills
  • Ability to manage deadlines and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to creatively present information in a clear and concise manner, taking cognizance of culture and literacy ability
  • Ability to facilitate and manage individuals and groups
  • Evidence of ability to empathise with and treat colleagues and participants with dignity and respect
  • Awareness and appreciation of the needs of the community
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary team members
  • Be self-directed and motivated
  • Planning, training, leadership, documentation and report writing, research and analytical skills.
  • Experience of using information technology

Salary €36,400 

The contract for this position is for one year, with a six-month probationary period. Further extension may apply, dependent on funding.  This post is funded by the HSE/THU.

Men’s Health Worker

The role

To work on the areas of Traveller Men’s Health as outlined in the All Ireland Traveller Health Study, through working collaboratively with Traveller men and the agencies responsible for supporting Traveller Men’s health and though employing methods such as the Men’s Shed.

Job specification

  • A thorough understanding of Traveller men’s issues, particularly in relation to Traveller men’s health
  • Knowledge of the national policy pertaining to Traveller health (AITHS)
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and their impact on Travellers
  • Experience of community development work
  • Experience of working with Traveller Men or in a Traveller organisation
  • A demonstrable commitment to human rights and social justice and a commitment to work from an anti-racist and equality work perspective
  • Demonstrated capacity to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work with a wide range or stakeholders
  • Be dependable and flexible
  • Be prepared to travel as part of your work
  • Access to own transport with full clean driving licence

Salary €26,700

The contract for this position is for one year, with a six-month probationary period. Further extension may apply, dependent on funding.  This post is funded by the HSE/THU.

A full job description form for this position is available below.

For the Primary Health Care Coordinator position, please return completed applications form by email to accounts@tallaghttravellerscdp.com  no later than 4pm on Friday 9th of October 2020. Please use the subject line Primary health care Coordinator

For Men’s Health Worker please return completed applications by email to accounts@tallaghttravellerscdp.com no later than 4pm on Friday 9th  of October . Please use the subject line Men’s Health Worker.

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

TTCDP is an equal opportunities employer, who welcomes applications from members of the Traveller community

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
10th Sep, 2020
Region
Tallaght, Dublin
Expiry Date
9th Oct, 2020