Job Details: South Dublin County Partnership: Community Food and Nutrition Worker


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South Dublin County Partnership: Community Food and Nutrition Worker
[South Dublin County Partnership]

COMMUNITY FOOD AND NUTRITION WORKER

FULL TIME POSITION

LOCATION: TALLAGHT/CLONDALKIN

REPORTS TO: SENIOR MANAGER HEALTH AND WELLBEING.

CONTRACT: 1 YEAR CONTRACT.

SDCP HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

We aim to provide people with the information, guidance, support,
skills, and services that will empower them to strengthen their health
and wellbeing. In SDCP we base our work on the Social Determinates of
Health, we offer a large range of health initiatives to help our
communities help themselves maintain good health and prevent ill
health. We have a multi-disciplinary team whose skills and knowledge
ensure that we are meeting the Health and Wellbeing needs of the
people we support.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF POST

Food poverty is the inability of individuals and households to secure
an adequate and nutritious diet. It can affect those living on low
incomes, with limited access to transport and poor cooking skills.
Although the cost of healthy food is a major factor, the inability to
access a healthy diet is a complex issue that incorporates education,
transport, literacy, culture and environmental planning. Poor diet is
a major public health issue linked with increased rates of obesity and
chronic disease. In Ireland, poor diets are low in fruit and
vegetables, fibre-rich foods and oily fish, and are high in energy,
saturated fats, salts and sugars due to high intake of confectionary
and processed foods. The Irish population is reflects this dietary
pattern; with **Apply on the website**% of people consuming
“unhealthy foods” on a daily basis and just **Apply on the
website**% of the population consuming the recommended 5+ portions of
fruit and vegetables.

The purpose of the post is to provide capacity for the Sláintecare
Healthy Communities to improve community health and wellbeing in the
designated Healthy Community areas by addressing the issues of poor
diet and food poverty. This is not a clinical role.

THE POST-HOLDER WILL:

* work within the SDCP Health and Wellbeing Team to support the needs
of the local communities within the allocated Slaintecare Healthy
Community Sites. Work with colleagues to pilot or improve programmes
tackling food poverty and other relevant issues affecting
disadvantaged groups;
* work with and support a range statutory and community
organisations to develop and implement evidence based effective
responses to improving the food environment in communities, addressing
food poverty and reducing health inequalities as part of Sláintecare
Healthy Communities and where appropriate in collaboration with
_safe_food funded Community Food Initiative;
* support the delivery of Healthy Food for Life guidelines focused
workshops and community programmes including Healthy Food Made Easy,
weaning workshops, healthy eating for older adults to develop the
health awareness of individuals, groups and organisations and
empowering them to make healthier food choices;
* co-ordinate the activation of agreed national campaigns that
address healthy lifestyles and Healthy Food for Life guidelines in
local communities; and
* work with the HSE national co-ordinator to identify and respond to
training needs and resource development arising from strategic
national and local agendas, and participate in agreed networks and
collaborations.
* This is not an exhaustive list of duties and as this is a newly
developing role it is expected that the duties will evolve and change.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The minimum eligibility criteria for the post include that candidates
must have at the latest date of application:

_1. QUALIFICATIONS_

A minimum of a Level 8 qualification in the area nutrition and health.

Candidates must demonstrate all of the following as relevant to the
role:

* Significant work experience in a role that has involved health
promotion and improvement
* Experience in the area of health behaviour change
* Experience of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
* Have the requisite knowledge for the proper discharge of the
duties of the office

_2. EXPERIENCE_

At least 3 years experience in a role that has involved:

* health promotion and improvement, specifically in a community
setting an advantage.
* health behaviour change,
* working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
* Experience
* Excellent communication and presentation skills, and
* Experience working with pilot/Innovative programmes

_3. HEALTH_

A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully
competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office
and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable
prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should pay particular attention to the essential and
desirable criteria in the job description, your suitability and why
you are the best candidate for this post in question.

Please send three copies of your up-to-date detailed CV (no more than
2 pages) and cover letter accompanied with completed confidential form
marked Community Food and Nutrition Worker
Ref: **Apply on the website**/**Apply on the website** to:
Administration & Operations Department, South Dublin County
Partnership, Unit D1, Nangor Road Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin
**Apply on the website**
OR alternatively email your application to **Apply on the
website** – subject box to be marked COMMUNITY FOOD AND NUTRITION
WORKER REF: **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**/**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**

Closing date for receipt of applications: 3RD OCTOBER **APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**.
Note no late applications will be accepted.

_SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER._

[Sláintecare Healthy Communities]


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Type: Permanent
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Category: Health

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