WATERFORD AREA PARTNERSHIP CLG
WISHES TO RECRUIT A
ROMA COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
Waterford Area Partnership CLG is a leading dynamic organisation
developing creative and innovative responses in social inclusion
across Waterford City & County. In developing local community
responses, we seek to empower communities and individuals who
experience social, economic and educational disadvantage in Waterford
City and County by implementing person-centred programmes and
activities supporting social inclusion, equality and lifelong learning
through community development and collaborative practices.
ROLE OF THE ROMA COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
The key role of the Roma Community Health Worker will be to work with
the Roma Community in addressing holistic health needs aligned with
the Social Determinants of Health. In working collaboratively with
WAPs Atelier Roma Project, HSE Social Inclusion Southeast Community
Healthcare, Waterford Roma Interagency Group and relevant partners the
project will enhance the community’s access to relevant services and
increase their health and wellbeing. The actions and supports
delivered by the project will respond to emerging needs within the
community and local/national policies including National Traveller &
Roma Inclusion Strategy and HSE Social Inclusion Southeast
Intercultural Health Strategy for Roma, Waterford Migrant Integration
Position is full-time ( *-hours per week) to
December *st *.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Provide in-person advocacy supports to Roma Community to enhance
access to health information and health services to improve health
* Provide advocacy supports to Roma Community to enhance signposting
and access to a range of services to ensure individual and family
needs are met.
* Implement actions and links to existing services aligned with
Social Determinants of Health, ensuring a quality-of-life approach and
self-agency through engagement with appropriate services e.g.
childcare, housing, social welfare etc.
* To initiate, organise and deliver activities and programmes aimed
at meaningful integration to strengthen inclusion within local
* Raise awareness within the health sector and other partners on the
cultural sensitivities of the Roma Community through information and
* A solution focussed approach addressing identified inequities in
* Advocate for language supports within services.
* To work collaboratively with other organisations and agencies in
meeting identified needs.
* Attend and participate on relevant local networks and forums as
* Maintain appropriate and up-to-date records of all project
activities in adherence with funding requirements, data protection
policies and national strategies.
* Prepare reports on programme activities, actions and KPI’s as
requested by Community Development Manager and/or CEO.
The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not intended as a
complete list and the successful candidate will be required to perform
other duties as appropriate to the post and assigned from time to time
in the development of the project.
* A relevant third-level qualification including social
sciences/social care, community development or equivalent combination
of relevant education.
* Minimum 2 years’ experience of working with marginalised
communities who experience complex issues and are at risk of social
exclusion, poverty and discrimination. Practical experience of working
with Roma and/or migrants would be preferable.
* Practical experience in the delivery of culturally sensitive
initiatives and outreach work to promote equality and human rights.
* Excellent and proven verbal, written and person-centred
* Practical skills in the delivery of actions and supports
responding to marginalised community’s needs.
* Practical experience and knowledge in advocacy, information
provision and engagement with services and agencies aligned with the
Social Determinants of Health
* Proven ability to work as part of a team and independently, with a
high-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals.
* A commitment to equality and human rights-based approaches through
the application of community development practices and principles.
* Practical analytical, planning, organisational and evaluation
* Successful candidates must satisfy Citizenship Eligibility
requirements (including any person holding an official letter
confirming they have been granted Temporary Protection in Ireland
under the EU Temporary Protection Directive **Apply on the
* Knowledge of health services and systems
* Presenting and collating information to enhance access to
* Practical experience of working in partnership with other
organisations and services to deliver collaborative responses in
* Knowledge of local and national policies on social inclusion and
* Experience of working with interpreters and communicating with
people whose first language is not English.
* Excellent skills in providing practical in-person supports with
compassion and empathy.
* Highly organised, with strong time management skills and the
ability to work well under pressure.
* A flexible and adaptable work approach – evening and weekend
work may be required from time to time.
* High level of professional integrity and confidentiality.
* Well-developed IT and report writing skills.
* Comfortable working in a busy, dynamic, multi-cultural environment
Driving license and access to own car is required.
Salary is aligned with Waterford Area Partnerships Development Worker
Scale based on relevant experience.
TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION PLEASE SEND YOUR CURRICULUM VITAE AND LETTER
OF APPLICATION NO LATER THAN 3P.M. ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY **APPLY ON
THE WEBSITE**ND **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** TO:
Community Development Manager
Waterford Area Partnership CLG
Westgate Park, Tramore Road, Waterford.
or via email to *
PLEASE NOTE: LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
CANDIDATES WILL BE SHORTLISTED BASED ON THE LETTER OF APPLICATION AND
CURRICULUM VITAE SUBMITTED WHICH MUST BE ALIGNED WITH ABOVE CRITERIA
AND STATE YOUR RELEVANT EXPERIENCE, THIRD LEVEL QUALIFICATION AND
DRIVER LICENCE WITH ACCESS TO OWN CAR.
WATERFORD AREA PARTNERSHIP CLG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER
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