NICHE HEALTH PROJECT (CORK) CLG INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
(**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**HOURS PER WEEK)
Niche Health Project (Cork) CLG
NICHE Health Project (Cork) CLG premises: HSE Building, Harbour View
Road, Knocknaheeny, the Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill Community Garden,
Hollyville Estate, Hollyhill, Cork or nominated locations. The
Community Health Worker (CHW) will be assigned a base location but
will be expected to work across all Niche sites or designated sites
for community or interagency events.
An initial 1 year fixed-term contract will be offered to the
successful candidate. This may be extended based on operational
requirements, subject to continued funding. A probationary period of 6
months will apply.
HOURS OF WORK
The contracted number of hours of employment is **Apply on the
website** hours. Occasional out of hours working may be required for
which a time off in lieu system is in operation.
Point 1 of the CHW salary scale for this post. It is company policy
that new employees are appointed at Point 1 of their respective
scales. Increasing yearly after that.
External recruitment adhering to the NICHE Health Project (Cork) CLG
The CHW will report to the Niche Project Manager.
NICHE HEALTH PROJECT CORK
Niche Health Project is located in the centre of Knocknaheeny and is
for the people of Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill and surrounding areas. Niche
aims to address health inequality using a social model of health
locally to improve the quality of life for people living in the
project’s catchment area.
With the Community Health Worker model at the heart of the
organisation, Niche places itself within the community as a mechanism
to support people with their immediate needs as well as working with
others toward a long term vision for the area.
The catchment area in which Niche works has many strengths and
supports and it is through a shared and collaborative approach that
the work of Niche is able to take place.
Operating within the social model of health, the CHW’s role will be
to engage with members of the community living within the geographical
catchment area and develop appropriate programmes according to their
need in both the project’s sites.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE POST ARE:
* Develop and assist in the development of evidence based informed
programmes that targets health needs in the area.
* Support community participants at point of contact and within
* Work collaboratively with other agencies in both the geographical
catchment area and beyond.
* Sign post and refer community participants to appropriate services
that Niche are unable to provide.
* Work with management and the team to develop and deliver key
* Research and evaluate key trends impacting on the health and the
outcomes of community participants.
* Evaluate and reflect on own work and share learning with team and
* Act as an advocate for community participants.
* Outreach to new participants who may not have come into contact
with the Niche project.
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Each candidate must, at the latest date for receipt of completed
application form for the post, have:
* A relevant qualification in Community Work / Community Development
/ Community Education/Health Promotion/The Humanities or related area
of study e.g. a certificate, diploma or degree in Youth and Community
Work / Community Education.
* At least two years’ experience relevant to the post.
* Have well developed IT skills.
* Have the capacity to undertake group work and facilitate
* Have experience of undertaking reviews and evaluations of work
* Have the capacity to research and identify key trends impacting on
health in Ireland.
* Be flexible and adaptable in their approach to work and people.
* Knowledge of sustainable communities in a community development
* Knowledge of national policy and the impact on community health.
* Experience of working at an interagency level across Cork City and
The post holder must be able to demonstrate the following personal
* Have a professional and caring strengths based approach to the
* Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an
ability to switch when working with different stakeholders.
* Have the ability to organise and prioritise own workload.
* Have a high level of initiative and motivation and the capacity to
* Have the capacity to incorporate reflective practice and programme
evaluations into their work.
* Have a strong understanding of social justice and social
* Have a positive and energetic outlook to their work and the
impacts it has on the people that it comes into contact with.
* Have empathy, cultural sensitivity, conflict resolution skills,
and the ability to work with diverse communities.
To apply email * with a CV and cover letter
that clearly sets out your interest along with your qualifications,
experience and personal qualities relevant to the role.
The closing date for receipt of all applications is FRIDAY, 8 MARCH
**APPLY ON THE WEBSITE** AT **APPLY ON THE WEBSITE**:**APPLY ON THE
WEBSITE**PM (no late applications will be accepted).
It is anticipated that interviews for candidates shortlisted for this
post will take place on the week commencing the **Apply on the
website**th & *th of March **Apply on the
website** with the successful candidate taking up the role as soon as
is practical. Interviews will be competency-based.
Shortlisting will apply.
This post is subject to Garda Vetting and reference checks.
Informal enquiries by email only to *
Canvassing will disqualify.
_NICHE Health Project (Cork) CLG is an equal opportunities employer._
_NICHE Project CLG is core funded by the Health Service Executive._
_Community Health Worker- The Community Health worker at niche Health
Project (Cork) CLG plays a pivotal role in promoting community
well-being, designing evidence-based health programs, and fostering
collaboration with local agencies. CHWs mission is to address health
inequalities and improve the quality of life in the community.
Responsibilities undertaken included but were not limited to:
Outreach, group facilitation, one-to-onesupport, organising groups and
community events, researching, and evaluating groups._
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