Westmeath Community Development:
Position: Five part time Community Health Workers (12 hours per week)
Westmeath Community Development is now recruiting Community Health Workers to work in the Primary Health Care Programme (PHCP) to support the active participation of Travellers in all areas of health development. The priority geographical areas of work are Mullingar and Athlone and other designated rural areas as identified.
The purpose of the post will be:
- To Work as part of a team to improve the health status of Travellers in Co Westmeath
- To promote health in all Travellers through activities such as education, training, sports, community participation
- To work with the Co-ordinator and other staff members of the Traveller Project team to encourage Travellers to engage with LCDP activities such as education, training, capacity building and employment supports.
- To represent the issue of Traveller health on a range of fora as relevant.
This post is for 12 hours per week over 3 half days ( 4 hours per shift) Flexibility will be required due to project priorities