Community Health Worker
LINC is a community-based organisation in Cork city, which aims to :
Improve the quality of life, health and well-being of all women who identify as lesbian or bisexual in Ireland.
To build a safe, accessible and vibrant community centre (actual and virtual) for lesbians, bisexual and transsexual (LBT) women.
To provide information and support for LBT women and their families.
To promote the mental, physical, emotional and sexual health of LBT women.
To inform and contribute to relevant policy development at local, regional and national level.
To be a model of best practice rooted in feminist, social justice and community development principles.
Since 1999, LINC has developed to become an organisation rooted in community development practice and principles which provides support and resource services to L&B (Lesbian and Bisexual) women and their families in Cork city and county and to L&B women in other parts of the country who do not have access to direct services.
LINC engages at policy and decision-making levels to improve statutory and voluntary services for women in the Lesbian and Bisexual community by actively addressing inequality, discrimination and social exclusion.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract on a 20 hour per week basis.
The post is funded through the HSE.
The successful candidate will have :
An understanding of, and affinity with, the issues facing lesbian and bisexual women and their families and an awareness of the lesbian and bisexual women’s community.
At least 3 years’ experience of working in a community development capacity and a recognised and relevant 3rd third level qualification relevant to the job description for this position e.
g. Community Work / Community Development / Community Health / Youth and Community Work / Health Promotion.
Working knowledge of and commitment to the underlying principles of voluntary / community sector working with marginalised groups.
Organising and facilitating meetings, negotiating, and working with others to address issues and challenges identified.
Producing reports and evaluations when necessary.
Working with voluntary and statutory agencies.
Clear understanding of policy, practice and organisational development.
A good working knowledge and experience of community development and involvement strategies
A working knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health
Knowledge and experience of facilitation, training and organisational development in the community and voluntary sector
Programme planning and review / evaluation
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
Experience of developing and working in a variety of partnerships and networks
Flexibility and commitment to community development work practices
Good computer literacy
Commitment to social inclusion principles and practice
Fluency in English
A demonstrated record of involvement in local communities
Ability to work on own initiative and an excellent team player
Current driving licence and own transport
Knowledge of policy development and local implementation
Full job description available from : info linc.ie
Application procedure :
Applicants should apply by submitting a curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly outlining suitability for position to Project Co-
ordinator, LINC, 11a White St. Cork.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 19th July at 5pm. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Shortlisting may apply.
It is anticipated that interviews will take place the week starting the 20th August 2018.