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Community Health Worker (Community Employment Scheme)

Cairde is a community development organisation working to tackle health inequality among ethnic minority communities by improving ethnic minority access to health services, and participation in health planning and delivery. 

Cairde is currently seeking to recruit 2 Community Health Workers (Community Employment Scheme) 

The key task of the Community Health Worker is to support the work of the Health Information and Advocacy Centre through community development.

 Applicants should have some experience (in paid or unpaid capacity) and/or interest in community development and some understanding of issues affecting ethnic minority communities in Ireland. The successful applicant will be encouraged to undertake training relevant to the role.

Applicants must have fluency in written and spoken English, and fluency in one of the other languages, preferably Arabic, Mandarin, Romanian or Polish.

This position is based on community employment scheme: part-time, 19.5 hours per week, and anyone who wishes to apply should meet the community employment criteria outlined by FÁS.

 Closing date for application is 12th of January 2010

For more information and job description by post or by e-mail, please contact Cairde on (01) 8552111 or e-mail:
 Please submit your C.V. and covering letter to:

Tonya Sanders

Community Development and Policy Coordinator


19 Belvedere Place

Dublin 1 or by e-mail:


Job Purpose – The key task of the Community Health Worker is to support the work of the Health Information and Advocacy Centre through community development.

Duties & Responsibilities:  


  • To support individuals and groups from ethnic minority communities to access health and related services.
  • To develop health services information and health information, as directed.
  • To maintain the Health Information and Advocacy Centre, as directed.
  • To engage in outreach work in the community, and in a variety of health and community settings, as directed.
  • To support the Ethnic Minority Health Forum – planning activities, organising meetings, conducting outreach to inform people about meetings, supporting people to participate in meetings, documenting meetings and following-up on actions agreed at meetings, as directed.
  • To participate in training relevant to the work, as directed.
  • To network with other community/voluntary agencies and build solidarity with other groups experiencing inequality.
  • To network and work in partnership with relevant statutory agencies, as appropriate
  • To develop and maintain respectful and trusting relationships with those involved in the project, and agencies Cairde comes into contact with through the work of project.
  • Reception duties, answering calls meet & greet duties
  • Book in meetings in Cairde & externally
  • Assist and support with other administrative duties as they arise. 


  • To respect the confidentiality of all Cairde clients in all aspects of Cairde work.
  • To maintain accurate and up to date records and statistics of the work carried out.
  • To contribute to internal and external reporting processes.
  • To engage in supervision, staff appraisal, staff meetings, training and development as directed.
  • To participate in project evaluation and monitoring processes as instructed.
  • To contribute to smooth running of the whole organisation. 


Line Manager –          Team Leader, Cairde



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