JOB DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION

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Position:                 Community Development Worker (Disability) – Dublin and Regional Brief

Contract Duration: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract

Office Base:           DFI Head Office, Dublin 8

Salary:                    €35,000 per annum (one year fixed term contract)

DESCRIPTION:

The successful candidates will work with key stakeholders to support the disability interest at local level and to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in local decision making and in the development and delivery of services.  This will necessitate the development of good working relationships with people with disabilities, disability organisations, HSE, Local Government, Intreo, Solas, local development companies, Community and Voluntary organisations, and other key agencies at local level. 

Successful candidates will deliver an agreed programme of work that will be reported upon as part of DFI’s Operational Plan.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

The successful candidate will work to improve the inclusion of people with disabilities in decision-making and services at local level.

The role will involve:

  • Building contacts and relationships with groups of people with disabilities, disability interest groups and organisations at local level
  • Working with other social inclusion and Community and Voluntary groups to identify local need vis-à-vis disability and access issues
  • Building the capacity of people with disabilities to represent, both in terms of self-advocacy and group advocacy
  • Sourcing supports and / or training to support people’s capacity
  • Building contacts and relationships with local disability organisations, community and voluntary organisations and a range of statutory agencies to ensure that the interests of people with disabilities are included in the planning and delivery of local services and supports

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in the field of community development
  • A primary degree in applied social science, health or community development
  • An understanding of the disability movement and the wider community and voluntary sector would be required
  • A proven track record of planning and implementing local community development projects
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Experience in meeting deadlines
  • Experience of working on multiple tasks / projects at the same time
  • Experience of working as part of a virtual team
  • Fluent English
  • Access to own transport
  • Ability to work flexible hours

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • The ability to work on one’s own initiative and as part of a team
  • Be disciplined, applying rigor to one’s work
  • Be organised and thorough
  • Be comfortable dealing with a range of complex issues         
  • The ability to communicate effectively

TO APPLY:

Please send a Curriculum Vitae and completed application form to jobs@disability-federation.ie by 4pm on Thursday 20th April 2017

Please note:

Applicants must submit a CV and completed application form in order to be considered for the position. DFI will only contact you if you have been selected for interview.

 

 

 

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