Hiring – Part-time Permanent Community Development Worker

Location: Limerick
Duration: Permanent Part-time (subject to annual funding)
Hours: 8 hours per week

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working (paid and/or voluntary) in community development, charity work or related field.
A full job description is included below.

Closing date for Application: 10.00am, Monday 26th June 2023

Please forward your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter to

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Garda Vetting. Canvassing will not be accepted and may lead to disqualification. Due to the large volume of applications, we are not in the position to provide individual feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted for an interview.

Limerick Mental Health Association is an Equal Opportunities Employer

JOB TITLE: Community Development Worker – Part-time Permanent position (8 hours weekly)

Development activity
• Support the establishment and/or development of new groups/activities
• Develop programmes to meet and enhance the needs of current and future members, for health and well being
• Empowerment of member led committee and activities
• Develop Fund-raising activities and research other potential funding opportunities
• Participate in internal / external meetings as required
• To work with the Manager on achieving the goals of the project
• Attending various group activities and liaising with group Facilitators
• Developing content for website and social media platforms to promote programmes

• Working as part of a team
• Generating relevant reports and documentation in accordance with the ongoing projects for presentation to the Board of Trustees
• Ensuring all relevant forms and paperwork are maintained and filed according to company procedure
• Assist with grant applications
• Responsible to comply with office procedures and management of projects as required
• Liaison with statutory mental health services, voluntary mental health groups and any other relevant organisations

• Attend training events, conferences and other functions as necessary
• Accessing company policies and procedures and relevant legislation for group activities
• Identify training needs

• To supervise and support volunteers as requested by the Manager
• To participate in regular supervision and appraisal of work to promote self-development and identify training needs
• To carry out duties as laid down by the Manager

Health and Safety
• Ensuring a safe and secure environment and that the premises is kept in proper order
• Recording of incidents / accidents / implementation of health and safety measures and policies in relation to same
• Ensuring that best practices are maintained in all aspects of work for Limerick Mental Health Association

Note: this job description will be regarded as a guide to the general range of duties and responsibilities attached to the post. Therefore, it is neither definitive nor restrictive and will be subject to periodic review and revision at the discretion of Limerick Mental Health Association of persons nominated by the organisation.

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