Written by AHPI
If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young people’s health and well-being, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) would like to hear from you. Working in a positive and stimulating environment, the emphasis on this role is to contribute to the development of health promotion in the schools and out of school settings. This is a fixed term contract for 1 year full-time post (35 hours a week).
Application forms are available by contacting Lisa Hyland, Administration Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 01-4784122. Please note that CVs will not be accepted at any stage of the recruitment process shortlisting is done by application form only.
Please email application form and cover letter to email@example.com or by post to Ms Lisa Hyland, Administration Manager, National Youth Council of Ireland, 3, Montague Street, Dublin 2. Closing date for applications is Monday 21st of December 2015 at 5 pm.
Interviews expected to take place in January 2016.
The National Youth Council of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
Title: Youth Health Promotion Officer
Reporting to: Senior Health Promotion Officer, National Youth Health Programme
Location: The post will be based at HSE offices Sligo in the department of Health Promotion & Improvement. The post will require significant out-of-office work, travel and some overnight stays away from home.
Hours of Work Fixed term contract for one year, 35 hours per week, some evening and weekend work required
All posts in NYCI are subject to Garda Vetting.
Role and Purpose:
The role is collaboration between the out of school and school setting. The post will involve 2 days a week work in the out of school setting, contributing to the development and roll out of the National Youth Health Programme’s work plan. Three days a week will involve working the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement team locally and other stakeholders to develop the Health Promoting Schools Framework in line with Healthy Ireland.
To assist the Senior Health Promotion Officer of the NYHP and the Health Promotion Manager of the HSE West in planning, developing, implementing and coordinating Health Promotion Programmes in schools and out of school settings.
To implement NYCI’s NYHP’s Health Quality Mark initiative on a regional basis, providing support to a wide range of youth organisations in the Health Quality Mark process;
To support all persons working in educational settings in the region in the development and delivery of quality schools health promotion programmes by providing training and advice in health promotion and other support interventions.
To identify, develop, deliver and measure the impact of health promotion training programmes on a wide range of youth health related issues for those working with young people;
To monitor trends in youth health and respond accordingly by developing training, resources and/or sourcing expert trainers in conjunction with the NYHP and the HSE Health Promotion & Improvement Dept.
To support youth organisations, schools and education setttings to develop health related policy;
To facilitate/deliver/tutor on youth health promotion training courses;
To build on learning, ideas, activities priorities identified under national, regional and local initiatives to promote health and social wellbeing of young people;
To support the implementation of a range of measurement tools to evaluate the work to identify outcomes and ensure most effective use of resources
To contribute to the development of collaborative projects and programmes aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of young people;
To build relationships across sectors and agencies towards achieving better health outcomes for young people;
To support meetings and represent as required NYCI and HSE Health Promotion & Improvement, on relevant working groups and committees at regional and national level;
This job description is not exhaustive. It may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the National Youth Council of Ireland and its funding partners.