Job Specification

Carers and Older Persons Development worker will include but not limited to:

  • To work closely with the Co-ordinator and the voluntary management committee to implement an agreed work plan for support of Carer’s and Older persons
  • To identify the needs of older persons and carers in the local area & develop local initiatives to meet those needs
  • To work in partnership with other community and voluntary sector organisations, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, HSE and other key stakeholders as appropriate to support Carers and Older persons & develop joint initiatives.
  • To network & develop and support effective links which advance the health equity, and the engagement of Carer’s and Older Persons in relevant community & social initiatives
  • To develop, deliver & support a broad range of community initiatives for both carers and older persons especially those who are socially isolated and disadvantaged, according to local need.
  • To implement & further develop relevant initiatives from elsewhere that are relevant and meet local need e.g. Dementia café, Singing for the Brain
  • To promote peer support, and engagement of older persons and carers in the development and running of initiatives where appropriate
  • To promote and enhance, through these initiatives positive ageing, good nutrition, and mental and physical health
  • To advocate for Carers and Older Persons as relevant
  • To signpost & refer Carers and Older Persons into relevant services for information and support e.g. Citizens Information, Education and Training Board, Family Carers Ireland.
  • To identify funding opportunities to support activities and source other funds relevant to carers and/ or older persons, make applications and liaise with funding agencies
  • To document the work with written reports and feedback on activities.
  • To attend and participate in supervision on a regular basis
  • To evaluate the work as required
  • To document and escalate issues related to safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Evening work and occasional weekend work will be required.

*The term carers is used as a broad term to mean those providing care for family/ friends in a non-professional capacity such as for people with a disability and/ or older people.

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