Health Promotion Officer
Health Promotion Officer, National Youth Council of Ireland, National Youth Health Programme
National Youth Health Programme Manager
The post is based at NYCI offices at 3 Montague Street, Dublin 2.
Currently due to Covid-19, working from home is mandatory for this position however, in the future when restrictions ease, working from home will remain as an option in agreement with Line Management. Also, once restrictions ease the post will require out-of-office work, travel and some overnight stays away from home.
Hours of Work
35 hours per week, some evening and weekend work required
Programme Officer Band – €33,643 – €43,421. Placement on the band will be commensurate with experience
All posts in NYCI are subject to Garda Vetting
Role and Purpose
- To oversee, organise, facilitate/deliver/tutor on youth health promotion training programmes. These programmes include:
Specialist Certificate in Youth Health Promotion, Mind Out 2.0, B4u Decide, Understanding Young People and Pornography, Let’s talk about Consent.
- 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.
- To assist the NYHP to plan, develop, implement and co-ordinate Health Promotion activity across the youth sector setting.
- To implement NYCI’s NYHP’s Health Quality Mark initiative on a national basis, providing support to a wide range of youth organisations involved in the Health Quality Mark process.
- To ensure the ongoing monitoring and updating of the Health Quality Mark criteria in line with feedback and evaluation.
- To work with a broad range of statutory and voluntary organisations, agencies, and special interest groups to develop appropriate responses to youth health needs for the youth sector.
- To build on learning, ideas, activities priorities identified under national, regional, and local initiatives to promote the health and social well-being 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 well-being of young people.
- To build relationships across sectors and agencies towards achieving better health outcomes for young people.
- To support meetings as required with partner organisations, including NYCI and its Board, funding partners and any other external agency.
- To build, maintain and develop effective working relationships with all stakeholders, both internal and external.
- To represent the National Youth Council of Ireland on relevant external working groups and committees at regional and national level.
- To work collaboratively with the National Youth Health Programme Manager on all aspects of the future development of the work.
- To meet and work towards implementing NYCI’s strategic plan and NYHP’s strategic plan.
- 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.
- 3rd Level Qualification in Health Promotion
- IUHPE Registered Health Promotion Practitioner
- Other relevant educational qualifications in relevant areas such as Training/Facilitation/Youth Work
- 1 years’ experience working in Health Promotion, Health Education, Youth Work or Community Development.
- Have 1 years’ experience in delivering, developing, and evaluating training.
- Demonstrated capacity of building and maintaining relationships
- Experience of working in partnership, and collaboration
- Experience of using initiative to develop opportunities
- Experience of policy and strategy development within an organisation
- Have an understanding and knowledge of needs assessment, project planning and evaluation methodology
- Have experience in project management
- Experience in the use of monitoring and evaluation tools.
- Experience establishing and/or supporting Youth Panels or Committees.
- Use of online innovation/methodology to engage young people.
Knowledge, Skills and Aptitudes
- Have extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of health promotion
- Have an excellent understanding of issues related to settings-based health promotion, and strategies to address health inequalities
- Proven and demonstrable training and facilitation skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent presentation skills
- Focused on outcomes and deadlines
- Excellent organisational skills
- Excellent motivational skills in a team setting
- Proven ability to manage a complex workload
- Competent IT skills to be self sufficient
- Flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
- Demonstrated ability to respond to change
- Willingness to engage in supervision and ongoing progress review
- Be a car driver with a full valid driving licence and a capacity to travel as part of the job
- Have a working knowledge of the Youth Work Sector
- Self-starter with initiative and drive, energy and enthusiasm, an ability to work independently, to think creatively and identify opportunities
- Be dependable and have an adaptable attitude to work
- Be committed to the aims of the National Youth Council of Ireland
- Have a commitment to equality of opportunity