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Migrant Network Community Development Project Louth and Meath
We are delighted to officially announce our new project which will raise awareness of, and challenge social exclusion and inequality experienced by local migrant communities and vulnerable groups to proactively create opportunities to address the intersecting issues of poverty, racism and isolation. A key area of focus of this project is to simultaneously enhance the participation, resilience and empowerment of these groups, while also developing and strengthening their capacity to develop partnerships to engage and work in collaboration with key decision-makers and NGOs in the community. In order to implement this project and contribute to the objectives of the Community Development Programme, we recently recruited a Community Worker to work in our new office in Louth.
The foundation of this project is rooted in Cultúr’s strategic plan which identifies the need for the positive integration of migrant communities into mainstream society and the capacity-building of local communities to reach out to and engage marginalised communities.
Using a participative, bottom-up community work approach, this project will enable migrant groups and ethnic led-community group leaders to challenge existing and emerging issues by amplifying their voices and providing opportunities for more meaningful engagement with mainstream services. The project seeks to address stark gaps in existing provisions of services to vulnerable and marginalised groups.
- Build the capacity of migrants / ethnic-led organisations to engage with a meaningful decision making process.
- Development of Migrant Network Partnerships in County Meath and Louth.
- To promote the positive social inclusion of migrant/ethnic communities into Irish society; and challenge racist attitudes.
- To develop culturally responsive approaches to supporting and serving migrant communities locally.
- To work in solidarity with Travellers to promote the rights of ethnic minorities through a shared vision.
- Increase representation of migrant communities and vulnerable groups at the decision-making table to actively address issues affecting them.
The Cultúr MNCD project is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development
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Employment Opportunity for Community Development Worker
Cultúr Migrant Centre is seeking to employ a qualified Community development worker on a full-time basis to work in Louth with ethnic minorities including immigrants, migrant workers, asylum seekers, refugees, agencies and community stakeholders. Cultúr is a community work organisation based in Navan County Meath.
The role of the Community Worker will be to implement the Migrant Network Community Development Project Louth & Meath and contribute to the objectives of the Community Development Programme to:
- Develop community responses to a range of social, economic and environmental concerns
- Facilitate a collaborative approach with the target group to build and empower relationships and cooperative initiatives between marginalised groups, mainstream services and decision-making bodies
- Showcase and profile the benefits of an autonomous approach to community development in relation to new and emerging issues.
The Community Worker will use community work approaches and methodologies based on the “All Ireland Standards for Community Work”. (www.cwi.ie)
The aim of this project is to widen the participation and promote the empowerment and inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, working in collaboration with agencies and organisations in the community.
The successful candidate must have:
- Third level or postgraduate qualification in community work.
- Minimum of 3 years post-qualification professional experience
- Proven track record of working with communities of interest/minority groups using community work approaches. (As identified in the “All Ireland Standard for Community Work”)
- Experience working as part of a team and on own initiative
- Excellent communication skills – both written and oral and excellent report writing skills
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft office and other relevant computer applications
- Experience of policy work, networking / interagency working within the community development sector
- Commitment to Equality, Human Rights and Diversity
- Clear understanding and analysis of migration and integration issues and national infrastructure, including current issues
A full-time fixed-term Contract of Employment to the end of November 2022, with the possibility to extend to the end of November 2024, subject to funding and the successful completion of a probation period.
Applying for this position
To apply, please complete the attached application form here and email to [email protected] or by post to Tinu Achioya Cultúr Migrant Centre, Ground Floor, St. Anne’s Resource Centre Railway St. Navan Co. Meath.
Closing date for receipt of application is 5 pm Thursday 25th November 2021. Interviews will take place the week of the 6th December 2021.
Cultúr is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
The Cultúr MNCD project is funded by Department of Rural and Community Development
Cultúr Migrants Centre in Navan have launched a new FREE Employment Support Programme called Career KiskStart, aimed to support 60 migrants in the International Protection System. The project covers the following areas: Meath, Louth, Monaghan and Cavan. We are still enrolling! To register please contact [email protected] or [email protected], 0469093120.
Join us virtually to celebrate the African continent its people and their rich cultures.
About this event
This year’s celebrations will happen virtually due to the massive impact of COVID-19 in Ireland and the rest of the world under the theme: SilencingTheGuns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development and Intensifying the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Cultur Migrants would like to Invite you to attend the Anti-Racism Day Event
Please register online by Thursday 18th March using the link below.