Community Food & Nutrition Worker

In partnership with HSE Health & Wellbeing, we are now recruiting for a Community Food & Nutrition Worker (CFNW) covering the Cork City-North area.

The purpose of the post is to provide capacity for the Slaintecare Healthy Communities to improve community health and wellbeing in the Cork City-North area by addressing the issues of poor diet and food poverty. This is not a clinical role. The post-holder will not provide clinical, therapeutic, nutritional interventions or care.

Duties of the Role:

  • Work with and support a range of statutory and community organisations to develop and implement evidence based effective responses to improving the food environment in communities, addressing food poverty and reducing health inequalities as part of Slaintecare Healthy Communities program and Cork Food Policy Council.
  • Support the delivery of National healthy eating guidelines, focussed workshops and community programmes including Healthy Food Made Easy, healthy eating for older adults to develop the health awareness of individuals, targeted groups (e.g., migrants, Travellers etc.) and organisations and empowering them to make healthier food choices.
  • Have a presence in communities, both general and targeted, to foster strong links with target groups.
  • Build links and foster excellent working relationships with relevant local services.
  • Co-ordinate the activation of agreed national campaigns that address lifestyles and Healthy Food for Life guidelines in local communities.
  • Work with Glen Resource Centre Management, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Healthy Communities Co-Ordinator, HSE national co-ordinator and Health Promotion Dietitian to identify and respond to training needs and resource development arising from strategic national and local agendas and participate in agreed networks and collaborations.
  • Record, monitor and collect data to demonstrate the level of participation and impact within communities.
  • Complete annual and other reports in a timely and professional manner.
  • Work towards achieving long term sustainability of initiatives for them to become mainstream.
  • Explore innovative ways of meeting the needs of the target groups in the local area, taking a participatory approach.
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive database of local community groups and relevant food related resources and services and ensure information is up to date at all times.
  • Follow policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding.
  • To undertake any other relevant tasks as may be assigned by Management from time to time.

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