For more information, please ring Linda-Jo, Edel or Anthony on 09064 94555
On Friday 26th September, Westmeath Community Development were delighted to officially launch the “Primary Health Care Project for Travellers in Westmeath .
This is a peer led programme which commenced in Westmeath in September 2013, after much development work and training of Travellers in the County.
The PHCP employs 5 part time community health workers, all of which are members of the Travelling community. Since taking up the role, they have received a great deal of training including Triple P, first Aid, computers, effective listening skills, child safety awareness and conflict mediation. The PHCP is co-ordinated by Collette Tuohy.
The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 29th September 206 full time and part time positions were advertised on the site, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS.
In Westmeath and the surrounding counties there were 53 full time and part time positions advertised, along with 23 employment programme positions in the last week.
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A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) teaches the skills to be more alert to the signals and risk of suicide. This 2-day skills based workshop, provided by the HSE, trains participants to recognise, respond and be in a position to provide immediate safety and information on further help to individuals whose lives may be at risk from suicide. An A.S.I.S.T. workshop is scheduled to be delivered in The Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar, on Wed 1st and Thurs 2nd October, 2014, from 9am to 5pm both days. If you are interested in participating in this accredited training, which is free of charge, please contact the HSE Suicide Prevention Resource Service on 057 93 57807 or 086-8157320 for information on attendance criteria and registration.
Westmeath Community Development
(In association with Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board)
wishes to recruit a
Local Training Initiative Co-Ordinator
To develop, co-ordinate and implement on a full-time basis, a Local Training Initiative (LTI) Programme. This full-time programme, delivered at Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, is based on a contract which is subject to continuity of funding by Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB). It aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to work in the Horticulture industry.