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Carer Support & Programme Delivery Officer (Maternity Cover)

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The project involves the delivery of personal development and support initiatives aimed at improving the physical, mental, emotional and holistic well- being of those in a family involved in caring for someone with a disability or life limiting condition. The person being cared for may be 12 years or under, or there may be a child in the family who is involved in the care of a person with a disability and/or life limiting condition aged 12 or under.

The project consists of:

  • Person centred one to one support
  • Group based personal development programmes.
  • The setting up of Me-Time groups facilitating a range of activities to help carers invest in self-care, focus on personal development and take time out from the caring role.

 Under the direction of the Contact - for Families with Disabled Children  NI Manager and working as part of a close knit, dynamic and highly motivate team, the post-holder will be responsible for delivering tailored responses to meeting the needs of family carers. The job will include assisting with the delivery of all aspects of the Me Myself I & Us project; organising and delivering training programmes/ workshops; contributing to internal reporting, monitoring and evaluation; assisting with the development of strategy/action plans; working with families, community and voluntary organisations, and statutory bodies in a designated Trust area. 

 What we are looking for:

Applicants will be responsible for delivering tailored responses to meeting the needs of family carers. Applicants must have:

A Level 2/3 certificate/diploma in a relevant field i.e. Health and Social Care, Children and Young Peoples Workforce etc, and at least two years recent experience working with children, young people and adults in any of the following environments: children's home, nurseries, family community centres, mental health services or youth projects. (This list is not exhaustive, you may feel that your experience is relevant but you must demonstrate how

or

  • A minimum of five years' experience working with children, young people and adults in any of the environments listed above

and

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentational skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate sensitively and empathetically with both adults and children with understanding and patience
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to manage, plan and prioritise workload
  • Ability to work reliably on own initiative
  • Good team working skills

Competence in the use of a range of IT packages e.g. MS Office / word, databases,  Excel,  as well as effective use of email, e-marketing, and searching out quality information on the internet etc.

To Apply:

Please return a completed application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable as part of the job pack) by the date stated below to: recruitment@cafamily.org.uk

Important dates:

Closing Date: 22/08/2019

Interview Date: 04/09/2019

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