Job | Temporary

Voices Coordinator (Children and Young Persons' Services)

Women's Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne, Newtownabbey

Other
£ 20,940 - £ 21,350 pro rata
21.00
To facilitate group work sessions and accredited programmes to young people which will increase knowledge and understanding of healthy/unhealthy relationships in school and community settings. To respond to the complex needs of the young people.

JOB TITLE:  Voices Coordinator (Children and Young Persons’ Services)

RESPONSIBLE TO:   Line Manager                

LOCATION: Antrim and Newtownabbey

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To facilitate group work sessions and accredited programmes to young people which will increase knowledge and understanding of healthy/unhealthy relationships in school and community settings
  • To promote, organise and facilitate a Voices group for young people in the local area
  • Respond to the complex needs of the young people and provide individual responses to support their development and promote self-esteem and confidence.
  • Support the volunteers and peer mentors in collaboration with the Team Leader
  • Keep up to date with legislation and policies related to your role
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Duties:

Facilitating group work/Voices group

  • To create a positive environment for  young people which encourages them to support each other and learn through sharing experiences;
  • To work closely with the team to provide a programme of activities and self-development opportunities for young people.
  • To signpost young people to services, internal and external to Women’s Aid in ABCLN
  • To consult with young people in the Voices group in order to respond to their identified needs and provide the relevant support and information

 

Team Working:

  • To participate in team meetings;
  • To respect the roles and responsibilities of all members of the team;
  • To work with autonomy, but seek support and guidance when required, to fulfil the requirement of this post;
  • To advise the Line Manager of issues or concerns that may affect the success of the service.

 

Administration:

  • To provide verbal and/or written reports as requested;
  • To develop recording systems/records relevant to activities and to meet funder requirements.
  • To input information required onto the secure online OASIS system, inputting referral information and statistical data.

 

Induction/Training:

  • To prepare for, and attend supervision sessions;
  • Complete induction process;
  • Keep up to date with legislation and policies related to education, training & employment
  • To provide verbal/written reports as required;
  • To be aware of your own training needs and to attend relevant training courses in consultation with the Manager.

 

Fundraising / Finance:

  • To contribute to the fundraising and needs of the organisation and actively participate in fundraising activities;
  • To ensure that the service operates within agreed revenue budgets and that finances are administered effectively and efficiently in accordance with Women’s Aid and funder requirements.

 

Confidentiality:

  • To respect the confidentiality of all information received as a result of the potholders’ duties.

 

Health and Safety:

  • To ensure the organisation’s Health and Safety Policy and Procedures are adhered to and appropriate Risk Assessments are carried out and recommendations implemented when appropriate.

 

Monitoring / Evaluation

  • To regularly monitor and evaluate the work of the service and meet funder requirements in terms of monitoring and evaluation as well as organisational targets.

 

Awareness Raising:

  • To liaise with relevant statutory, community and voluntary agencies in relation to the project.
  • To create and develop opportunities for information sessions, and discussions, in order to raise public awareness of domestic abuse and its impact on young people.

 

Outside Agencies:

  • To liaise and consult with statutory and voluntary agencies in maintaining ‘good working’ relationships.
  • To be aware of local initiatives which may impact on the service delivery.

 

Volunteers:

  • To promote volunteering within Women’s Aid in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey and assist in the development of volunteer opportunities within the service.

 

Organisational:

  • Adhere to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Work within the ethos of the organisation.

 

Other:

  • To undertake any additional duties relevant to the post as may be specified by the Project Manager of Women’s Aid in ABCLN & Management Committee

 

Hours of Work:      21 hours per week

There may be some evening and weekend work. 

Time-in-lieu can be taken for any additional hours worked.

 

Salary Scale:     £  £20,940 - £21,350 (pro rata) 

NB this post is funded until 31.03.24

 

Note: The duties and responsibilities may be amended as a result of ongoing evaluation

 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

A recognised relevant qualification at a minimum of NVQ level 3 (or equivalent)

and recent experience in supporting children and young people.

 Knowledge and understanding of the impact of domestic violence on children and young people.

Group facilitation skills: Ability to plan, implement and evaluate programmes/activities for children and young people

Support: Ability to provide emotional and practical support with empathy. 

Team working: Ability to work flexibly as part of a team

Planning & Organising: Ability to plan and organise work activities

Initiative: Ability to work alone and use own initiative

Working with Rules: Ability to follow rules and procedures

Communication:Communication skills, both verbal and written.

 IT Skills: Experience of Microsoft Packages

Car driver with access to car (this post involves travel across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey)

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

A relevant social sciences degree

 

 

 

 

Closing Date

Friday / 19 August 2022 4:00pm
4:00pm

Contact Details

Colette Rodgers

Naomi Centre
2 Cullybackey Road
BALLYMENA
BT43 5DF
United Kingdom

Files

Recruitment Information Letter Aug 22.docx Mission Statement & Aims of Women's Aid.doc Voices Co-ordinator Job Description June 22.doc Application Form VC Aug 22.doc