Young People & Families Service Coordinator - Northern Ireland
Location: Northern Ireland
Hours: Part time – 21 hours
Salary: £24,756 pro-rata
Home Working Allowance: £390.00 p.a.
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Contract type: Fixed-term – until 30th June 2022
Travel: Frequent travel across Northern Ireland and occasional travel in UK
Closing date: COB Monday 28th June 2021
Download the job description and person specification for the role below.
Our Young People and Families Service offers a quality UK support service for children and young people with arthritis as well as their families. Our established Northern Ireland service provides emotional and social support – with the aim of helping young people: take control of their condition; feel better connected; be happier and healthier; have confidence and hope for their future; and to live their best life now and in the future. Thanks to the support of RTÉ Toy Show Appeal we can expand our team. Our new Service Coordinator will work with key stakeholders and young people – helping young people with arthritis access quality, age appropriate healthcare as well as the individual emotional and social support needed to manage their condition.
About the role
The Service Coordinator will build on existing relationships within Paediatric Rheumatology (Belfast Trust) and establish new relationships within Adult Rheumatology Teams (across all Trusts) to make sure that young people with arthritis have a quality transition to adult rheumatology services and access to holistic and age-appropriate healthcare.
The Coordinator will work with the Young People And Families Service (YPFS) Manager, young service users and their families, healthcare professionals and volunteers to develop, run and evaluate a programme of engaging workshops, events and activities – face-to-face and virtual - to prepare and empower young people with arthritis for transition to adult healthcare and life.
The post requires frequent travel to various locations across NI as well as occasional travel to other UK bases. You will be required to have access to transport.
The post requires a willingness to work remotely and vary hours as needed to meet service needs. Some evening and weekend working will be required as well as attending key meetings/clinics.
To be successful in the role, you will be committed to Versus Arthritis values and behaviours as well as having:
Experience of working with young people to provide a quality, empowering and safe service/project
Experience of excellent relationship management with a wide range of stakeholders
Experience of working with volunteers
Experience of designing, promoting, delivering and evaluating activities/events
How to apply
To apply you MUST submit:
a completed application form, clearly demonstrating how you meet the key requirements and competencies set out in the job description and person specification for the role.
along with a completed Equality Monitoring Form.
please include where you’ve seen this role advertised .
Email your completed application by COB Monday 28th June 2021 to [email protected]
Interviews to be held on Thursday 8th July on Microsoft Teams
This project has been supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal.
Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 17.8 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.
We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, inﬂuencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening. We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis.
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