JOB TITLE: Training Worker
RESPONSIBLE TO: Project Coordinator
• To support children and young people who have been affected by domestic violence to develop their decision making abilities by addressing the impact of domestic violence on self-esteem, confidence and family functioning through a range of information, education and training opportunities;
• To develop and plan a range of accredited programmes which will enhance the education / employment potential of young people accessing the project;
• To facilitate and deliver bespoke programmes to project beneficiaries;
• To identify and implement strategies and practice to ensure effective and efficient project development;
• To promote good standards of practice;
Hours of Work: 18 hours per week
There may be some evening and weekend work.
Time-in-lieu can be taken for any additional hours worked.
Salary Scale: £19,932 pro rata
Duration: Funded by The Big Lottery, Empowering Young People Programme to 31.03.20
Closing date Thursday 30th August 2018 at 5.00 pm
Internal Vacancies (note, only staff and volunteers of Women’s Aid ABCLN may apply)
TWO POSTS AVAILABLE
1. COMMUNITY RESETTLEMENT WORKER
RESPONSIBLE TO: Floating Support & Community Resettlement Manager,
Women’s Aid in ABCLN
HOURS OF WORK: 20 Hours per week
DURATION: Funded to 31.03.19
• To work in conjunction with Floating Support workers to maintain and sustain women in their homes;
• To support women, children and young people who have been affected by domestic violence to develop their decision making abilities by addressing the impact of domestic violence on self-esteem, confidence and family functioning through a range of information, education and training opportunities;
• To deliver awareness raising to voluntary and community organisations and individuals in addressing domestic violence within their community;
2. FAMILY FIRST SUPPORT WORKER
RESPONSIBLE TO: Assessment Manager
HOURS: 22 hours per week
DURATION: Temporary position for approximately 5–6 months
Flexible – may involve working both evening and weekend work
There is no payment for additional hours worked and time-in-lieu of payment should be taken.
Women’s Aid in Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey is a charitable organisation which provides accommodation and support to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic violence.
AIM OF POST
The Family First Support Worker is employed by Women’s Aid in ABCLN to work directly with women and their children; to deliver individual practical and emotional support. Provide individual support to build mothers skills to improve their children’s lives.
• To be aware of the needs of women and children in the local community and provide early intervention to meet their needs and work as part of a team to ensure that these needs are met.
• To be aware of, and to promote, the principles underpinning children’s rights and parental responsibilities.
• To work as part of a team with direction to provide practical support and information to women affected by domestic violence.
• To work as part of a team to identify, assess and respond to the physical, psychological, emotional, social and educational needs of the children.
Closing date for both posts: Thursday 30th August 2018 at 5.00 pm
Women’s Aid ABCLN are now recruiting new Board Members- Voluntary Positions.
Womens Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey (ABCLN) is currently seeking Voluntary members to join their Board of Directors. We are a diverse and committed team working co-operatively at a governance and strategic level to provide direction and assist our staff in providing services to women and children in the community affected by domestic violence.
The Board of Directors consists of individuals from a range of professional backgrounds with diverse skills and experience who are working to meet the challenges and opportunities in a changing environment.
We are seeking new members as we want to enhance our membership and build on existing skills and expertise. We are particularly seeking applications from women with experience in relation to:
The Board currently meet every other month and sub-groups are held on a quarterly basis. Meetings are mostly held in Antrim, however sometimes travel to our Ballymena office is required. Ideally you would give around 4 hours a month, which includes attendance at the Board meetings. Induction training will be provided. This is an unpaid voluntary position. Reasonable expenses will be paid.
To help you get to know our work, we are hosting an information session on Wednesday 22 August at 7pm in Grace House, Antrim for all prospective members. If you are interested in joining us, please click here- Board Expression of Interest form and return by 19 August and also let us know if you will be joining us at the information session.