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Health Champions Project Worker

Family ActionHours: 26 hours per week

Location: Swaffham Health Champions, Swaffham

Salary: £26, 340 per annum, pro rata

Contract Type: Temporary contract until Jan 2019

This is an exciting, challenging opportunity for someone who is passionate about supporting children with ASD or ADHD and their families. During the last 6 months of this Department of Health funded project you will be working with our volunteers to set up support groups for parents which will be self-supporting when the project closes and leave a lasting legacy. You will also be working with NCHC and our volunteers to deliver the popular 3 week Positive Behaviour Strategies course to parents on a monthly rolling programme until the project closes in January 2019.

Our Values: A people focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence in all we do and a Can Do attitude.

If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme
  • Career development opportunities
  • A full induction and on going quality training
  • The opportunity to become part of FA initiatives
  • Flexible working hours
  • Managed work loads with regular supportive and reflective supervision

We are looking for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about supporting children with ASD or ADHD and families. You will have a good understanding of ASD and ADHD and local and national sources of support. You will also appreciate the value volunteers can bring to supporting families in the community and an understanding of how to nuture and support them, encouraging them to continue to offer peer support when the project closes in January 2019. You will have some experience of facilitating groups as the supporting the organization and delivery of the 3 week Positive Behaviour Support Course is a key element of this role. This is a challenging post and the applicant should be confident in engaging and working with a range of partners, including volunteers).

You will be accepting and triaging all referrals to the service, engaging with families on the telephone and home visiting if needed. You will be providing them with information about local and national services and groups that can offer them support. You will also be working with the existing volunteers, and new volunteers, to set up regular support and information groups that will continue when the project closes. This is a challenging, short term opportunity although much of the ground work has been done over the last two and a half years.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation that strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

For an application pack and further information, please visit www.familyaction.org.uk/workingwithus

Please email completed applications to: completed.application22@familyaction.org.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 18 July 2018 (9am)

Interview date: Tuesday 24 July 2018