Health And Wellbeing Caseworker

Location UK / Dungannon Area

Job Type Fixed term contract, Permanent, TemporaryContract, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1371952

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Health And Wellbeing Caseworker based in Dungannon.

Health And Wellbeing Caseworker

Relatives for Justice are recruiting a health and wellbeing caseworker to our Dungannon offices.

This post has been developed as part of the PEACE IV Programme which provides investment for cross-border health and wellbeing services by increasing the quality of care in the sector for victims and survivors and their families, and collecting information on victims’ and survivors’ needs.

The Health & Wellbeing Caseworker will work directly with individual victims and survivors and their families in a pro-active and innovative way to facilitate engagement with services and activities within the statutory, community and voluntary sector in keeping with their needs.

The Caseworkers will be based in our Dungannon office.

Job Description 

Job Title: Health & Wellbeing Caseworker

Reports to:  Deputy Director

Salary: £25,871 – £27,271

Term: Funding for this post will end on 31st March 2021

Location:  RFJ Mid-Ulster Office in 44 Irish Street, Dungannon

Purpose of the Role

The Health & Wellbeing Caseworker will work directly with individual Victims and Survivors and their families in a pro-active and innovative way to facilitate targeted engagement with services and activities within the statutory, community and voluntary sector in keeping with their needs.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure an innovative and pro-active approach to targeting the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals.
  • Ensure responsiveness and choice and mitigate against duplication of services.
  • Have extensive knowledge of services available to Victims and Survivors and their families
  • Be prepared to challenge any barriers to Victims and Survivors accessing the care and support they need
  • Accompany individuals to services/ appointments/ activities to help them overcome issues such as low confidence, low motivation and diminished trust that have left them isolated and marginalised.
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate personalised funding for individuals to avail of the Resilience Programme e.g. One to one Literacy tutoring or a physical activity of choice
  • Introduce victims and survivors to shared spaces and services
  • Ensure the process for the referred individual, referrer and assessors is seamless.
  • Monitor, evaluate and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment plan.
  • Contribute to the auditing and monitoring and evaluation process for VSS.
  • Manage the security/processing of confidential client information against the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
  • Report any concerns/issues encountered to RFJ/VSS Management.
  • Promote a culture of continuous service improvement amongst staff, encouraging their participation and that of service users in reviewing and modernising current services and in service development.
  • Be the first point of contact for enquiries, liaising with other agencies in a professional manner, ensuring that complex and sensitive information is communicated with empathy and reassurance.
  • Assisting with planning and arranging appointments with clients.
  • Provide information and support to clients as appropriate.
  • Provide assistance and act as a resource for VSP and PEACE IV funded services.

Essential Criteria:

By the closing date for applications, candidates must have:

1.         Possess a University Degree or Professional Qualification or equivalent Third Level qualification in a relevant area

OR

2.         Possess 2 A Level passes AND have 2 year’s paid experience equivalent to 16 hours per week in a community/ voluntary/ statutory environment working with individuals bereaved and/or injured by conflict.

OR

3.         4 years voluntary/ paid experience equivalent to 16 hours per week in a community/ voluntary/ statutory environment working with individuals bereaved and/or injured by conflict

AND

4.         Demonstrate an interest in and awareness of the issues facing individuals who have been affected physically or psychologically by the conflict.

5.         Demonstrate an ability to successfully participate in further training relating to this area of work.

6.         Demonstrate experience of liaising with clients, building relationships and of being using a creative and innovative approach to problem –solving.

7.         Demonstrate experience of liaising between clients and a broad range of service providers.

8.         Demonstrate a commitment to the ethos and core values of Relatives for Justice.

9.         Hold a full license with access to a car. This criteria will be waived in the case of an applicant whose disability prohibits driving but who is able to make alternative arrangements.

Deadline: 4pm 30th November 2018

To make application please click the Contact Employer button

Only returned typed application forms will be accepted.

Emailed application forms or CVs will not be accepted.