Project Worker – SCOPE (Supporting Children of Prisoners)
Location: 4 Amelia Street, Belfast
Salary: Grade 4 Pt 25 £22,434
Hours: 35hr pw – some flexibility may be required to include evening and weekend work
Duration: Three years
NIACRO has been working for nearly 50 years to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. We provide services for: adults and families affected by imprisonment (in prison and the community); and adults, children and young people who may be at risk of entering the criminal justice system.
NIACRO has secured funding from BBC Children in Need for this three-year post to help build positive outcomes for children and young people who have a family member in prison. The post holder will carry a case load of children and young people, working one-to-one to help them to deal with practical and emotional difficulties and build their resilience as well as to make referrals to other specialist provisions.
• A third level certificate qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. Criminal Justice, Youth/Community Work, Social Work, Health, Child Care or Education.
• At least one year’s relevant experience of working with disadvantaged children, young people and their families.
• Experience of working in an interagency setting and as part of a team.
• Experience of using Microsoft Office applications on a daily work basis (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook).
• Access to transport which will enable the postholder to carry out requirements of the job.
• An awareness of issues concerning the welfare of children and young people.
• Effective interpersonal presentation, written and communication skills.
• Experience of supervising/supporting volunteers
• Experience of working in the criminal justice system.
For further information on full essential and desirable criteria and an application form apply in writing or by email quoting the reference numbers to:
HR NIACRO, Amelia House, 4 Amelia Street, BT2 7GS
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 9 am
Interview date: Monday 9th January
NIACRO reserves the right to apply the Desirable Criteria for shortlisting as required.
NIACRO is an Equal Opportunities Employer.