Advocacy Support Worker (Antrim and North Down)

Responsible to: SEFF’s Advocacy Support Manager and Management Board

Location: (To be confirmed upon Appointment) Covering County Antrim and North Down

Duration of Employment: Starting 1st April 2021 (initially funded until December 2021, but may be extended subject to further funding being confirmed)

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £29,364 Gross + 6% Pension

Payable monthly in arrears

Closing date: 1pm on Monday 7th December 2020

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.

Purpose of the Role

This project (funded through PEACE IV) offers support, advocacy and advice in relation to Truth, Justice and Acknowledgment to families bereaved as a result of the Troubles. The post holder will be required to support, advocate on behalf of, and advise families who wish to engage with statutory and other bodies in respect of their bereavement.  

Job Description

The key elements that constitute the role of the Advocacy Support Worker are as follows:

Advocacy Services

  • Provide families with information about relevant statutory and other organisations to help them make a properly informed judgement on engaging with such organisations, and to help them to consider all options available to them.
  • Prepare families for and facilitate meetings with relevant organisations and witnesses.
  • Maintain and update files on each case, and ensure all files are properly archived and recorded into a single publicly accessible record.
  • Research individual cases to ensure that families and South East Fermanagh Foundation are fully prepared for meetings with relevant agencies.
  • Correspond with any relevant bodies to gather information on each case.
  • Organise meetings with client groups and/or families for the purposes of sharing information or planning events.
  • Conduct research with families to document the impact of the Troubles-related incident and broader issues that provide a contextual background to cases.

Service Development and Quality Improvement

  • Collate and edit the information from official and family sources into a single publicly accessible record.
  • Represent South East Fermanagh Foundation at public meetings, conferences and subgroups.
  • Plan and organise conferences, meetings etc as relevant to the work of South East Fermanagh Foundation.
  • Undertake further training as required.

The foregoing is a broad range of duties and is not intended to be a complete description of all tasks. It is important to note that the responsibilities may change to meet the evolving needs of the South East Fermanagh Foundation.

Request application and return the documents below by Hand or Post:                                             

South East Fermanagh Foundation

c/o 1 Manderwood Park,

1 Nuttfield Road,                                                  Enquiries:

Lisnaskea.

County Fermanagh.                                             Telephone: 028 677 23884

BT92 0FP

OR by email to emma.burton@seff.org.uk (please note the application will need signed and scanned)

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