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Youth and Adult Service Manager (Maternity Cover)

Brain Injury Matters NI is recruiting for a Youth and Adult Service Manager to cover a 1 year’s Maternity Leave.  You will be part of the Senior Management team, leading on services for young people and adults who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury.

If you are from a Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language background, we would like to hear from you.

Job Description

Job Title Youth & Adult Service Manager
Service:       Youth and Adults’ Service
Based at:       Castlereagh Business Park, Belfast
Contract       Part time 21 hours per week, to include occasional evening and weekend work
Responsible to Chief Executive

Main Duties and Job Summary:
To work as part of the Senior Management Team to lead in the delivery and development of high quality services in line with the organisation’s strategic plan. The post holder will be based in Belfast but may be required to work in other locations.
1. To manage, organise and plan clinical and operational issues in the provision of services for adults, young people and families to meet organisational objectives, funding requirements and beneficiary needs (supporting the work of the relevant project teams to achieve this).
2. To develop, maintain and expand the Youth and Adults services through the effective design, development, management and monitoring of projects.
3. To manage, support and develop staff to ensure appropriate service provision.
4. To build relationships and monitor developments in the external environment which impact on the work of Brain Injury Matters NI, particularly those with funding bodies, partner organisations, referral agents and stakeholders.
5. To contribute to the identification and completion of funding applications in co-operation with the Chief Executive Officer.
6. To deputise, as directed, for the Chief Executive Officer.

Job Requirements:
Management and Leadership
 Provide inspiring, motivational, clear and when required directive leadership to staff and foster sound working relationships and effective communication throughout the organisation
 Maintain an up to date knowledge of the issues, gaps, and developments within the sector and use this knowledge to develop the delivery of services within Brain Injury Matters NI.
 Contribute to the continuous improvement of operational systems, processes and policies to support effective management, information flow, efficiency and organisational planning   collaboration with the senior management team.
 Review existing quality processes within daily practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of these.
 Ensure that operational plans for service delivery are developed, agreed and implemented.

      Clinical Governance

 Assist the Clinical Advisor in ongoing review of the clinical governance arrangements, policies and procedures within the organisation and keep these up to date. 
 Contribute to the ongoing programme to support the ABI skills development of staff.
 Monitor the application of risk management procedures.
 Service Delivery
 Oversee the effective management of client referrals, service promotion and delivery, delegating authority as appropriate whilst retaining overall accountability for risk and
quality of services
 Oversee and participate in delivery of one to one and group psychoeducational and cognitive skills development; planning problem solving; money management and budgeting, every day skills development; communication skills.
 Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the services provided by the project teams.
 In conjunction with the team continuously review and develop services to meet the
needs of target groups
 Assist CEO in coordination and management of relevant funder returns and reports.

People Management

 Support and manage staff to ensure provision of high quality services.
 Be involved in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff and external providers
 Manage, plan and record regular organisational & professional (where appropriate) supervision and appraisal interviews.

External Responsibilities

 Represent Brain Injury Matters NI and build good relations at a senior level with all relevant stakeholders
 Support the Senior Management Team in the building and maintenance of good relations across the sector
 Assist in formulation of responses on behalf of Brain Injury Matters NI to consultations on issues related to the organisation or relevant government policies and strategies
 Review relevant strategies, identify linkages for Brain Injury Matters NI and make recommendations for organisational development

Additional Responsibilities

In collaboration with the senior management team, the following duties will be delivered by the Youth and Adult Services Manager:

• Participation in the identification, development and implementation of training both internal and external as relevant
• Support the CEO in the identification and realisation of a range of funding opportunities
• Lead on implementation of a European project for carers

General Duties
 To implement, promote and work within the organisation’s systems, policies and procedures for service delivery.
 To contribute to the organisation’s objective and strategic planning process.
 To contribute to the promotion of Brain Injury Matters NI during relevant events, conferences and media opportunities.
 To undertake such other reasonable duties, commensurate with the post, as may be required

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
1.Educated to degree level and professional qualification in   Occupational therapy, Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language, or Physiotherapy.
2.Professional accreditation or registration with relevant professional body.
Desirable
1. Postgraduate training in cognitive rehabilitation or acquired brain injury (ABI).

Experience
Essential
1.A minimum of three years’ experience of working with individuals with cognitive disability in a health and social care setting in the statutory or the third sector.
2.Experience of clinical supervision provision.
3.Experience of clinical service development.

Desirable
1. Clinical experience in an ABI setting.
2. Experience in the delivery of teaching and training related to ABI management
3. Experience of formulating and presenting clinical data returns.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Essential
1.Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience in development of relationships with teams in the statutory and third sectors.
2.An understanding of the psychological issues related to adjustment following either acquired or traumatic ABI.
3.Excellent administrative skills and competent in Microsoft packages.
4.Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative.

Desirable
1. Experience of working with relevant non-statutory services.

Other Requirements
1. Personally, and professionally responsible
2. A commitment to team building
3. A commitment to equal opportunities
4. A commitment to and evidence of continuing professional development
5. Willingness to work occasionally out of hours
6. Flexibility in undertaking a range of duties in a small team
7. Current driving license and access to transport *

Note

1. The job description is not definitive and may be amended to meet changing needs of the project and Brain Injury Matters NI.

2. If appointed you will be required to produce evidence of qualifications and evidence that you are legally entitled to live and work in the UK.

*
Consideration will be given to alternative travelling proposals in respect of applicants with a disability who cannot hold a licence.

Terms and Conditions of Employment
A statement of terms and conditions will be supplied upon offer of appointment; the following is given as a guideline.
Salary: £38,000-41,000 per annum pro rata, starting point dependent on experience
Probation: 6-month probationary period.
Pension: 2% pension
Holidays: 25 days plus 11 statutory holidays per year pro rata.
Benefits: Childcare Vouchers, Flexible working.

Information for Candidates
About Brain Injury Matters NI
At Brain Injury Matters NI, we help people rebuild their lives after an acquired brain injury (ABI) and enhance their quality of life through a wide range of services. We are a local charity and all our work is within Northern Ireland.
All our services aim to promote independence, foster personal development and support people to adapt to life after illness or accident. Our services are delivered by a combination of professional clinicians and staff with specialist knowledge of ABI rehabilitation.
We also operate a social business, Rebound Physio, providing physiotherapy services to the public.

Our Vision:
Is a society where those with brain injury can live a full and meaningful life.
Our Mission:
Is to support people affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential in family and community life.
Our Values:
Our Values are based on a belief in
Rights & Responsibilities Where everyone is actively involved in creating solutions, encouraged & supported to take responsibility.
Innovation Where we will not be satisfied with the status quo and continually strive to deliver the best evidence-based services.

Respect for All Where we treat all with dignity and value all contributions.
For more information on our services and work visit:
www.braininjurymatters.org.uk and www.reboundphsyio.co.uk

Application and Selection Process
One completed application should be posted to:
Fiona Hendren
Private and Confidential
Administrator
Brain Injury Matters (NI)
Unit 5c Stirling House, Castlereagh Business Park
478 Castlereagh Road
Belfast
BT5 6BQ

All applications must be received at the above address by Friday 18th May 2018 at 12noon. In addition, an electronic copy of the application form should be emailed to fiona@braininjurymatters.org.uk
• Whilst we will acknowledge receipt of application promptly, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their details arrive on time.
• Candidates with a disability who require reasonable assistance will be facilitated upon request.
• Interviews will take place in June 2018.
Guidance for Candidates
Applicants must clearly and fully demonstrate on their application form how they meet the eligibility criteria.  Applicants will be assessed and shortlisted based on the information provided in their application forms. We may decide to interview only those applicants who appear, from the information they have provided on their application, to be most suitable in terms of relevant experience and ability.
It is essential therefore, that applicants fully describe within their application how they meet each of the selection criteria giving specific examples as appropriate. It is not appropriate simply to list the various posts which you have held. We will not make assumptions from the title of an applicant’s post or the nature of the organisation as to the skills and experience gained.
References
Applicants are required to provide details of two referees and at least one must be from a previous employer. Referees will not be contacted until after the interview process. You should not seek as a referee anyone who is related to you.
Shortlist
Initial shortlisting will be applied against the essential criteria. This will involve assessing which candidates have best demonstrated how they meet each of the essential criteria. If a large number of applications are received, the desirable criteria may also be used at the discretion of Brain Injury Matters. Brain Injury Matters also reserves the right to enhance the essential criteria for short listing purposes.
Those applicants who appear, based on the information provided in their application forms, to best meet the criteria will be invited to interview. Due to limited resources in the charity please note that if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of receipt of applications deadline, you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

Thank you for your interest in the work of Brain Injury Matters NI.  We look forward to receiving your application.

 

For more information contact Fiona Hendren by email at fiona@braininjurymatters.org.uk

Download application form

Arts Officer

Job Description

Job Title Arts Officer
Service: Youth and Adults Service
Based at: Castlereagh Business Park, Belfast
Contract Part time 22.5 hours per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Responsible to Youth and Adults Service Manager
Main Purpose: Coordinate and develop activities for adults with a brain injury aimed at meeting individual and group needs; delivery of visual arts workshops.
Main Duties
1. Provide one to one, small and large, open and closed group visual arts workshops.
2. Coordinate programme of Wellbeing activity and liaise with external providers, facilitators and stakeholders.
3. Be aware of health and safety and risk assessment procedures at the centre, and always provide a safe environment for members, with the required boundaries in place.
4. Maintain up to date records, service user clinical files and provide reports when requested or when necessary.
5. Maintain regular communication with the staff team, therapists where necessary, and external professionals where required, with the aim of working towards achievable goals for each service user.
6. Maintain and plan up-to-date timetables of sessions and liaise with staff and external providers to avoid clashes.
7. Provide support, direction and guidance to volunteers.
8. Maintain client confidentiality and adhere to all GDPR regulations
9. Assist in evaluating the impact and benefit of the arts for service users, for example by providing service review reports, writing case studies and assisting in measurement of outcomes.
10. Input into identification and writing of Arts funding applications and monitoring reports, as and when required.
11. Oversee and manage art materials budget and purchase supplies.

Other Duties
1. Attend team meetings and training, as required.
2. Participate in and contribute to user reviews and goal planning.

This job description outlines the current main responsibilities of the post; however, the duties of the post may change and develop over time and the job description may be amended in consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification – Arts Officer

Essential
Qualifications
1. Degree in visual arts.

Essential
Experience
1. Two years running group and individual visual arts sessions in educational or health or social care environments.
2. Experience of team working.
3. Experience of communicating information about the arts to other staff and professionals via formal and informal meetings, e-mails, record keeping and reports.
4. Experience of working in a wide range of art mediums.
5. Proven experience of identifying and securing Arts grant funding

Desirable
1. Experience of working with adults with acquired brain injury or cognitive disabilities.
2. Experience of working in a clinical setting.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Essential
1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
2. Strong organizational and listening skills
3. Demonstrate an understanding of acquired brain injury
4. Excellent Administrative skills and competent in Microsoft packages
5. Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative

Desirable
1. Understanding of the voluntary sector.

Other Requirements
1. Personally, and professionally responsible
2. A commitment to team building
3. A commitment to equal opportunities
4. A commitment to and evidence of continuing professional development
5. Willingness to work occasionally out of hours
6. Flexibility in undertaking a range of duties in a small team
7. Current driving license/access to transport *

We Offer:
Support with relevant training costs
Internal staff training

Terms and Conditions of Employment
A statement of terms and conditions will be supplied upon offer of appointment; the following is given as a guideline.
Salary: £20,500 per annum pro rata
Probation: 6-month probationary period.
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Holidays: 25 days plus 11 statutory holidays per year pro rata.
Place of work:  Brain Injury Matters, Unit 5c Castlereagh Business Park, Castlereagh Road, Belfast.
Benefits: Brain Injury Matters contributes 7% of annual salary to a pension plan after probationary period, Childcare Vouchers, Flexible working.


Information for Candidates
About Brain Injury Matters NI
At Brain Injury Matters NI, we help people rebuild their lives after an acquired brain injury (ABI) and enhance their quality of life through a wide range of services. We are a local charity and all our work is within Northern Ireland.
All our services aim to promote independence, foster personal development and support people to adapt to life after illness or accident. Our services are delivered by a combination of professional clinicians and staff with specialist knowledge of ABI rehabilitation.
We also operate a social business, Rebound Physio, providing physiotherapy services to the public.

Our Vision:
Is a society where those with brain injury can live a full and meaningful life.
Our Mission:
Is to support people affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential in family and community life.
Our Values:
Our Values are based on a belief in
Rights & Responsibilities Where everyone is actively involved in creating solutions, encouraged & supported to take responsibility.
Innovation Where we will not be satisfied with the status quo and continually strive to deliver the best evidence-based services.

Respect for All Where we treat all with dignity and value all contributions.
For more information on our services and work visit:
www.braininjurymatters.org.uk and www.reboundphsyio.co.uk

Application and Selection Process
One completed application should be posted to:
Fiona Hendren
Private and Confidential
Administrator
Brain Injury Matters (NI)
Unit 5c Stirling House, Castlereagh Business Park
478 Castlereagh Road
Belfast
BT5 6BQ

All applications must be received at the above address by Thursday 10th May 2018 at 12noon.
In addition, an electronic copy of the application form should be emailed to fiona@braininjurymatters.org.uk
• Whilst we will acknowledge receipt of application promptly, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their details arrive on time.
• Candidates with a disability who require reasonable assistance will be facilitated upon request.
• Interviews will take place on Tuesday 15th May 2018.
Guidance for Candidates
Applicants must clearly and fully demonstrate on their application form how they meet the eligibility criteria.  Applicants will be assessed and shortlisted based on the information provided in their application forms. We may decide to interview only those applicants who appear, from the information they have provided on their application, to be most suitable in terms of relevant experience and ability.
It is essential therefore, that applicants fully describe within their application how they meet each of the selection criteria giving specific examples as appropriate. It is not appropriate simply to list the various posts which you have held. We will not make assumptions from the title of an applicant’s post or the nature of the organisation as to the skills and experience gained.
References
Applicants are required to provide details of two referees and at least one must be from a previous employer. Referees will not be contacted until after the interview process. You should not seek as a referee anyone who is related to you.
Shortlist
Initial shortlisting will be applied against the essential criteria. This will involve assessing which candidates have best demonstrated how they meet each of the essential criteria. If a large number of applications are received, the desirable criteria may also be used at the discretion of Brain Injury Matters. Brain Injury Matters also reserves the right to enhance the essential criteria for short listing purposes.
Those applicants who appear, based on the information provided in their application forms, to best meet the criteria will be invited to interview. Due to limited resources in the charity please note that if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of receipt of applications deadline, you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. 

Thank you for your interest in the work of Brain Injury Matters NI.  We look forward to receiving your application.

For more information contact Fiona Hendren by email at fiona@braininjurymatters.org.uk

Download application form