Family Carers Ireland: Regional Coordinator

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Regional Coordinator

(Open to Public Competition)

Family Carers Ireland is a charitable organisation which was established following the merger of two long standing charities: The Carers Association and Caring for Carers.

As a result of merging, we are now in a position to provide;

  • One strong national voice for Carers based on a shared vision for the future.
  • Best practice, contacts, experience and influence on behalf of Carers.
  • More resources for services and supports.
  • Better planning and engagement with statutory agencies at national, regional and local levels.

Role: Regional Coordinator

Purpose: The Regional Coordinator will work with local Family Carers Ireland staff and Carer Support Groups to identify former carers who would be suitable to act as mentors or as advocates at county level, for example advising individual Family Carers about navigating aspects of the healthcare or welfare systems.

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Location: This role will be based at a local Family Carers Ireland centre close to the successful candidate but will involve a lot of travel around the specific region. Details of where our centres are located are available on our website

Contract Duration: This contract will end on December 31st 2018.

Hours per week: 30 – Days and times to be agreed.

Annual Salary: €26,940 (This will be pro-rated from the start date of the contract until December 31st 2018).

Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following;

  • In conjunction with local Family Carers Ireland staff, identify suitable former family carers to participate in the Organisation’s mentoring programme.
  • Interview mentor candidates to determine those who possess traits such as knowledge of the caring role.
  • Deliver a specific mentor training programme in collaboration with the Programme Administrator.
  • Through research and relationship building, identify suitable cares to work with each mentor.
  • The Regional Coordinators will have individual case work duties ascertaining the needs of Family Carers coming to a change or end of their role as a carer. This work will support matching the carer with the correct mentee as part of Family Carers Irelands Plan C (Life after Care) programme.
  • Regional Coordinators may provide mentors with a list of goals that the mentor and mentee should accomplish throughout the course of the programme.
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluating mentor/mentee relationships and making appropriates recommendations or changes as required.
  • Prepare reports evaluating the success or failures rates of current programmes.
  • Other duties associated with the project as assigned by the Programme Manager.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • At a minimum a level 7 qualification in Community Development, Social Care, Health or relevant discipline.
  • Experienced case worker with level 6 qualification with two (2) or more years’ experience in a case worker or advocacy role with facilitation experience.
  • Be a pro-active individual with strong communication, interpersonal negotiation, creativity, problem solving, conflict management, customer service, and decision-making skills, with the ability to work in a dynamic and challenging environment.
  • Be an active listener.
  • High levels of motivation, positive disposition and a flexible attitude.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Will be capable of working independently, manage own workload and have the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high level of attention to detail in order to maintain relationships and effectively engage across all levels inside and outside the Organisation.
  • Excellent IT skills - mainly MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in the English language is required.
  • Full clean drivers licence with own vehicle for travel around the region.

Applicants are invited to submit their up-to date CV and cover letter to by 5 pm on Wednesday, July 25th 2018.

Family Carers Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

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