Project Officer (Right 4 U)

Employer Information

Cedar

E: careers@cedar-foundation.org

T: (028) 9066 6188

W: https://www.cedar-foundation.org/

Right 4 U Project Officer                               REF: 22-008-R4UPO-BHSCT-WEB
(Two Posts)

The Cedar Foundation deliver a range of services centred around the individual needs of each person and enabling people with autism to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities.

The Project Officer will provide a range of interventions that will enable individuals engaging in the service to overcome barriers and become more independent.

Purpose of the Job: 
To identify, assess, plan and facilitate a range of individual strategies and activities to promote personal resilience and improve access to mainstream community provision.
To develop a customised programme of community-based activity for individuals with ASD (and their family if applicable) that will encourage their engagement within local community.
To facilitate personal development programmes tailored to individual needs of the service users.
To develop and maintain a professional, empathetic and informative working relationship with individuals, families, carers, advocates and other professionals.

Hours:                                  Post 1: 37 hrs per week (evening work required) Permanent
                                             Post 2: 35 hrs per week (evening work required) 1 year initially
 
Locations:                           Belfast Health & Social Care Trust area
                                            Office Base; 1 Ravenhill Reach Close, Ormeau Embankment, Belfast, BT6 8RB
Salary:                                 Commencing on £23,080 per annum (pro rata)

Benefits:
Starting on 20 days annual leave pro rata plus Cedar recognises 12 public/bank holidays
Cedar offer an enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme consisting of 4% employee contribution and 5% employer contribution.
Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
Investor in People Platinum with commitment to development of the staff team through training and learning opportunities
Staff recognition & reward incentives aligned to high standards of performance
Cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24/7 Doctors support
Cashback health scheme
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Essential Criteria:
RQF level 6 (e.g. Bachelor’s Degree) or equivalent level in Psychology, Education, Community work, Health & Social Care or a relevant discipline professional qualification
AND
1 years paid experience in working with individuals with ASD to include developing strategies to enhance their social interaction
       OR
Minimum RQF 4 or equivalent in Psychology, Education, Community Work, Health & Social Care or a relevant discipline.
      AND
3 years’ experience as above
Proficiency in IT skills, specifically Microsoft Work, Excel & Outlook
Ability to work independently with good organisational, communication & interpersonal skills.
Hold a full current driving licence valid for use in the UK and Ireland and have access to a car on appointment.
This criterion will be waived in the case of a suitable applicant who has a disability which prohibits them from driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the post in full.

Interview Date: 7th February 2022
                                             
THE CEDAR FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

(Please Note:  Previous applicants need not apply)
 

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