Children and Families Officer
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) is a national charity based in Birmingham. We take action against the effects of childhood liver disease, providing information, emotional support, research funds and a voice for all affected. At least two children are diagnosed with a liver disease every day in the UK. CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all forms of childhood liver disease, for which there is still no cure.
Please find out more about the difference we make at childliverdisease.org
CLDF is looking for an experienced practitioner to join our Support Team as a Children and Families Officer to provide an innovative, unique child and family support service.
The Families Officers deliver family projects, resources and services including leaflet development, on-line information resources, themed projects/events and residentials. The Children and Families Officer will undertake some travel to hospitals and introduce themselves and CLDF to families, starting the development of a relationship with CLDF and building upon existing relationships. Providing improved outcomes for children and siblings affected by liver disease is at the heart of this service, as is ensuring that families are able to access support and advice relating to the educational needs of the children affected.
The Children and Families Officer will provide emotional support to families of a child with a liver disease, empowering them to take control of their lives, cope with chronic illness and signpost them to more appropriate services, where necessary looking at the family from a holistic viewpoint.
If you have the required skill set, want a job that makes a real difference and are hardworking, tenacious and outgoing, we're interested to hear from you.
Weekend working, supporting the residential/events programme and travelling nationwide will be required. The post is supported by Children in Need funding.
This a permanent, part-time 4 days (28 hours) per week post.
Please note that a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check will be undertaken.
To apply, please view the full job description (see supporting documents) then download and complete the application form (from supporting document) and return it with a covering letter/e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you should need any further information please call 0121 212 6009.
Closing date for applications is 9am, Wednesday 23rd May 2018.
Interviews for the post will take place on Tuesday 5th June at our offices in Birmingham city centre, a 5-10 minute walk from Snow Hill and New Street stations.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE.