RAINBOWS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GB

(Charity Number: 1058476)

PART TIME DEVELOPMENT WORKER/TRAINER

The Trustees of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB seek to appoint three

Part-time Development Workers/Trainers for three regions:

RAINBOWS EAST MIDLANDS

RAINBOWS NORTH WEST

RAINBOWS HUMBER/TEES
(Equivalent of five hours a week; term time only)

Applicants will be required to have an appropriate background in education, health or social welfare and should possess an understanding of the issues surrounding bereavement and loss.

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB is an increasingly successful national charity offering training in bereavement and loss to school staff and bereavement support programmes for children and young people grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.  

Further details are attached. If you would like to know more about the post, we warmly encourage you to speak informally and in confidence to Sharon Melia-Craven, Rainbows National Co-Director with specific responsibility for the North before making an application. Sharon may be contacted by sharon.rainbowsgb@btconnect.com or phone on 07764 431536  

  • RAINBOWS EAST MIDLANDS

Serving communities in the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham; the shire counties of    Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

  • RAINBOWS NORTH WEST

Serving communities in Manchester, Preston, Lancaster, Salford, Worsley, Oldham, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Todmorden, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Nelson, Colne and surrounding areas

  • RAINBOWS HUMBER/TEES

Serving communities from the Tees to the Humber including Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton on Tees, the cities of Hull and York, East Yorkshire and most of North Yorkshire

RAINBOWS  DEVELOPMENT  WORKERS / TRAINERS
(Equivalent to
5 hrs a week; 40 week contract; term time only)

Required for September 2021
 

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FURTHER DETAILS:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The essential purpose of this post is twofold:
1. To support the work of Rainbows currently operating in the schools across the regions.

2. To actively encourage additional schools in the region to ensure staff are trained in bereavement and loss issues and make use of Rainbows programmes as a proven and successful means of supporting children and young people through painful transitions in their lives.

It will be a requirement of the post that the successful candidate undergoes training to become a Rainbows Registered Director/Trainer.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

It is essential that applicants are able to show that they have:

  • An appropriate understanding of the issues surrounding bereavement and loss
  • An empathy towards vulnerable children and adults
  • A willingness to undergo training as a Rainbows Registered Director (Dates to be mutually agreed).
  • The ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with parents, school staff and a wide range of professionals
  • The confidence and ability to train staff in schools and other settings
  • Time management skills and an ability to prioritise workload with minimal supervision.
  • Computer literate, with an ability to create high quality newsletters, invitations and publicity materials, and to manage basic computer databases, using Microsoft Office.
  • The ability to be self-motivated, to work alone and as part of a team

In addition, applicants should hold a current driving licence and have access to a car. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

While not essential, it will be desirable that applicants have an understanding of Rainbows groups in a school setting.

An hourly rate of £10.50 will be paid monthly over twelve months. Travel expenses will be paid from an agreed base within the region.

APPLICATION:

Applicants are requested to submit their application form to Sharon Melia Craven, National Co-Director, Rainbows Bereavement Support GB by email to sharon.rainbowsgb@btconnect.com.  

Closing date: 12 noon on the 1st July 2021                       .

Interviews will be held during the week of 12th July 2021 – dependent on Covid situation

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