Transitions Officer, Deaf Roots & Pride (BDA NI)


Part-time (17.5 hrs/week)
Fixed Term Contract until 9th June 2017

The Transition Officer will be responsible for working with the Deaf Roots and Pride team to assist with the continued development and implementation of their four-year programme. The successful candidate will be an individual who is passionate about promoting the BDA, enjoys working with young people and has experience (or knowledge) of transition programmes, the remit and role of the Health and Social Care trusts, and the Education System in Northern Ireland. The role will involve working closely with schools, education boards and other Deaf organisations to support young Deaf people between the ages of 8-20 yrs.

Successful candidates will have an excellent working knowledge of all aspects of Deaf Issues, experience of working closely with local Deaf Community and will work in conjunction with the project co-ordinator and project mentor to see that the aims of the project are achieved. The Transitions Officer will have a particular focus on establishing and maintaining stakeholder relationships within the Education system, Social workers and Healthcare professionals, such as Teachers of the Deaf.

Candidates should have experience of managing projects, budgets and the preparation of reports for funding bodies. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to use their initiative.

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The post will be based in Belfast and will cover the whole of Northern Ireland.

Closing date for all applications: Monday 25th July 2016

Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016

For further information and an application form, please contact:

Alison McInnes
Unit 5C, Weavers Court
Linfield Road
Belfast, BT12 5GH
Tel: 028 90437 483