Job Details: BRS Befriending (Ballyhoura Rural Services): Volunteer Coordinator (North Cork Area)

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BRS Befriending (Ballyhoura Rural Services): Volunteer Coordinator (North Cork Area)
[BRS Befriending (Ballyhoura Rural Services)]



BRS Befriending (Ballyhoura Rural Services) is an organisation
dedicated to identifying and helping people who are affected by
Isolation be it physical, social or emotional. We support adults of
all ages but the majority of our clients are the older aged. Our
befriending service is provided by staff and volunteers who visit
people in their own homes one to two days per week, we also provide a
phone befriending service. We have the time to sit and chat, have a
laugh, go for a walk or a coffee, assist people with their shopping,
we have the time to listen! We receive referrals from family members,
health professionals & community members. We are funded by the
Department of Social Protection and the HSE (Cork Kerry Community
Health Care). We work in partnership with a variety of statutory and
voluntary organisations in the East Limerick and North Cork Region.


The volunteer Coordinator provides professional staff support to
Ballyhoura Rural Services (BRS) volunteers, ensuring that clients
involved with the BRS services receive consistent befriending/
advocacy services. The volunteer Coordinator is responsible for
Volunteer recruitment, volunteer supervision and coordination of
cases, awareness raising & promotion of befriending service in the
North Cork Region.


The volunteer Coordinator should have the following skills and

* Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent
combination of education and experience
* The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers
to be effective in their roles—experience with volunteers preferred
* Knowledge and understanding of issues of loneliness/isolation and
dynamics within families in relation to caring for vulnerable adults
* Commitment to goals and mission as outlined by BRS
* strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse
range of people
* an empathy with clients & volunteers and an understanding of their
* the capacity to inspire and motivate others
* the ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and
respond with sensitivity
* good organisational skills and the ability to manage a variety of
* administrative and IT skills, and an ability to maintain records
and produce clear written and oral reports
* experience of working across different sectors and developing
links with other agencies

REPORTING TO: The volunteer coordinator reports directly to the board
of directors
LOCATION: North Cork Area based in Charleville, Co Cork
HOURS OF WORK: **Apply on the website**.5hrs/week
DURATION: This position is subject to funding & is initially offered
on a 1 year part time contract basis. Salary is €**Apply on the
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FUNDING: This position is supported by the HSE (Cork Kerry Community
Health Care)


* Complete BRS volunteer training
* Promote & raise awareness of BRS befriending services throughout
the North Cork area
* Lead the recruiting, screening, interviewing and training of new
* Review new cases and assign appropriate volunteers, in
consultation with colleagues working in the North Cork Region
* Prepare and manage all volunteer personnel files & client files in
accordance with BRS company policies and relevant legislation
* Provide assistance and consultation for volunteers as needed and
when requested
* manage budgets and resources, including the reimbursement of
* maintain databases and undertake any other administrative duties.
* Attend staff meetings and assist in the evaluation of the program
* Attend in-service trainings and assist with coordination if
* Complete work time sheets monthly
* Attend conferences/seminars/meetings as requested by the board of
* Participate in performance evaluations of this position as
directed by the board of directors
* monitor and evaluate activities and write reports for funders and
* Other duties as may be assigned by the board or the chair of the
* keep up to date with legislation and policy related to
volunteering and make any necessary modifications to accommodate
* work with multiple agencies across different sectors in order to
establish good working relationships to raise awareness of service

* A full, clean driving licence and use of a car is essential for job
* Garda Vetting will be required

If you are interested in applying for this position please complete
the application form attached to this advertisement and send with an
updated copy of your CV to  **Apply on the website**  before the

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Type: Permanent
Category: Others

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