- Attend meetings as a member of the PAF Committee when required;
- Review and assess the PAF application forms submitted to the BARP Office;
- Conduct private interviews with members and designated families to assess and review the particular situation in a timely manner;
- Undertake and write up reports (sometimes in collaboration with other professionals), which meet specified standards and timescales;
- Offer information, support and recommendations to the PAF Committee;
- Recommend and offer suggestions about the best course of action for cases after preliminary investigations;
- Liaise with members and professionals and make referrals of specific cases to other agencies whether in the private or public sectors;
- Certification in social work, social care and welfare would be an asset.
- Relevant experience in a social work or social care setting in the private and/or public sector. Professional experience in the public sector would be an asset.
The volunteer(s) will need to show evidence of the following:
- patience and the ability to remain calm in a crisis;
- flexibility to adapt to new roles, tasks and situations;
- strong observation, analytical and listening skills;
- the capacity to absorb legal and procedural information;
- the ability to negotiate, mediate and interpret on behalf of service users;
- good organizational skills to work independently and plan meetings for a caseload of BARP members;
- empathy, combined with a genuine desire to improve the quality of life of BARP members is essential, as is the ability to think on your feet and make difficult decisions under pressure. An interest or participation in some aspect of your local community is useful;
- General administrative skills are also needed.
The selected volunteer will report to the Chairperson of the BARP Charitable Trust.