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Volunteer

Advocacy Officer

Human Rights/Justice

Advocacy Officer

Reclaiming Self CLG

National

At a Glance

  • Start Date:02/10/2017
  • End Date:02/03/2018
  • Closing date:30/09/2017
  • Post Updated:08/09/2017
  • Min Hours:8 hours
  • Role Type:Community Development

Requirements:Helpful if you have /currently in process of degree in social science/psychology/law

Description

Be part of an up and coming charity whose main objective is advocacy and campaigning regarding the ongoing issues and difficulties faced by individuals (survivors) who have experienced institutional  child abuse (State and Religious) and institutional abuse (Pyschiatric). We are an organisation of survivors, academics, psychologists, human rights activists and solicitors, who came together to highlight the State's misrecognition or in some cases failure to recognise abuse. 

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

We are looking for an advocate/support worker to join our team of volunteers who is interested in:

Signposting individuals to relevant support services. 

Be the link between Board and survivors. 

Be part of a dynamic and multidisciplinary team. 

Engage in outlined research. 

Be an essential part of the building of an new organisation. 

Most of this work will be completed for the time being via phone and email. 

Skills required for this role:

Background experience in advocacy and support work is a bonus. 

Background in social work, social science, law and psychology a bonus. 

Good communication skills. 

Knowledge of historical abuse issues is a bonus. 

Interest in research is viewed very favourably. 

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Can be discussed

Minimum time commitment per week:
8 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
It would be great if someone could forward CV and references, however discussion regarding this can be had. Website currently in the process of being developed so please contact A.Crean@ReclaimingSelf.ie for further information.

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: AnneMarie Crean

Address: Reclaiming Self CLG, Currently moving premises

Website: http://www.reclaimingself.ie

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