We are looking for a part-time Community and School Outreach Manager

Job Title:                              Community and School Outreach Manager

Reporting to:                     Executive Director 

Terms:                                  24 hours per week and will include some evening and weekend work for specific events

Location:                             Most of the work will be performed within the community and in schools in the Richmond and Kingston Borough, as well as local community and training centres. Some work may also be performed outside of the Richmond and Kingston Borough within reason.

As long as we do not have offices, administrative and preparatory duties will be home based.  Candidates must be able to travel to meet the requirements of this role and own transport is essential.

Salary:                                  £19,200 based on 24 hours per week

Benefits:                             Employer’s pension contribution 3% of salary

Holiday entitlement 30 days per annum including bank holidays

Application Deadline:    Friday 26 April

Duties and tasks to be performed by the Community and School Outreach Manager

The role

The Community and School Outreach Manager role is to work directly with our ADHD Embrace community comprising parents of children and young people with ADHD, the young people themselves, professionals working with them and the wider community including schools. 

The Community and School Outreach Manager will be required to carry out their duties in-line with the mission and core values of ADHD Embrace and that this is conveyed with a positive and empowering mindset.

Our mission and approach

At ADHD Embrace, we believe that by providing support to parents and professionals working with children and young people with ADHD, and working with young people directly, we can significantly improve the potential of people with ADHD, enabling them to thrive.  As such, the Community and School Outreach Manager will take the lead with creating greater awareness of ADHD and the offering of ADHD Embrace amongst schools and in the wider community.

Duties

The role will involve areas of work with the following duties: 

Community Support for ADHD Embrace Community:

Our core offering is to provide support to our ADHD Embrace community through knowledge and information and provide a community for those whose lives have been touched by ADHD. We aim to support families on their journey to ensure that they do not feel isolated and alone and we do this through the various services we provide:

  1. Post diagnosis workshops for parents / carers

Deliver monthly post diagnosis workshops to parents/carers of newly diagnosed children and young people with ADHD.  These sessions are delivered face-to-face and online.

  • Post diagnosis workshops for children and young people

Deliver quarterly age-appropriate post diagnosis workshops for children and young people to support their understanding of their ADHD diagnosis and to provide them with strategies to help them manage their ADHD.

  • Drop-in’s and Meet Ups

Deliver monthly sessions for parents to support them in meeting other parents, to share experiences       and to help them feel part of our ADHD Embrace community. 

  • Workshops and courses

Develop and facilitate workshops and courses on specific issues that parents/carers and young                people with ADHD have difficulty with, whilst also enabling peer support advice.  This may involve             developing and delivering a course or workshop or securing a suitable outsourced provider as                 required.

  • Attendance and hosting of evening webinars and teacher seminars delivered by experts in their field.
  • Carry out any other duties that may be required by ADHD Embrace from time to time such as attending community events, ADHD Embrace family days.

School Outreach

We have a strong relationship with schools in our community and the purpose of the ADHD Embrace School Outreach programme is to provide teachers with training and support to enable them to better support children in the classroom.  This service is principally focused on Kingston and Richmond, but also covers surrounding areas within reason.  The school outreach also includes building a strong relationship with local universities and training student teachers.

  1. Develop long term relationship with local schools to ensure that ADHD Embrace is known to them and is the first port of call:
  2. a.  when schools and teachers require information, training and support for pupils with ADHD
  3. b. to refer parents of pupils with ADHD or suspected ADHD to ADHD Embrace
  4. Develop and deliver teacher training in schools and in universities for trainee teachers.
  5. Develop and deliver ADHD information sessions to parent coffee mornings within the school setting to raise awareness of ADHD and ADHD Embrace as a support community.
  6. Maintain efficient files and records on visits and work undertaken with schools, universities and within the wider community.
  7. Support the Executive Director in developing the teacher webinar programme for each academic year by securing excellent speakers to deliver talks to our teacher and student teacher community.
  8. Encourage schools to be supportive of the charity through donations or any potential fundraising activities.

Wider community support:

  1. Represent ADHD Embrace at events and forums as required eg:  developing relationships with the Local Authority and representing the charity at key meetings (eg Resilience panels which support teachers and SENCos with challenges related to specific SEND pupils).
  2. Consider how best to reach underserved communities that are currently not accessing ADHD Embrace’s services and reach out to local communities.
  3. Keep abreast of national and local trends and developments affecting young people with ADHD and identify opportunities to promote awareness of their needs and the development of appropriate services to support them.
  4. Provide feedback internally on areas to be addressed as part of our advocacy work based on insights and knowledge gained from working with our ADHD Embrace community (parents, young people, schools, professionals) and the wider community.

Administrative duties:

  1. Ensure that all training material is kept up to date and current considering new research and information relevant to developments about ADHD.
  2. Ensure reporting and monitoring requirements of the role are met.
  3. Provide accurate data as required for the quarterly board reports.
  4. The role will require attendance at monthly team meetings which may be online or face to face.
  5. Ensure all elements of the community and school outreach programme are shared with the wider team and input in the overall service provision delivery plan.

Skills required:

The Community and School Outreach Manager will have at least 3 years+ experience and may have in the past worked as a teacher, trainer, healthcare professional, family support worker or social worker.  They will have the following attributes and experience:

  1. Excellent people skills always showing warmth and empathy and at the same time remaining professional.
  2. Excellent communication and presentations skills.
  3. Have a good knowledge of ADHD or other neuro developmental conditions ideally gained from working with families or within a school environment.
  4. Knowledge of ADHD, awareness of reasonable adjustments as well as strategies and coping mechanisms to support young people with ADHD.
  5. Strong desire or passion to help and support people with a practical mindset to help make a difference 
  6. Self-motivated and a self-starter with energy to deliver the role.
  7. Excellent written skills, a natural attention to detail and the ability to research and distil information in training material as required.
  8. Strong organisational skills and good time management.  The role requires ability to organise the workload and manage appointments to ensure the requirements of the role and service provision targets are met.
  9. Familiar with the Microsoft Office suite.

Equal Opportunities and Application Process:

ADHD Embrace recognises the positive value of diversity, equality and inclusion.  We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our community (vulnerable adults and children). 

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV (no more than two sides of A4) along with a covering email outlining your relevant skills and how they align to the job description.  Please send to jenny.c@adhdembrace.org by the closing date of Friday 22nd March.  We will be reviewing CV’s and interviewing suitable candidates as and when applications are received and we therefore reserve the right to close the application process early.