WE ARE RECRUITING!

WE ARE RECRUITING!

SERVICE & TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR

Little Plumstead, Norfolk

£18,000 Fulltime (37hrs per week)

Permanent contract

Norfolk’s child bereavement charity, Nelson’s Journey, is growing! In 2016, the number of children and young people referred to the charity increased by a massive 22%.

The charity requires a new member of the team to complete administrative tasks and provide practical support to the bereavement service. The post will be based in Little Plumstead, near Norwich.

Candidates should have knowledge and experience of administrative tasks required in a busy office. The role will also include taking and recording information, including by phone, from families who have been bereaved.

The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The successful candidate must be committed to the safeguarding of children.

Closing date: 23:59, Tuesday 7 March 2017

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 14 March 2017

Click on the following to download the full application pack:

STA Covering Letter

STA Person Specification

Service Training Administrator Job Description – 31 01 2017

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy – 2014 09.06.14

STA Application Form

 

 

WE ARE CROWDFUNDING

This week, our first Crowdfunding project has gone live!  We have until 9:30am on the 6th March to raise £5,000 to support a project providing the bereaved children and young people that we support with a means to share their experiences of the challenges they have faced, helping to break down barriers for others in a similar situation.

We are currently 34% of the way towards our target, can you help us get closer? Make a donation here http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/diary-of-bereaved-children-in-norfolk

 

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR BEREAVED CHILD NEEDS SUPPORT?

Many adults contact us to ask how they can recognise when a child or young person may need some support from Nelson’s Journey. With this in mind, here are some of the key indicators that your child may benefit from further support following a bereavement:

– Changes to appetite or sleep pattern e.g. nightmares

– Outbursts of anger or physical aggression

– Not wanting to talk about their feelings or the person who has died

– High levels of anxiety – worries or fears, often about death and dying but the anxiety can also often seem entirely unrelated to the bereavement.

-Regular physical symptoms such as tummy aches or headaches

-In younger children, signs of regression such as bedwetting or separation anxiety

The most important factor to consider in deciding if a child may benefit from additional support is if there has been a significant change in their behaviour over a prolonged period of time and that this change has occurred since the death of their loved one. If in doubt, you can always contact our team to talk through your concerns on 01603 431788.

BUNS OF FUN AT NJ CLUBS

Earlier this year we were visited by the lovely Emma Thorburn from Buns of Fun Bakery. She wanted to use her skills in bakery to help bring back smiles to children affected by the death of a special person in their lives.

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TIP OF THE ICEBERG

We are always looking at ways of supporting children through their feelings. Sometimes children can find it really difficult to even know themselves what they are feeling and why. Our Child Bereavement Support Workers use an activity to help young people understand where these feelings could come from and how to deal with them.

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UNDER 6s DAY AT TOTS TOWN

Nelson’s Journey held an activity day for a group of children aged 2-6 years at Tots Town in October. Each child attended the day to remember a special person in their lives that has died. The children took part in a range of activities to help them remember and to support them as they grow. They also had an amazing time playing in Tots Town, with an abundance of hairstyling, building, cake making and shoe buying going on!

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SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE

Today marks World Suicide Prevention Day, raising awareness in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent people taking their own lives.

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