RSUN Services Coordinator

Closing Date: 31/01/2022

Location: Belfast/Mallusk

Contract Type: Permanent

Job Description

To enhance the involvement of adult service users in the planning of drug and alcohol services through supporting the Regional Service User Network (RSUN).


Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships and support statutory and voluntary service agencies to develop their capacity to ensure the views of service users, the issues that affect them, and/or their active involvement in policy and service development is encouraged.
  • Support the development of service users, through equipping them with the skills and capacity to participate in relevant groups.
  • Openness and flexibility for adapting to the needs and views of service users.
  • Support the role of peer mentors within RSUN.
  • Provide opportunities for service users to share their views and experiences, by participating at a level that suits their needs.
  • Provide support, information and advice to existing service user groups, and assist in the generation of new ones, particularly in areas where none exist.
  • Be responsible for setting up regular meetings of local networks and the regional network, guided by requirements of service users.
  • Chair RSUN meetings and take minutes when required.
  • Develop mechanisms to agree service user representatives to sit on relevant regional groups and provide support to representatives to meet the tasks required of them.
  • Raise awareness of service user groups as appropriate.
  • Meet regularly with service user groups to identify information and support needs.
  • Provide information on consultations and advise on responding to them.
  • Monitor and assess involvement of service users involved in regional network activities to ensure their involvement is at a level suited to their capabilities.
  • Identify regional training needs and organise appropriate training.

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