Faith Element Coordinator
Description of Element/Role
The Faith Element Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of the Faith element and the leading the faith team.
The Michaela Foundation Girls’ Summer Camp provides Campettes with a fun and joyful environment to explore their religious beliefs and identity. It’s place where Campettes can truly celebrate being themselves, and think about the importance of leading a meaningful life.
- Ensure that the team of leaders are confident in the delivery of their activities for the week
- The Faith Element Coordinator will need to ensure that all facilities and materials are in place for each session.
- The Faith Element Coordinator should ensure that the Campettes are comfortable and are engaging with the activities.
- The Faith Element Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the ethos and environment is fitting for the Faith activities.
- Monday – Friday
- Monday 8.30am – 4pm
- Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4pm
The Faith Coordinator should organise and lead a Faith team meeting prior to Camp commencing. The dates of these meetings are at their team’s discretion.
Ethos training: 26th May 2018, Queen’s University Belfast (full day training event)
First aid training is optional but advised. As least two members of the team must be first aid trained. If you are already trained in First Aid, or, are a trained healthcare professional; you won’t need to attend this training. However, you will need to provide evidence of your completed training.
We will advertise Child Protection training dates/venues in your area closer to Camp. It is mandatory all Leaders’ complete a 3 hour Child Protection training course prior to Camp. Training lasts 3 years until it is up for renewal. Please note if there is training available pre-Camp within your local GAA club or school this is also valid.
Specific activity training will be available online for the recruited team members.
Skills you will develop:
- Communication skills
- First aid (Only those who attend first aid training)
- Use of defibrillator (Only those who attend first aid training)
Free training available:
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- First Aid (Places are limited)
- Autism Awareness (Places are limited)
- Michaela Foundation ethos training
- It looks great on your CV
- You can learn new things
- You can make a positive difference to people in your community
- You can use your abilities and develop new skills
- You will gain valuable experience that will help you in the future
- Volunteering will improve your employability
- You could meet lots of people and make new friends.
You will obtain a gorgeous, limited edition Michaela Foundation Camp Leader’s jersey.
This role is best suited to...
- are able to lead a team
- are able to work as part of a team
- are able to work under direction
- possess good communication skills
- possess management skills
- are naturally passionate about Michaela Foundation’s values
- have experience working in a pastoral care environment such as a school, youth club or similar.
Faith should be an integral part of the Faith Element Coordinator’s life. They should be confident and comfortable talking about their own faith and the role it plays in their lives. They should be happy to pray and reflect with the girls.
The Faith coordinator may have experience working with other faith based organisations.
General information for all Michaela Foundation volunteers
To become a Michaela Foundation volunteer you must complete the online application form and provide references. All Summer Camp volunteers are required to undergo a vetting check. (Access NI or Garda Vetting) You will complete an introduction package and receive training relevant to your role. You will only be able to begin your volunteering once we have completed the necessary checks relevant to your role.
All our volunteers are provided with the necessary training to enable them to carry out their role. This training will either be provided face-to-face or through the online training hub.
All information concerning volunteers and Campettes shall be treated as strictly confidential at all times.
It is the aim of Michaela Foundation to ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, sex, race, colour, religion, marital status, sexuality or disability; or, is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. Everyone shall adhere to our equal opportunities policy and ensure that diversity is valued throughout Michaela Foundation.
Health and safety:
We aim to provide a safe environment for all our volunteers and Campettes. We will therefore make you aware of your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out and to maintain a safe environment for volunteers, Campettes or visitors.
If you have contact with data systems, computerised or otherwise, you are required to obtain, process and/or use the information in a fair and lawful way; to hold data only for the specific registered purpose; and not to use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such purpose. To disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.
Meet an Experienced Volunteer
Niamh McGirr - Faith Leader
Killian Barrett - Faith Leader
Catherine Blee - Faith Leader
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