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Job: Family and Volunteer Support Worker

Company: Family Lives   Salary: 9,379 per annum (pro-rata of full time salary of

Family and Volunteer Support Worker, 14 hours per week, 9,379 per annum (pro-rata of full time salary of 23,448), Barnsley- (fixed term to 31 December 2020 with possibility of one-year extension)

Barnsley Central Area Council Peri-Natal Volunteer Home Visiting and Community Support

Family Lives is a leading national family support charity. We provide 24 hour support, seven days a week through a range of innovative and integrated services, engaging with over 2.5 million families and young people through our digital communications, helpline and face to face support.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Family and Volunteer Support Worker to develop and deliver the Barnsley Central Area Council Peri-Natal Volunteer Home Visiting and Community Support.
This will provide peri-natal mothers with a programme of support including volunteer face-to-face befriending in the home as well as community, peer and phone support.

The Family and Volunteer Support Worker will work closely with a Senior Family Support Coordinator and Barnsley Council Central Area team, midwives, health visitors, Family Centres and other local services.
The aim of the programme is to increase the resilience and emotional wellbeing of up to 100 new mothers each year who are experiencing isolation and low level emotional wellbeing issues. Supervising volunteers is a key element of the delivery model and this role.

The successful candidate is required to have APT /OCN Level 3 qualification or equivalent in child and baby care, parenting support, peri-natal and/or maternal health (or equivalent).
The decision of Human Resources is final regarding the appropriateness of other qualifications.
Commitment to equality of opportunity is essential. You will need a suitable home working environment.

The role is initially for two years with the possibility of extension a further year.

Please visit our website at www.familylives.org.uk/jobs to see the full details of the role and obtain the job description, full person specification, application form and guidance or write to HR department, Family Lives, 15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5HZ. Please note that we only accept application forms, CVs are not accepted. The application needs to be emailed to recruitment@familylives.org.uk or posted to the above address.

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Fanshawe, Senior Area Manager on 07730 213 254

Closing date: Monday, 21st January 2019 (by 9am)

Interview date: Week commencing the 28th of January 2019 in Barnsley.


Applications before: Jan 21, 2019

 

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