Senior Family Support Coordinator

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Family Lives
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
07 Jan 2019
21 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Senior Family Support Coordinator 

28 hours per week, £21,206 (pro-rata of a full time salary of £26,507) per annum, 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 Senior Family Support Coordinator (SFSC) to manage and coordinate the Barnsley Central Area Council – Peri-Natal Volunteer Home Visiting and Community Support. The SFSC will manage and coordinate the Barnsley Central Area 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 SFSC will work closely with Barnsley Council Central Area team, midwives, health visitors, Family Centres, other local services and the Family Lives Area Manager. 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. Sustainability, community support, partnership working, self-reliance and reciprocity is a key part of service design and delivery. Where needed, support should also be provided or existing agencies/organisations contacted, to establish new groups and activities.

Recruiting, training and managing a team of volunteers is a key element of the delivery model and this role. The SFSC will also manage and organise the caseload for a part time Family and Volunteer Support Worker.

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.

You must have experience of coordinating and managing a project. You will also have experience of supporting mothers with babies and working with volunteers.  Experience of supervising or managing staff and/or volunteers is required.  You should have experience of building good relationships and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. 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 note that we only accept application forms, CVs are not accepted.

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.