Family and Volunteer Support Worker

Recruiter
Family Lives
Location
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Salary
£9,379 per annum
Posted
07 Jan 2019
Closes
21 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Part Time

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 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.