This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for someone to make a real difference to the futures of young children and families in central and south-west Birmingham.
Liaising with referrers, you will work closely with families with children under the age of five, assessing their needs and matching them with our current volunteers and new volunteers that you will recruit, train, supervise and support.
You will undertake regular reviews with the families you are supporting and ensure information is accurately collated, recorded and input onto the relevant systems.
You will also be expected to network within the community, building beneficial relationships in the areas of Bartley Green, Quinton, Harborne, Edgbaston, Ladywood and Soho; acting as an ambassador for the Scheme. It is therefore important that you have knowledge and understanding of the demographics of the wards this role covers and the cultural backgrounds of the communities.
You will also work alongside the Scheme Manager and the wider team, contributing to the effective day to day operation and development of the Scheme.
We are looking for someone with relevant experience (paid or voluntary), including experience of working with families, who has a good understanding of the voluntary sector, knowledge of safeguarding practices and legislation and knowledge of the roles of agencies in providing services for children and families. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships across different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of the values and ethos of the scheme.
Due to the nature of the role, a DBS check will be required for the successful post holder.
Closing date for applications: 25 April 2021
Proposed interviews will take place the week commencing: 3 May 2021
HomeStart Birmingham Central and South-West is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Applicants will be short-listed on the sole basis of their relevant skills, knowledge and experience.
To apply for this post can you please email us at: [email protected],org with your personal email address