NW1, London
£28272 (including Inner London Weighting) pro rata, depending on hours worked
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Have you got brilliant people skills? Do you share our passion for supporting families with young children through their challenging times? If you have experience in early years, family support or community work, we'd love to hear from you.

We are a leading family support charity, providing befriending support and therapy to families with young children, and pregnant women, in 3 boroughs – Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham. Through our network of 80-100 volunteers, we provide non-judgmental practical and emotional support to families in their homes. Our approach is flexible to take account of different needs, with the aim of encouraging families’ strengths and increasing resilience to cope with the stresses of life.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our small, enthusiastic and dynamic staff team for a 1-year maternity cover post. The role involves visiting families in their homes to assess their needs and review progress; matching families with appropriate volunteers; supervising and supporting volunteers; and liaising with referrers and local partners. You will manage your own caseload of families with a variety of needs.

The post requires:

  • Experience of supporting children and families; knowledge and understanding of their needs
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and the ability to supervise befriending volunteers
  • A positive team player with commitment to anti-discriminatory practice, and the ability to work using your own initiative

1 YEAR CONTRACT

Part-time post. We will consider either 3 days (21.6 hours) or 4 days (28.8 hours) per week

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th February, 5pm

Disclosure and Barring Service check at enhanced level will be required for this post.

Home-Start Westminster is committed to safer recruitment practice as an important part of safe-guarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.

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We are a leading family support charity, providing befriending support and therapy to families with young children,... Read more

Refreshed on: 13 February 2020
Closed date: 28 February 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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