Perinatal Support Coordinators

£25,387 - £27,859 per annum
07 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Perinatal Support Coordinators 

Are you an enthusiastic, highly organized and creative individual looking for an exciting new role? 

Our client has been building stronger families since 1869, and today works with over 45,000 families and children through 120 community based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes. 

Position: Perinatal Support Coordinators x2 
1 post: 37 hours per week (South Derbyshire – Base office to be confirmed) 
1 post: 37 hours per week - Maternity Cover (Chesterfield, North Derbyshire) 
Salary: £25,387 - £27,859 per annum 

Closing date: Midday Monday 31st October 2016 
Interview date: 8th and 10th November 2016 

About the role: 

The Derbyshire Perinatal Service is a peer support service for individuals with low level (mild to moderate) diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing mental health issues in the perinatal period. They recruit volunteer peer mentors to work with families during pregnancy through to one year after the birth of their child depending on need. 

You will recruit, train and supervise a team of volunteer mentors and supervise a paid Assessment and Engagement Worker. You will manage and process referrals, match service users with a volunteer mentor, case manage risk and safeguarding issues and monitor and evaluate outcomes. In addition you will liaise with professionals, including Health Visitors, Midwives, Children’s Centre’s, Adult Mental Health Services and other referrers to promote the service and develop referral pathways. 

About you: 

For this role you will need to be qualified to a degree level and /or possess an NVQ level 3 and an appropriate social care, early years or health qualification e.g. social work, nursing, health visiting or equivalent. The ability to plan and deliver an agreed programme of support for vulnerable ‘parents to be’ and new parents that will promote attachment to the child and develop parenting skills. Experience of recruiting, training, supervising, and developing volunteers and/or staff is also important. 

An understanding of how mental health issues can affect relationships in a family setting is vital as is a sound working knowledge of child and adult Safeguarding issues in a multi-agency arena. Good IT and numeracy skills are necessary, as are excellent assessment, planning and record keeping skills. Knowledge of health and safety issues and an ability to take responsibility for the health, physical well-being and safety of the adults and children attending the service is important. 

For this role you must have a full UK driving licence and you will need to have access to a car and be willing to travel. Training in one of these evidence based approaches is also desirable; Solihill, PEEP, Theraplay or Mellow Babies. 

You may have experience of the following: Perinatal Support Coordinator, Charity, Charities, Maternity, Not for Profit, Maternity, Community Support, Safeguarding, Social Care, Third Sector, Family Services, Vulnerable Adults, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.