Senior Family Support Coordinator

Family Lives
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£27,170 per annum, pro-rata
18 Feb 2019
18 Mar 2019
Part Time
Contract Type

Senior Family Support Coordinator, 28 hours per week, £27,170 per annum, pro-rata, Barnsley

Fixed term to 31 December 2020 with possibility of one-year extension)

Barnsley Central Area Council – Volunteer Support Service for New Mothers

Family Lives is a leading national family support charity who have recently been commissioned by Central Area Council to deliver a volunteer support service for new mothers and their families, across the five wards that make up the Central Council area of Barnsley.

This is an exciting opportunity; we are seeking to recruit a Senior Family Support Coordinator (SFSC) to set up, develop and coordinate this new service for the Central Council area.

The service will provide a programme of support to new mothers, which will include volunteer face-to-face befriending in the home and community and peer and phone support. 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.

The SFSC will work closely with the Family Lives Senior Area Manager, 

Barnsley Council’s Central Area team, midwives, health visitors, Family Centres and other local service Providers.

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.

You should have experience of coordinating and managing a project, supporting mothers with babies and working with volunteers. Experience of supervising or managing staff and/or volunteers is required.  You should be good at building good relationships and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Commitment to equality of opportunity is essential.

The successful candidate is required to have APT /OCN Level 3 qualification or equivalent in child and baby care, parenting support, new mothers and/or maternal health (or equivalent).

You will also need a suitable home working environment and be willing and able to travel around Barnsley.

Family Lives was set up over 40 years ago by volunteers who wanted to ensure any family in crisis had somewhere to turn. Today, volunteers are at the very heart of the work we do to support families and we have over 300 working across the organisation.

Last year we supported over 36,000 helpline callers, around 6,500 adults and young people through our community services, and had 2.5 million visitors to our website.

Please visit our website via the apply button to obtain the job description, full person specification, application form and guidance. Please note that we only accept application forms. CVs will not be accepted

Closing date: Monday, 11th March 2019 (at 9am)

Interview date: Wednesday, 20th March 2019 in Barnsley.

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