Job vacancy: Home-Start Group Worker – Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire

Advert title: Home-Start Group Worker – Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire, 197 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RU

Advert text: Salary: £17,547 per annum, pro rata (£9.10 per hour)
Work base: as above
Hours per week: 13 from appointment to Christmas 2016, reducing to 10 for remainder of contract
Contract type: temporary for one year*

We are a charity supporting families with young children through home-visiting and weekly groups. The groups are well-established and run in Didcot on Monday, Tuesday and Friday** mornings throughout the year. One group is specifically for mothers with postnatal illness and their children; another is for first-time parents and their babies, and the third is run in partnership with a children’s centre.

We want to hear from you if you:
• can work on your own initiative as well as part of a small team
• have an understanding of the needs of children and families
• could take responsibility for planning and running the groups, and reviewing and monitoring supported families, which includes home visits
• could provide play opportunities to encourage positive interaction between parents and children.
An early years or other relevant professional qualification would be an advantage.

Application pack available from Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire
Informal discussion: contact Doreen McNulty, Chair of Trustees, 01235 511152
Closing date for applications: 10 October 2016 (note: CVs are not accepted)

*Continuation of the post after one year is dependent on funding
**The Friday group work will end by Christmas 2016

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire is committed to equal opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. We expect all employees to share this commitment. We ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced level criminal records check through the Disclosure & Barring Service. It is funded by BBC Children in Need.

For more details contact:: Doreen McNulty, Chair of Trustees
Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire
197 Broadway,
Didcot, Ox11 8RU

Tel: (01235) 511152- e-mail: homestartso@btconnect.com