Job Vacancy: Homestart – Scheme Organiser

Scheme Organiser

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire
197 Broadway Didcot OX11 8RU
01235 511152

Salary: £20,661 per annum, pro rata (£10.71 per hour).
Hours per week: 22.
Contract type: temporary, to 30 September 2017. Continuation of the post after September is dependent on funding. Work base: as above.
We are a charity supporting families with young children through home-visiting and two weekly groups. We train volunteers to provide regular practical and emotional support to families who have at least one child under five, and are experiencing stressful/demanding situations or are ‘hard to reach’. This is an opportunity to work as part of a small, friendly team, and take responsibility for assessing families’ needs and matching them with volunteers, training and supervising volunteers, and liaising with referrers and local partners. You will manage your own caseload of families, with a variety of needs. We want to hear from you, if you have:
 parenting experience and an understanding of families’ needs
 experience of supporting children and families
 knowledge of safeguarding procedures
 the ability to work using your own initiative, and in a small team
 good communication and networking skills
 experience of using IT systems.

Application pack available from Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire
Informal discussion: contact Doreen McNulty, Chair of Trustees, 01235 511152
Closing date for applications: 27 January 2017 (note: CVs are not accepted)

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. Applicants must have use of their own car, for which expenses will be paid. Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire 197 Broadway Didcot OX11 8RU 01235 511152