Job Vacancy: Home-Start – Family Support/ Community Liaison Worker

Salary: £20,661 per annum, pro rata (£10.71 per hour)
Hours per week: 29 Contract type: fixed term to March 2020 (Continuation of the post after this date is dependent on funding)
Work base: as above
We are a charity supporting families with young children through home-visiting by volunteers. A Ministry of Defence Covenant Fund (Families in Stress) grant now enables us to recruit a ‘rapid response’ worker to contact ‘forces families’ in difficulty or crisis within one working day of referral. The worker will assess the family’s needs and provide practical and emotional support in the home. Families will have one or more children under five, and live on or off the bases of Dalton Barracks (Abingdon), Vauxhall Barracks (Didcot), RAF Benson, or the Defence Academy of the UK (Shrivenham). The worker will have a community liaison role, ensuring collaborative working with military and civilian contacts. The person appointed will also manage their own caseload of families supported by a home-visiting volunteer, and provide volunteers with support and supervision.
We want to hear from you, if you have:
• the ability to lead and drive this new project forward
• an understanding of families’ needs and of parenting skills
• experience of supporting families
• good communication, networking and IT skills
• the ability to work using your own initiative, and in a small team

Application pack available from Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire Informal discussion: contact Doreen McNulty, Chair of Trustees, 01235 511152

Closing date for applications: 21 April 2017 (note: CVs are not accepted)

Interview date: 10 May 2017

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.

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire 197 Broadway Didcot OX11 8RU 01235 511152 homestartso@btinternet.com www.homestart-southernoxfordshire.org.uk

Family Support/ Community Liaison Worker 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, a company limited by guarantee, number 05443274 Registered charity number: 111394