JOB VACANCY: Home-Start Oxford – Family Co-ordinator

Home-Start Oxford
Blackbird Leys Youth & Community Centre
Blackbird Leys Road

01865 779991

Salary: NJC scale 22-27 £21,074 – £24,657 per annum, pro rata
Hours per week: 18.5
Work base: As above
Contract type: Permanent (dependent on funding)

We are a charity supporting families with young children through home-visiting. We train volunteers to work with families who are experiencing stressful or demanding situations, are ‘hard to reach’ or isolated.

National Lottery Reaching Communities funding is now enabling us to extend our reach to West Oxfordshire.

This is an opportunity to work as part of a growing, friendly team, taking 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 and be involved in the running of family group sessions.

We want to hear from you, if you have:
• an understanding of vulnerable families’ needs
• experience of working with volunteers
• experience of supporting families
• knowledge of safeguarding procedures
• good communication, networking and IT skills
• experience of running groups

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2018 (note: CVs are not accepted)
Interview date: 26th October 2018

We are 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.

Regd Charity No: 1108612; Regd Company No: 5375011

For more details contact: : Application pack: email Informal discussion: contact Karen Porter, Senior Co-ordinator 01865 779991