Vacancy – Family Support Worker

Home-Start Family Support Worker

(1 year contract)

Part-time 18 hours per week

Salary £17,419 (pro rata)

NJC scale 16

Closing date for applications 20th March 2017

Interview date 28th March 2017

Home-Start Gosport & Fareham is a voluntary organisation promoting the welfare of families with at least one preschool child.

Home visitors help to prevent family crisis or breakdown by offering regular support, befriending and providing practical help to families who are experiencing difficulties.

You will be an enthusiastic and committed individual, able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the needs of families with young children and you will play a key role in supporting families in their own home.

You will be responsible for visiting families in their own homes.  Providing outreach support, you will be helping families to achieve emotionally healthier, less isolated and more active lives within the local community.  As such, it is essential that you have previous relevant experience, a minimal educational achievement of GCSE or NVQ level 2, and an awareness of current legislation and policies relating to children and families.

Applicants will be required to have the use of their own car, for which expenses are paid.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Home-Start Gosport & Fareham is committed to safe recruitment practice as an important part of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults.  Home-Start Gosport & Fareham is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

For further information and an application pack please contact:-

Louise Wheeldon

T: 01329 825858

E: info@homestartgosportandfareham.org.uk

 

 

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