Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. Home-Start offers a unique core service, recruiting and training volunteers to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.
Local Home-Starts also offer other ways of supporting vulnerable families in their local area, in response to need and in collaboration with other partners, such as group work, parenting programs and intensive support through appropriately skilled paid staff.
To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community working towards independence.
Home-Start Dunfermline (HSD) is now seeking to employ a Family & Group Worker to enhance Home-Start Services in Dunfermline and SW Fife. The Family & Group Worker will provide support to vulnerable families, including those presenting with complex needs. Support will be offered in the form of 1:1 work with families as well as group work and parenting programmes. Assessments will be made based on need focusing on, and in agreement with, the family.
To find out more about the role download the Job Description & Person Specification below.
Fife Housing Group is an ambitious, forward-thinking organisation, committed to providing quality, affordable housing to tenants throughout Fife.
One of the largest independent housing associations in the east of Scotland we manage approximately 2,500 properties and have an annual turnover of approximately £12 million.
We employ 73 colleagues at our offices in Dunfermline and are registered under Charitable Rules with the Scottish Housing Regulator, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and with the Financial Services Authority.
Our subsidiary company, PACT Enterprises, owns 52 properties which are let at market-rents.
The Group is governed by a voluntary Board and we are currently looking to strengthen our overall governance arrangements through the appointment of new Board Members, whose skills and knowledge will help to shape our strategic direction.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills, independence of thought and an ability to challenge constructively whilst making balanced and informed decisions.
Knowledge of social housing is desirable but not essential, however, experience of operating successfully at a strategic level in one of the following areas would certainly be beneficial:
· Governance and/or Law
· Business Management
We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who live within our area of operation and, as an equal opportunities employer, are keen to attract greater diversity onto our Board.
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