Charity registered in Scotland SC006806
Home-Start, the UK’s leading family support charity, provides an unique service for families – recruiting and training volunteers to support parents and young children in their own homes.
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.
Home-Start Dunfermline is a voluntary organisation committed to working alongside families with children under 5 who are dealing with challenges in their lives. As one of Scotland’s largest family support charities we provide a variety of services to families including peer support, family groups and more specialist interventions. Our work is supported by a team of trained volunteers recruited from the local community.
We are currently looking for a creative, passionate and inspirational Scheme Manager who has experience in both securing funds and managing a great team of staff to deliver a support service to families where they need it most.
Key responsibilities associated with this role include:
· To ensure sustainability of funding and reporting whilst maintaining and developing relationships with funders
· To explore diversification of funding sources including community fundraising and social enterprise
· To manage, support and develop staff and volunteers
· To provide guidance and direction in relation to day to day operations including Child Protection and Volunteer management
Home-Start Dunfermline is committed to equality of opportunity.
Scottish Charity No 006806; Company Number 280849
Home-Start Dunfermline provides an unique service for families – recruiting and training volunteers to support parents and young children in their own homes.
The ideal candidate will have: