The post holder will manage a caseload of clients, ensuring that safe, appropriate and trauma informed support is provided from 3rd trimester of pregnancy until approximately three weeks after the baby is born. This role combines coordinating teams of volunteer companions and providing support directly to our clients.
Clients will often be assigned a small team of companion volunteers according to their individual needs and preferences. The Perinatal Team Leader will lead each team, ensuring continuous support is provided throughout the perinatal period. Support should be person-centred depending on individual needs. Support is offered in clients’ homes, at hospital or other appointments, and during birth.
Support may include:
The post holder will:
Note: We are recruiting three people to these roles, one of whom will have a focus on working with young people. This is a new area of development and may entail a higher proportion of group work and birth preparation.
Hours and On Call Requirement
As births can happen at any time of the day or night, Amma operates an on-call system to ensure that support is provided 24/7. Perinatal Team Leaders will receive a full-time salary (equivalent to 35 hours per week) and will work a 30-hour standard week. In addition to this, they will be on call one week in every four. The on-call period entails:
When attending births, hours of work may be long. Time will be given for rest and recuperation afterwards.
Weekly hours can be flexible but team members must be available to attend staff meetings, including on-call and handover meetings.
Amma believes in fairness, equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognise the importance of an inclusive and diverse workforce and we strive to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to everyone.
We welcome and actively encourage applications from people with a diverse range of experiences, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also welcome and encourage applications from people with lived experience of our client group.
This role will be subject to references and a Protection of Vulnerable Groups check.
Please visit our website to apply: ammabirthcompanions.org/about/join-our-team
Closing date: 22nd May 2022