Perinatal Team Leader x 3

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Glasgow, with hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd May 2022


  • Advertised from 6th May 2022
  • Varied work pattern. 3 available posts, including one with a youth specialism.

Role

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:

  • Emotional & practical support
  • Advocacy
  • Providing information about birth choices, rights and processes
  • Birth preparation
  • Postnatal support

The post holder will:

  • Provide support, supervision, guidance and shadowing opportunities to volunteers
  • Provide support directly to clients to ensure a continuous service is provide
  • Be the primary companion when specialist support is needed for clients facing particularly complex or difficult situations
  • Keep thorough records using our client database and ensuring volunteers do the same
  • Track work progress using Microsoft Excel
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with partner agencies, making onward referrals to ensure clients’ needs are met by the most appropriate agency
  • Ensure the service adheres to adult safeguarding and child protection procedures and manage any associated risks
  • Engage in regular case file reviews with members of the staff team
  • Work with the Volunteer Manager to deal with any disciplinary and practice issues that arise
  • Create and deliver volunteer training
  • Deliver birth preparation sessions either one-to-one, with partners, or with groups

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:

  • Being a back-up to attend births and emergency appointments
  • Answering the emergency phone in the evening and at the weekend
  • Addressing any urgent issues arising
  • Monitoring Whatsapp groups involving volunteer companions who are on call for a birth

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.

More details

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.

Application notes

Please visit our website to apply: ammabirthcompanions.org/about/join-our-team

Closing date: 22nd May 2022