Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Charity registered in Scotland SC032231

Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents/main carers play the key role in giving their children a good start in life and helping them to achieve their full potential. Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde is a local independent charity which has been set up to give friendship, advice and practical support to families who live in the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde areas and who have at least one child under the age of 5.

Current vacancies

Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,523.28 pro-rata
  • On site: Renfrewshire with flexible working available
  • Closing 29th July 2024

About Us

Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde (HSRI) is a registered charity providing primarily volunteer led, family centred, non-judgmental support to families with at least one child aged under five.

As a valued colleague joining our compassionate and forward-thinking team, you will be part of our vision of walking alongside families, offering intensive family support, empowering families to build on existing strengths, to achieve better wellbeing outcomes for themselves and their children.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Receive referrals for families experiencing difficulties and challenges and, in collaboration with families, assess individual family needs
  • Manage a caseload of families, taking a strengths-based approach ensuring equality of opportunity, fairness, inclusion and diversity
  • Provide home visiting and outreach support for families to help them achieve emotionally healthier, less isolated, more active lives within their local community
  • Work in partnership with parents and carers to empower and build on their parenting skills, enabling them to achieve positive outcomes for their children
  • Encourage parents to play and engage with their children and become involved with their child’s early learning and development
  • Provide information and support for parents on a whole range of issues, signposting to specialist advice when appropriate
  • Collaborate with other professionals/organisations working with the family to ensure the best possible outcome for parents and their children
  • Undertake designated responsibilities to safeguard and promote children’s welfare
  • Complying with the scheme’s administration, monitoring and financial systems