Family Support Co-Ordinator (FSC)

  • Part time
  • £24,461 pro-rata
  • On site: Alloa - Travel required throughout Clackmannanshire to carry out role.
  • Closing 12th July 2024


  • Advertised from 6th June 2024
  • Salary review pending. 28 hours per week. 1-year fixed term.

Role

Home-Start Clackmannanshire is a long standing, dynamic charity, striving to ensure every young child (under 12) has the best possible start in life locally. Raising a family has never been easy; our trained volunteers and staff are there to support families through challenging times. In Scotland, Home-Starts have over 1,500 volunteers supporting over 3,500 families and 6,500 children each year through compassionate, confidential help to parents/carers when they need us most. The parents/carers we support are often overwhelmed and isolated. They may be struggling with mental health, illness, disability, multiple births, poverty, domestic abuse, separation and/or trauma. We provide a bespoke support package of 1:1 and group services for families, helping them to cope with the stresses and strains of daily life and encourage them to build the skills, confidence, and strength they need to nurture their children for years to come.

We are looking to welcome a new Family Support Coordinator to our team to allow us to meet the growing need for our services locally. This is a fixed term contract, with potential of extension.

Purpose of the job

Our Family Support Coordinators are central to the support services we offer our local families. As a Family Support Coordinator, you, along with our other three Coordinators will be the first point of contact for a referred family, engaging them through initial visit, providing information, and helping them to shape their package of support. You will provide direct support to families on a 1:1 basis, whilst also recruiting, training, and supporting our team of home-visiting volunteers.

You will also:

  • Contribute to the effective day to day operation of the scheme in accordance with the Home-Start Memorandum & Articles of Association, Home-Start, Standards & Methods of Practice, Home-Start Agreement and Quality Assurance Standards.
  • To maintain high standards of practice in supporting families within the Home-Start model.
  • To ensure equality of opportunity, fairness and diversity in all aspects of the scheme’s work.
  • Implement good safeguarding practice in all areas of work.

This post is part funded by the Barcapel Foundation.

Application notes

The closing date for this post is 5pm, Friday 12 July. Any applications received after this date cannot be considered.

Interviews will be conducted week beginning 22 July, face to face in our offices at Whins Road, Alloa.

Please return your completed application form to our Office Manager Linda Kerr at linda@hsclacks.co.uk


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