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Family Mentor – 19th January

Family Mentor - 19th January

Role: Family Mentor

Hours: Part-time – Saturday, 8-4pm and Sunday 12-8pm (14 hours per week)

Salary: £6806.80 per annum (£9.35 per hour)

Location: Chester city centre

Contract: This position is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund until July 2018.

Apply: please visit: http://www.savethefamily.org.uk/workforus/

Do you have empathy & compassion for the needs of vulnerable families, with excellent mentoring skills? If the answer is yes then this role may be for you!

The Charity offer a competitive salary, including employee benefits such as a contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site gym and employee benefits through Perkbox.

Save the Family have an exciting opportunity for a Family Mentor to join our team in Chester. This is an extremely rewarding role, working with vulnerable families to provide guidance & practical skills in order for families to achieve identified outcomes & reach their potential.

This is a hands on role, where you will make a difference.

Essential Requirements:
• A good standard of education (GCSE English and Maths or equivalent)
• Experience of working within a mentoring environment, ideally in a families setting
• Experience dealing with ‘at risk’ adults and children on a one to one basis
• Experience of applying safeguarding procedures and practices
• Good organisational skills
• Ability to work as part of a team or as a lone worker
• Full driving licence.

Desirable Requirements:
• Safeguarding training
• Mentoring training
• Working knowledge of Health and Safety Practice
• Experience of planning and structuring mentoring activities using own initiative
• Experience working in a role within a project that is outcome driven
• Business use on insurance or willing to purchase if appointed
• Willing to use own vehicle for business purposes.

About Our Company:

Save the Family is a Charity based in Cheshire. We provide a safe community environment combined with tailored mentoring to homeless and vulnerable families. The help offered includes access to training, employment support and issue led support enabling families to get back on their feet and move forward with confidence.

For more information about this position please download the job description and person specification below.

Family Mentor

How to apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com, detailing how you meet the essential criteria (as detailed in the person specification).

Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position. Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values.

We would be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form and return this to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com . Please find this form below.

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form8 7

If you would like an informal conversation about the above role or would like to request an application pack directly, please contact Gary Hankinson on 01244 333811 or via email jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.

Think you may know someone who would be suitable for the above role? Please pass on details of this advert.

Save the Family – registered Charity number: 516484

Closing date for applications: Friday 19th January 2018.

Safeguarding and equal opportunities:

Save the Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB) check is required with this post.

The job offer will also be subject to two satisfactory references. References should be from employers, or ex-employers. Family member references are not acceptable. If the role involves working with children, at least one reference from a previous employer where the role involved working with children should be provided.

Save the Family is an equal opportunities employer and will treat all applicants for employment and employees equally regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

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