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Family Mentor (21 hours)

Family Mentor 21 hours (Closing date - Tuesday 4th April 2017

The following position is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. 

The vacancy is a temporary position to cover maternity leave for a period of up to 12 months.

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Salary: £16,016 per annum pro rata (£8.80 per hour).
Benefits: Contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site gym, subsidised lunches on Thursdays and employee benefits through Perkbox.
Contract: This is a temporary post to cover maternity leave for a period of up to 12 months. The successful candidate will be due to start employment in this role week commencing 19th June; however, this is subject to change depending on the maternity leaver’s circumstances.
Hours of work: 21 hours per week, Tuesday, 8-4pm, Wednesday 3-11pm and Sunday, 8-4pm. Flexibility is required in this role, as hours of work may change depending on the needs of our residents.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role

Save the Family is looking for a Family Mentor to act as a mentor working alongside families to provide guidance and practical skills to enable them to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential. In addition, the Family Mentor will engage and mentor resident families with enterprise activities on site (e.g. in the workshop, craft room); supporting them to expand on their skills, develop their confidence, increase self-esteem. The Family Mentor will mentor parents to help them give their children the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future.

The Family Mentor will be required to work closely with other agencies as part of a ‘Team Around the Family’ (TAF) approach. Therefore, having the ability to work productively with other agencies through established structures such as TAF is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent mentoring skills and a positive attitude in working with challenging adults.

To apply for a position: Please send in your CV and covering letter, 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 also be grateful if all applicants could fill in our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Submitting an application: All CVs, covering letters and equality and diversity monitoring forms to be sent to me via jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.

For an informal conversation about any of the above roles, please contact me on 01244 333835/ jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.

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

Save the Family – registered Charity number: 516484

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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