Senior Perinatal Coordinator, Bradford Perinatal Peer Support Service
Based in Central Bradford
22.2 hours per week
Grade 3 (upper) point 24-28: £30,751 – £34,072 FTE (£18,450.60 - £20,443.20 per annum)
Bradford Perinatal Peer Support Service provides peer support to women, during the perinatal period, experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues. These include low mood, anxiety, worries about pregnancy or birth, feeling overwhelmed, feeling like things are a struggle. Our peer support volunteers provide listening support to ensure these women feel heard. We also offer a group based on Theraplay principles; and have a thriving and busy Engagement Team. We are a Better Start Bradford service, find out more at www.betterstartbradford.org.uk
We are looking for a Senior Perinatal Coordinator to our lead the peer support team, who oversee and supervise our volunteers, and pair women with volunteers who have the right skills to support them. You will line manage our Perinatal Coordinators, providing reflective supervision, oversight of assessments and case files, and leading Triage meetings. You will also have a small, complex caseload of your own and oversee volunteers who are paired with your clients. You will have overall responsibility for volunteer oversight including training.
Your skills and experience
We are looking for an experienced family worker, or someone with experience with perinatal women. We are looking for some supervisory or leadership experience and excellent interpersonal skills, and experience of working with volunteers. You need to have an understanding of how mental health issues can affect relationships in a family setting, and how maternal mental health issues can impact on babies. We are looking for someone who is passionate about listening to, and supporting women, and working towards improved outcomes for women and children.
We are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQIA+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for families and children and strive for our workforce to be truly representative of the diverse communities we support. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview. What will we offer you?
We’ll offer you flexible working hours, a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements, eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits. We have an excellent wellbeing offer and we will invest in your professional development with on-going quality training and career development opportunities. You’ll join an established, supportive and high-performing service and have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.
We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.
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Closing date: Monday 17th January 2022 at 09:00am
Interview date: TBC
Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.