Family Support Worker – Winsford

Home Start Cheshire Published: October 23, 2017
Location
Winsford
Opportunity Type
Category
Posted By
EPNAVCO
Benefits
Practical Experience
Skill
Hands On
Activities
Mentoring
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Help Home-Start West and Central Cheshire make a difference to families with young children by
joining the team as a family support volunteer.

We are particularly keen to recruit
volunteers from Winsford, Frodsham, Tarporley, Helsby, Crewe and Nantwich, Northwich.
Home-Start is a charity offering regular support, friendship and practical help to young
families who may be struggling to cope with a variety of challenges, including post natal
illness, isolation, disability, the demands of parenting young children and multiple births.
You would spend 2-3 hours a week with a family in their home. This role requires a high
level of commitment and reliability and will be supported by the Home-Start team. There
are also opportunities for self development and social contact with other volunteers.
You will be given training in preparation for the role. Out-of-pocket expenses will be
reimbursed.

Experience of bringing up children; friendliness, with a sensitive and caring attitude;
understanding the pressures of parenting and the need for support; to be non-judgemental
and respectful of the families' home; be clear about when to be confidential about families'
lives; have good communication skills including an ability to listen; a warm, open
personality with sense of humour.  A DBS check will be required.

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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