A new role has been created at a Telford charity to help cope with the demand for their services.
Home-Start Telford & Wrekin, based in Wellington, is looking to recruit a new family co-ordinator.
The charity supports parents raising children in difficult situations get the support they need to cope – and manager Caia Bryant-Griffiths said the new recruit would be a vital part of the team.
She said: “All of Home-Start’s work and activities has the best interests of the children at their heart.
“We believe every child needs a happy and secure childhood and that parents play the key role in giving their children that good start in life and helping them achieve their full potential.
“Many parents, desperate to do the right thing to give their children the best start in life, find they are fighting against the odds. That is where we come in.
“Our new family co-ordinator will help to shape and improve the lives of the people we work with. It is a very rewarding role.
“They will be responsible for making a difference to people in our area and ensuring the vital work that Home-Start does continues to be provided at a high standard across Telford & Wrekin.”
As part of the charity’s work families are offered a trained volunteer, usually a parent themselves, who visits them at home and provides informal, friendly and confidential support with everything from getting to appointments and nutritional advice to even just playing with their child or children or offering a willing ear to listen.
Home-Start Telford & Wrekin supports parents with at least one child under the age of five who are dealing with issues such as isolation, illness, disability, mental health problems, domestic abuse, difficult relationships and multiple births.
“The new family co-ordinator is vital to ensure we maintain high standards of practice in supporting families within the Home-Start model,” added Mrs Bryant-Griffiths.
“They will also support the implementation and review of all Home-Start policies and procedures, it is a very important role.”
The new co-ordinator working to a senior post is for 20 hours a week and is subject to a DBS clearance at enhanced level. The salary will be paid on the NJC scale points 22-27.
Home-Start is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
Applications should be submitted to Caia Bryant-Griffiths before May 3 and interviews will be held on May 18.