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121 Coventry Rd Market Harborough LE16 9BY
PLAY-FULL FAMILIES PROJECT COORDINATOR Job Description Employer: Home-Start South Leicestershire, 121 Coventry Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9BY Job Title: Family Coordinator (Play-Full Families Project) Hours: 16 hours per week to be worked flexibly as required. Very occasionally evening or weekend work may be required for which time off in lieu is given. Project Timescale: The post is for a maximum of 3 years initially from 1st July 2022 to end June 2025 (3-year National Lottery Community Fund Project). Responsible to: The Family Coordinator is responsible to and receives regular support and supervision and an Annual Review from the Senior Coordinator. Responsible for: • Working to the Standards and Methods of Practice of the federation lead, Home-Start UK (HSUK), the HSUK Quality Assurance Standards and to all Home-Start South Leicestershire’s (HSSL) policies and practices • Working to HSSL’s Strategic and Operational Plans KEY TASKS: Delivering the services of the Play-Full Families Project • Coordinate and deliver all Play-Full Families Project activities: o One to one support to individual children attending one of our partner primary schools in Harborough District through a series of weekly sessions in schools making use of therapeutic play techniques o Supporting the development of parent-child-sibling relationships (including any siblings from 0 to 16 years) by engaging parents/carers/siblings as appropriate in some of the sessions at school. o Supporting and coordinating Home-Start Family Support Volunteer ‘matches’ with families to bring play activities and ideas into the family homes of referred children, or by making use of community spaces, through regular weekly after school sessions. o Directly delivering regular weekly after school sessions in family homes or in community spaces where no volunteer is available to do so. • Work closely as a team with the 21hr Play-Full Families Project Coordinator to support a target of 20 individual children per year, an additional 20 siblings within families, and 30 parents/carers. GENERAL TASKS: Families: • Conduct Initial Assessments and Reviews with families referred to the project according to the charity’s Theory of Change and Measurement Framework. • Provide additional signposting/referral support as needed to external agencies, or within the charity, for a wide range of issues which may include housing, income, health, parenting skills, relationships, learning and training etc. • Liaise with other agencies and partner schools as and when appropriate and necessary, including Adult/Children’s Social Care. • Ensure an effective exit strategy for families coming to the end of their period of support. • Ensure support for families is balanced between being purposeful and effective yet delivered in a way that is acceptable to vulnerable families. • Maintain family files in accordance with the charity’s requirements. Volunteers • Occasionally assist with the initial and ongoing training of volunteers within the charity. • Provide ongoing supervision and support to volunteers engaged within the project in line with Home-Start requirements, including informal support as needed. • Maintain volunteer files in accordance with the charity’s requirements • Contribute to the Home-Start newsletters as required. • Attend/support at the occasional volunteers’ social events. Staff Team • Work closely with the other Coordinators and Assistant Coordinator within the charity. • Work closely with the Charity Development Manager, Finance Manager and Charity Administrator, both to provide and request all required information, including family and volunteer data, budgets, project resource needs and project evaluations/outcomes. • Attend regular staff meetings and any other meetings relevant to the post. Multi-Agency working • Work closely with key staff at partner schools to ensure the smooth delivery of the project in these locations • Liaise with other relevant agencies to support the needs of parents and children, ensuring effective communication between agencies to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. • Attend multi-agency meetings as appropriate and necessary. Safeguarding • Work to the charity’s Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Code of Conduct. • Work within the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s Children’s Workforce Safeguarding Competency Framework. • Keep an individual Children’s Workforce Safeguarding Competencies Log up-to-date, for discussion and evidencing at staff supervision and Annual Appraisals. • Keep Safeguarding training up-to-date in accordance with the charity’s and Leicestershire’s Children’s Workforce Safeguarding Competency Framework requirements. Miscellaneous • Involvement in the review of relevant Home-Start UK Quality Assurance Standards • Act as a full member of the staff team, attending relevant events and helping with other tasks as necessary to further the charity’s Mission. • Promote and champion the work and fundraising needs of the charity • Take up opportunities for learning and development which are relevant to the post. Conditions of Service The conditions of service for this post are set out in the Main Terms and Conditions of Employment, together with any additional amendments/updates.