Who we are
Safe Families is a Christian, community based charity that seeks to empower local volunteers, predominately from the church, to engage with those most at need. We exist to create relationship and connection, offering support, hope and belonging to improve the lives of those in our communities, because everyone deserves to belong.
Working hand-in-hand with Children’s Services and local authorities, we link children, young people and families with local volunteers who can offer help and support. Working with a large volunteer base Safe Families assists families in crisis by offering remote support, respite care to children and befriending to struggling parents and carers.
The Family Support Manager is a key staff role which involves working with families and facilitating support from volunteers recruited from the local church and community. You would work as part of the Scotland team which includes Perth, Dundee, Fife, Edinburgh & the Lothians, and you will need to be able to travel and work predominantly across Aberdeen.
You would be involved from initial referral from school or Local Authority, through to official completion of Safe Families’ support, including risk assessment of a family situation, identifying goals, matching and introducing volunteers, providing on-going mentoring and support to volunteers and assessing when outcomes have been achieved.
Your objective is to help support families navigate challenging circumstances through connecting them into local volunteer based, sustainable support.
The role requires experience of working with children, families or other vulnerable groups, and knowledge and application of safeguarding principles and processes. It is an incredibly exciting role where you would have the privilege of seeing how the simplest of actions, often from dedicated volunteers, really can bring hope and transformation to families and care leavers.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this role then we would love to hear from you!
For more information and to apply go to https://safefamilies.uk/vacancies/.
4 Diamond Court
Newcastle upon Tyne
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