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In receipt of Families First FundingIn receipt of Families First Funding

 

 

We are now recruiting. Please see below for current vacancies.

Assistant Organiser

£21,074 pa (pro rata, initially under a fixed term 6 months contract funded by Families First)

Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 11 years of age. Home-Start staff and volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes and within group support sessions, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. 

We are looking for an assistant organiser to recruit, train and manage a caseload of volunteers to support vulnerable families in Flintshire. This will also involve working directly with families to assess and renew their needs.

Previous experience of working in a supervisory role will be essential. The role will also require previous experience of working in a mentoring/training capacity.  Our successful candidate will have great communication skills and will be an inspirational role model with a positive attitude to tasks.

This is a fixed term contract commencing in October 2018. The hours of work are 18.5 hours a week (worked flexibly according to the need of the scheme) with occasional early morning, evening and weekend work.  The post will be based in Mold and operate throughout Flintshire. Applicants must have use of their own car, for which expenses are paid. A Disclosure and Barring Service notification (Enhanced Level) will be required.

 Closing date: Monday 27th August 2018 at 5pm.

Application packs are available from admin@home-startflintshire.org.uk . (CVs not accepted)

Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Corlan, Mold. 

For an informal chat about this vacancy please call Sharon Windsor, Senior Organiser on 01352 744060

 

 

Rapid Response Worker

£21,074 pa (pro rata, under a fixed term 5 year contract funded by the Big Lottery Fund)

Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 11 years of age.

We are looking for a Rapid Response Worker to work directly with families in their own homes and surrounding community. The post holder will provide an intensive package of support to meet the short term needs of families.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with families and children in a supportive role. They will also have experience of working in, or have a good knowledge of, a range of community organisations providing support to families. They will need to have a calm and flexible approach, possess great communication skills and have energy and drive. As we are eager to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of all of our service users we would particularly welcome applications from those who are able to speak “everyday Welsh” with families.

This is a fixed term contract commencing in October 2018. The hours of work are 22.2 hours a week (worked flexibly according to the needs of the scheme) including some early morning, evening and weekend work.  The post will be based in Mold and operate throughout Flintshire. Applicants must have use of their own car, for which expenses are paid. A Disclosure and Barring Service notification (Enhanced Level) will be required.

Closing date: Monday 27th August 2018 at 5pm.

Application packs are available from admin@home-startflintshire.org.uk . (CVs not accepted)

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th September 2018 at Corlan, Mold. 

For an informal chat about this vacancy please call Sharon Windsor, Senior Organiser on 01352 744060

 

 

Volunteer Co-ordinator

£21,074 pa (pro rata, under a fixed term 5 year contract funded by the Big Lottery Fund)

 

Home-Start Flintshire is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 11 years of age. Home-Start staff and volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families under stress in their own homes and within group support sessions, helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. 

We are looking for a Volunteer Co-coordinator to recruit, train and manage a caseload of volunteers to support vulnerable families in Flintshire. This will also involve working directly with families to assess and renew their needs.

Previous experience of working in a supervisory role will be essential. The role will also require previous experience of working in a mentoring/training capacity.  Our successful candidate will have great communication skills and will be an inspirational role model with a positive attitude to tasks. As we are eager to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of all of our service users we would particularly welcome applications from those who are able to speak “everyday Welsh” with families.

This is a fixed term contract commencing in October 2018. The hours of work are 22.2 hours a week (worked flexibly according to the need of the scheme) with occasion early morning, evening and weekend work.  The post will be based in Mold and operate throughout Flintshire. Applicants must have use of their own car, for which expenses are paid. A Disclosure and Barring Service notification (Enhanced Level) will be required.

Closing date: Monday 27th August 2018 at 5pm.

Application packs are available from admin@home-startflintshire.org.uk . (CVs not accepted)

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th September 2018 at Corlan, Mold. 

For an informal chat about this vacancy please call Sharon Windsor, Senior Organiser on 01352 744060

 www.home-startflintshire.org.uk

 

 

 

Due to our success with securing additional funding from The Big Lottery Fund we are looking to welcome new volunteers to support our projects. Over the coming months we will have roles available for home-visiting volunteers and group support volunteers.

 

We are looking to develop our group work within the communities of Flintshire and we are excited to be developing new opportunities for volunteers.

 

Contact us for more information if you would like to be involved in these new and exciting projects.

 

 

 

Home-Visiting Volunteer Preparation Training Sessions

 

Our next sessions are due to start in September 2018

 

 

Daytime

 

Evening

Session

Date

Times

Session

Date

Times

1

Wednesday 12th September

09.15 – 14.45

1

Tuesday 11th Sept

18.00 – 20.30

2

2

Wednesday 12th Sept

18.00 – 20.30

3

Wednesday 19th September

09.15 – 14.45

3

Tuesday 18th Sept

18.00 – 20.30

4

4

Wednesday 19th Sept

18.00 – 20.30

5

Wednesday 26nd September

09.15 – 14.45

5

Tuesday 25th Sept

18.00 – 20.30

6

6

Wednesday 26th Sept

18.00 – 20.30

7

Wednesday 3rd October

09.15 – 14.45

7

Tuesday 2nd Oct

18.00 – 20.30

8

8

Wednesday 3rd Oct

18.00 – 20.30

9

Wednesday 10th October

09.15 – 14.45

9

Tuesday 9th Oct

18.00 – 20.30

10

10

Wednesday 10th Oct

18.00 – 20.30

11

 

Wednesday 17th October

09.15 – 14.45

11

Tuesday 16th Oct

18.00 – 20.30

12

 

12

Wednesday 17th Oct

18.00 – 20.30

   

The course aims to be informal and relaxed, and we hope you will enjoy your time on the course. You can partake in the course without completing any written work – most of the course involves informal discussion. All 12 sessions must be completed; however, we are flexible. You can switch between the day and evening session should you need to. For those seeking a qualification, there is the option for volunteers to gain 3 credits at Level 2 (Open College Network).

 

 

Topics covered on the course will include the role of a Home-Start volunteer, safeguarding children and confidentiality.

 

 

     Spaces on the course are limited – please contact the office to reserve your place.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for Home-Start Flintshire and supporting a family in the local community please contact us or drop into the office for an informal chat. 

 

 

The Home-Start Flintshire Team

 

 01352 744060    admin@home-startflintshire.org.uk     www.home-startflintshire.org.uk

 

You will also find us on Facebook and Twitter

During November 2017 we held a Volunteer Celebration Evening.  The evening involved a wonderful quiz with very competitive teams and a buffet.  We also presented our Volunteers with Certificates of Service with a few being an amazing 10 years.  We are so grateful for all the support we have from our volunteers. Each and everyone do an amazing job. 

 

Our Volunteers with 10 years of Service

 

All the Volunteers that enjoyed the evening

 

Children In Need Bake Off

November 2017 

 

 

In November the team took part in the Children In Need Bake Off. Each member of staff baked a cake then we asked all the staff from the other organisations in the building to come and try them all. They then had to vote for their favourite. Our Senior Scheme Organiser Sharon Windsor won, but most importantly we raised £102.46. Thank you everyone that supported us, not that anyone needed an excuse to eat cake!

 

 

 

Home-Start Flintshire - enabling volunteers to support families in Flintshire since 1995