About Save the Family’s ‘Family Mentoring’ Approach

Save the Family provides a safe residential community for homeless and troubled families where safeguarding is paramount. We aim to keep families together and help them create a positive future through our unique Family Mentoring approach.

Family Mentoring means that as family role models we develop a relationship based on trust, appropriate challenge, guidance and empowerment with families, which enables them to identify and overcome barriers, become independent and reach their true potential.

Our approach to mentoring is both person and family-centred, demonstrating empathy, maturity and mutual respect, so that we can help individuals and whole families to develop resilience and a positive attitude towards education, social and life skills, relationships, health, work and essential routines. The methodology is based on showing by example and empowering the family to live as a cohesive unit.

At Save the Family, mentoring provides non-judgemental emotional support, guidance and a sense of continuity and stability, which may otherwise be missing in the lives of individuals. Through successful mentoring families develop essential social skills, recognise their own strengths and self-worth grow in confidence and overcome their difficulties.

Children’s Team Leader

Wage: £25k per annum plus on call payments
Contract: Full time.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role

We have recently implemented a new team structure for the delivery of our core mentoring function, with the aim of ensuring we provide an excellent, seamless service which takes account of the needs of all family members. This structure has four key new leadership roles – Mentoring Operations Manager; Families Team Leader; Children’s Team Leader and Senior Mentor.

The Children’s Team Leader is a fantastic opportunity for a ‘hands on’ specialist children’s/young people’s practitioner, to manage the operational delivery of our children’s team, ensuring that it works within the spirit of Save the Family’s mission and core values. This will be a challenging but rewarding role, with a focus on helping our children and young people reach their full potential.

With at least a relevant Level 3 qualification, you will have good experience of working in a team leader/senior role with children and /or young people, ideally in a families setting. You will also be skilled working with vulnerable adults and children, addressing issues such as domestic violence, abuse, mental health, substance abuse and parenting issues. Equally important are your genuine empathy with the needs vulnerable families and a passion to make a difference to their lives. A motivational leader, you will oversee the work of a small team and ensure they work cohesively with colleagues so that a joined up mentoring service is delivered.

For more information about the above position: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role in the link below.

Children’s Team Leader JD

If you believe you can meet this challenge please follow this link:

https://savethefamily.breathehr.com/v/children-s-team-leader-6260. Upload your CV and a supporting statement detailing how you believe you meet the criteria detailed in the person specification.

Alternatively you can download the Children’s Team Leader Recruitment Pack. Send your CV and a supporting statement detailing how you believe you meet the criteria detailed in the person specification to the address in the pack.

Children’s Team Leader Recruitment Pack

Closing date for applicants is 5pm 13th December 19.

Are you interested in joining our team of Bank Workers in one of the following roles?

  • Bank Family Mentor
  • Bank Children’s Mentor
  • Bank Site Officer

Please scroll down for more information about these roles

Bank Family Mentor

Wage: £9.35 per hour
Contract: Casual working arrangement. Will be called upon as and when cover is required (i.e. to cover holidays and staff absences). There is no obligation for Save the Family to offer work, or the person appointed to accept work.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role
Save the Family is looking for a Bank Family Mentor to act as a mentor working alongside families to provide guidance and practical skills to enable them to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential. In addition, the Bank Family Mentor will engage and mentor resident families with enterprise activities on site (e.g. in the workshop, craft room); supporting them to expand on their skills, develop their confidence, increase self-esteem. The Bank Family Mentor will mentor parents to help them give their children the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future.

The Bank Family Mentor will be required to work closely with other agencies as part of a ‘Team Around the Family’ (TAF) approach. Therefore, having the ability to work productively with other agencies through established structures such as TAF is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent mentoring skills and a positive attitude in working with challenging adults.

For more information about the above position: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role.
Bank Family Mentor Job Description

To apply please forward your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the person specification requirements to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com

Bank Children’s Mentor

Wage: £9.35 per hour
Contract: Casual working arrangement. Will be called upon as and when cover is required (i.e. to cover holidays and staff absences). There is no obligation for Save the Family to offer work, or the person appointed to accept work.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Children’s Mentor to work alongside children at our residential site near Chester to provide advice, support, information and role-modelling to enable them to overcome difficulties and reach their potential. You will put mentoring plans in place and work with children to deliver them, by establishing good relationships with them whilst setting firm boundaries. As part of this, you will provide structured play and learning, in the home and in our wonderful Children’s Centre as well as during off site activities.

With an NNEB or other relevant qualification, you will have experience of working with vulnerable children and experience of applying safeguarding procedures and practices. You will demonstrate empathy and a positive attitude when working in sometimes challenging situations; will be an effective and flexible team member and will be able to work effectively with other agencies.

To apply please forward your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the person specification requirements to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.

For more information about the above position: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role.
Bank Children’s Mentor Job Description

To apply please forward your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the person specification requirements to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com

Bank Site Officer

Salary: £8.21 per hour. £65.68 sleep-over rate.
Contract: Casual working arrangement. Will be called upon as and when cover is required (i.e. to cover holidays and sickness). There is no obligation for Save the Family to offer work, or the person appointed to accept work.
Hours of work: Between the hours of 6.45pm-11pm (+ sleep-over from 11pm-7am) then 7am-8.15am (5 ½ hours plus sleep-in). Shift patterns are subject to change, depending on the needs of our residents.
Location: Just outside Chester city centre.

About the role
Save the Family are looking for a Bank Site Officer to ensure that the accommodation provided to Save the Family residents is safe and secure through the provision of security and door control. This role includes controlling access to buildings and being the first point of contact for all emergencies and carrying out Health and Safety checks.
The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Health and Safety with experience of managing Health and Safety issues, experience of managing overnight security, preferably in a residential setting and will also have experience of monitoring CCTV systems. A full driving licence is essential for this role.

For more information about the above positions: Please see the job description (including the person specification) for this role.
Bank Site Officer Job Description

To apply please forward your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the person specification requirements to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com

To apply for any of the positions listed above: Please send in your CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification. Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position.

Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values. We would be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form

Submitting an application: All CVs, covering letters and equality and diversity monitoring forms to be sent to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.
For an informal conversation about any of the above roles, please call 01244 333835 or email jobs@savethefamily.uk.com.
Think you may know someone who would be suitable for the above roles? Please pass on details of this advert.

Save the Family – registered Charity number: 516484

Safeguarding and equal opportunities

Save the Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB) check is required with this post. The job offer will also be subject to two satisfactory references. References should be from employers, or ex-employers. Family member references are not acceptable. If the role involves working with children, at least one reference from a previous employer where the role involved working with children should be provided.

Save the Family is an equal opportunities employer and will treat all applicants for employment and employees equally regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.

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