Female* Support Worker

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same? Do you have a genuine interest and passion to make a difference to women and their children?  

We are recruiting for a  support worker in our Slough house.  Life provides accommodation and support services to Mum’s with children under the age of 5 and Mum’s to be. We are passionate about providing strength-based services which meet the needs of the service users. The support worker role is integral to ensuring positive outcomes are achieved for all women and children during their time with Life.    

About Life: 

Life’s a national pregnancy and maternal support charity that helps over 60,000 people a year. Through our services, we help people – whoever they are – to meet pregnancy or pregnancy loss with courage and dignity so they can flourish.  

Our services include   

  • Supported housing and community support   
  • Counselling and skilled listening   
  • Free pregnancy tests and baby supplies   

Our values 

All our work is underpinned by the following universal human values:  

  • Humanity – All people are special and equal.  
  • Solidarity – We’re with you and for you.  
  • Community – We’re better together.  
  • Charity – Doing good for one another.  
  • Common good – Building a better world. 

About you  

To be successful you need to be passionate about supporting women to thrive. You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of the needs and barriers of dealing with pregnancy or bringing up a young child.    

You will have a sound understanding and experience of delivering person-centred services, ideally in a trauma informed way, to ensure independence, choice, and control for Life’s service users. (Training on Trauma Informed Practice will be provided)  

You will be committed to providing a high quality service in line with organisational aims and principals. Bringing enthusiasm, energy and a can do attitude to everything you do.   

Basic IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and understand the importance of working within equal opportunities, safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines are essential.   

If you have a genuine passion for working with women and their children and a desire to learn, we can give you the training to succeed and develop.   

Benefits 

At Life we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our:   

  • Generous holiday allowance, starting at 25 days per year, plus 8 Bank Holidays, (for full-time positions, pro-rated for part-time positions)   
  • Paid Enhanced DBS check   
  • Birthday Leave   
  • Extra annual leave for long term service   
  • Length of service awards   
  • Company Pension Scheme   

Our Values and Commitment to Safeguarding and Equality 

Life is committed to protecting all staff, volunteers and service users from harm of any kind. Life expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct.    

We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organisation by encouraging applications from all backgrounds.   

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. Life takes its obligation to protect the rights of children and vulnerable people very seriously; therefore, the successful candidate for this post will be also subject to extensive background checking, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) which is paid for by the Charity.   

The post will is open to women only. (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).   

How to apply

Should you be interested in this role, then please complete an application form by clicking the below.

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Contract:

16 hrs per week

Location:

Slough

Salary:

£8,611.20 per annum

Closing date:

July 15, 2022

Assessment day:

July 22, 2022

Job Description: