About the role:
Are you passionate about supporting young people into independence? Do you have the energy, aptitude and personal qualities which will encourage and mentor our clients into developing life skills and support them to manage living independently? Then read on.
If so, we are looking for an exceptional individual to join Life as a Temporary Female* Pregnancy Matters™ Support Worker covering the Slough area.
We aim to provide a creative and flexible approach to meet each client’s needs and to ensure they feel valued, respected and cared for.
Life is the largest pro-life charity within the UK and probably the most comprehensive and ambitious as it combines advocacy & education work with a nationwide support & housing service along with a network of charity retail shops. Life’s mission is to uphold respect for every human life from fertilisation until natural death whilst providing emotional and practical support to pregnant woman and young mothers who are vulnerable.
The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills and an understanding of delivering a service using the person-centered approach to our clients. They will have experience of face-to-face service delivery, a broad understanding of statutory and voluntary services, ensuring independence, choice and control for all those who access our service.
You will need to have empathy and understanding of the needs of young people dealing with pregnancy or bringing up a young child, and the barriers they might face. You can show us you have experience of or the ability to provide high quality support whilst managing challenging situations.
You have to be committed to the organisation’s ethos and bring enthusiasm and willingness to practical tasks. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with clients at all times.
You should have basic IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and understand the importance of working within equal opportunities, safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines. You should be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You should have good life skills and some knowledge of this field would be beneficial but not essential.
If you have a genuine passion for working with young women and their children and a desire to learn, we can give you the training to succeed and develop.
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 preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Life expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from all diverse backgrounds to apply.
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)
The post will is open to women only. (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
How to apply