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Family Support Manager – Reading

Organisation
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Post date
14 February 2022
Closing date
7 March 2022
Location
Reading
Salary
£24,095
Hours
38
Contact email
recruitment@rainbowtrust.org.uk

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity is going through an exciting time where we are rebuilding!

Following a difficult year, we are pleased to be in a position to begin growing our care teams so that we can continue to deliver a high-quality family support service to more families in need. Our strategic plan is to rebuild and then continue to grow, so this is a perfect time to join us.

About us:

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity enables families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness to make the most of time together, providing expert, practical and emotional support, where they need it for as long as it is needed. For families living with childhood illness, time is everything. Right now, there are too many families coping alone with no support, no time to think, no time to make memories and no time for each other. We believe that no family should go through this alone, so we are here to change that.

About the role:

This Best Companies Top 100 mid-sized company and Top 20 charity is looking to appoint a Family Support Manager to lead our newly establishing Reading Family Support team, including volunteers, and a small case load.

Reporting to the Head of Care out of our Reading team base and working in partnership with health, education and social care professionals, you will take responsibility for delivering a high-quality family support service; and will act as the local Registered Manager for the Care Quality Commission, providing management and leadership to the team in relation to all safeguarding issues.

Having worked regularly in a stressful and emotional environment, within the community, you have a commitment to working in partnership with children, young people and their families, developing, monitoring and delivering service outcomes and building and maintaining successful professional partnerships to ensure the service is accessible to relevant families.

Location: This team covers Reading and surrounding areas

What we’re looking for:

  • an experienced child health, education or social care professional – applications will be particularly welcome from those who understand the impact on family dynamics of having a child/young person with a life threatening or terminal illness and those who have worked in bereavement support
  • a poised and convincing communicator – you will maintain effective relationships with stakeholders including families, referrers, partners and other statutory, private and voluntary agencies.
  • comfortable with a changing environment – you will thrive working at a fast pace and controlling tasks from conception to completion and understand that quickly connecting with people is essential
  • a persuasive, inclusive approach to achieving goals quickly and correctly – with a warm and friendly working style
  • strong networking skills and confident use of MS Office – Educated to A-level with a recognised childcare and management qualification (NVQ4 or equivalent)

What we offer:

We have a range of fantastic benefits that we offer our employees. If you’d like to find out more about these benefits and working with us, click here. More information can also be found in our Candidate Pack.

As part of our learning and development Anne Harris skills development programme, we aim to provide a high level of training and development opportunities for all staff, so you are able to perform to the best of your ability, achieve individual and team objectives aligned to Rainbow Trusts strategic plan, supporting staff to be the best they can be and feel a valued member of a high performing organisation.

Our Family Support Teams are given the opportunity to complete a number of diverse training courses in their first 12 months, including but not limited to: Mental Health First Aid, Makaton, counselling skills, introduction to play.
The programme aims to provide a building block for you to individually tailor your own learning and development needs.

How to apply:

For an application form, job description and person specification visit www.rainbowtrust.org.uk or call 01372 220073. Your completed application form should be sent to recruitment@rainbowtrust.org.uk.

Frist interviews will take place on Monday 21st March 2022, with second interviews to be held on Monday 28th March 2022. We will only contact those applicants who have been successful.

There will be a requirement for flexible working and a full current driver’s licence to accommodate team and family need. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

As a CQC registered organisation, it is an expectation that all Rainbow Trust employees are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (unless medically exempt).

Rainbow Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment.

Rainbow Trust is an equal opportunities employer and a Best Companies Two-Star rated organisation. www.rainbowtrust.org.uk Registered Charity No: 1070532

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