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Perinatal Assessment and Engagement Worker

Location: Bradford Salary: Salary Negotiable
Sector: Care Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: 3080434
Immediate Start
Temporary until end of March 2018


The Perinatal Support Service is a partnership between Family Action and Better Start Bradford and is aimed at pregnant women who have - or are at risk of developing - mild to moderate mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

The project provides support to parents through a dedicated trained volunteer ‘befriender’ who will offer emotional support and support to access other services in the community. The service also offers group work and therapeutic groups to help build attachment between parent and baby.

It helps women through their pregnancy and up until their baby’s first birthday, and can work with their partners too. It supports families according to their needs and situation, through listening and emotional support and linking in with other specialist services and Children Centres.

Responsibilities:

You will facilitate a comprehensive assessment process to all parents or prospective parents who access the Bradford Perinatal Support Service from their homes and other community based venues.

You will signpost and work in partnership with other agencies where appropriate, to meet service user needs. You will also help with allocating to a project befriender and provide some project engagement work, including delivering groups and drop-ins from Children’s Centre’s and Community Centre’s as directed by the Perinatal Coordinator.

This role will involve liaising with professionals including Health Visitors, Midwives and Children’s Centers and other referrers.

You will need:

• A qualification in Early Years, Nursing, social care NVQ 3 or equivalent. Or have family support or health related work experience.

• To be able to engage with families and have the knowledge and skills to deliver a holistic assessment of a family’s needs.

• Sound knowledge of child development, safeguarding and the assessment process is essential.

• An understanding of the impact of marginalization and deprivation.

• To have access to a vehicle and be able to travel frequently across the Bradford area.

• A valid DBS

In line with community need, it is desirable but not essential, that you speak one or more of the following languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Slovakian, Hungarian, Russian, Polish, Latvian.

Please reply to this job ad or if you would like more information, you can call Allan Martin on 0113 394 2940


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