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We’re proud to be talent spotting for a brand-new, collaborative project between Homestart Manchester and Homestart Trafford, Salford and Wigan. This is a unique opportunity for a fluent Arabic or Urdu speaker to support families in local communities as a Parent Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Wellbeing Co-ordinator.

Homestart provides support and friendship for families who are struggling to cope with a wide of range of situations – loneliness, mental ill health, disabilities or increasing poverty and debt. They provide support to help prevent crisis and family breakdown by recruiting, training and supporting volunteers who are parents from the local community to visit families in their own homes to provide practical help and emotional support to families.

In this brand-new role, you’ll look after a casework of families from the BAME community providing advice, guidance, support and signposting during the peri-natal period. You’ll be experienced in working with parents from BAME communities with emotional and mental health needs and will work in close partnership at all times with specialist services, forming a vital conduit for ensuring that escalating needs are identified and met earlier.

To apply for this role, you’ll need:
* Ability to speak either fluent Arabic or Urdu
* Recent experience of working with BAME children and families
* Knowledge of early attachment and of the impact of parental mental health issues on the parent infant relationship
* Skills in managing barriers that families may have to engagement e.g. language and cultural barriers or digital exclusion
* Knowledge of the roles of agencies providing services for families

These roles would be particularly well suited to health visitors, midwives, mental health professionals, family support workers or social workers with experience of working with families. However, we’d also be keen to speak to those with transferable skills and relevant volunteer experience. Most of all, you’ll be incredibly passionate about supporting families.

Because of the work Homestart does, they offer a flexible, grown-up working culture. This is a charity that understands the importance of life and family-friendly working.

Initial 2 year fixed-term contract.
Salary £23,836 per annum pro rata

If you’re the person we’re looking for, please send a copy of your CV to Charity People’s consultant, Tatiana Ambrose, for lots more detail.

Closing date: 9am on 19th March

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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