New Horizons at Work: Single Parent Employees

A single parent’s guide to work-life balance when returning to work

Module 1Welcome!
Unit 1Getting started
Module 2Work Life Balance and how to make it work for you
Unit 1Introduction to Work Life Balance and how to make it work for you
Unit 2What is Work Life Balance?
Unit 3Returning to work and the benefits of work family balance
Unit 4Unit 4 - The Positive Impact Of Work For You And Your Family
Unit 5Flexible Working Hours & Top Tips
Unit 6Top tips
Module 3Balancing work and childcare options
Unit 1Introduction to Balancing work and childcare options
Unit 2Finding the Right Childcare for You
Unit 3Childcare: Things to consider
Unit 4Older Children and Children with Additional Needs
Unit 5Childcare and your employer
Unit 6Financing your childcare
Module 4Family finances and how to make work pay
Unit 1Introduction to Family finances and how to make work pay
Unit 2Creating a budget
Unit 3Managing & Avoiding Debt
Unit 4Saving Money
Unit 5Financial Supports
Module 5Communication
Unit 1Introduction to Communication
Unit 2Effective communication
Unit 3Assertiveness (optional)
Unit 4How To Communicate At Work
Unit 5Listening
Unit 6Non-Verbal Communication
Unit 7Barriers
Unit 8Why have Boundaries in the Workplace?
Unit 9How to speak to an employer if there is an issue
Module 6Transferable skills and how to make them count
Unit 1Introduction to transferable skills and how to make them count
Unit 2Key transferrable skills
Unit 3Acknowledge and Articulate Your Skills
Unit 4Matching Your Skills to a Workplace
Module 7Legislation and Your Rights in the Workplace
Unit 1Introduction to Legislation and Your Rights in the Workplace
Unit 2Rights and Responsibilities
Unit 3Maternity, Paternity & Parental Leave
Unit 4Taking time Off
Unit 5Flexible Hours: Reducing hours and family friendly working hours
Unit 6Discrimination in the workplace
Unit 7Discrimination in the workplace: Resources
Module 8Supports for Working Single Parents
Unit 1Introduction to Supports for Working Single Parents
Unit 2Support from your employer
Unit 3Online support: Forums and Social Media
Unit 4The value of developing your networks
Unit 5Peer Mentoring
Unit 6Progression and Opportunities in the Workplace
Unit 7Thank you for taking part in this Programme - Final Thoughts
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