Family Support Worker (For Dad’s/Male Carers) – Central Halifax

Looking for the chance to improve the lives of children and families in Calderdale?
Then this is how you could do it . . .

(With responsibility for Dad’s/Male carers)
Central Halifax

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic team member, committed to supporting vulnerable and excluded families.

Working directly with male parents, carers and their children you will introduce and encourage new families to engage with the service, supporting them in groups and on a 1-1 basis to improve the quality of their lives and opportunities.

  • You will need:
     A professional qualification at NVQ Level 3 or above in childcare or equivalent (or keen to work towards this)
     Considerable experience of working with children, young people and families
     Considerable experience of engaging and working with families
     Knowledge of the developmental needs of children aged 0-18
     An ability to build and maintain relationships with multi-agency colleagues
     A non-judgemental, patient and sensitive approach to families under stress
     A willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, which will involve weekend/evening work
     The ability to work from other Children’s Centres within Central Calderdale area
     A full driving licence and the use of a car for work

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 12:00 pm

For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact
Penny Wilson on 01422 434971 or Eleanor Naylor on 01706 399976

To apply, please download an application pack and return the application form to

2. Application form – Family Support Worker – FatherMale Carers 3. Family Support Worker – Job Description 4. Person Specification – Family Support Worker 5. Equal Opps form HOT-information-sheet

Halifax Opportunities Trust is an accredited organisation of the Living Wage Foundation