Family Support Worker – Todmorden Children’s Centre

Come and work for Halifax Opportunities Trust and benefit from:

  • Accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer
  • 30 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays per year
  • Full time contract only 37.5 hrs per week, Monday – Friday
  • In house training and support with professional qualifications
  • Mindful employer, a national initiative supporting employees to take a positive approach towards mental health at work
  • Full sick pay after a qualifying period

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Based at Todmorden Childrens Centre, Todmorden

37.5 hours per week

Salary £24,849.12 per annum (salary as of 1st April 2024 £26,954.12)

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

Working directly with 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 Upper Valley and Central Calderdale area
  • A full driving licence and the use of a car for work

We offer opportunities for ongoing professional development and further training.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and providing equal opportunities in employment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th April 2024 @ 5pm

For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Carol Ormerod on 01706399976

To apply, please view the job description and personal specification and click on the below ‘apply now’ button to complete the online application form

1. Family Support Worker – Job Description

2. Family Support Worker – Person Spec

Please note that CVs are not accepted as a form of application