Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract until 30th June 2023. Full time hours. This role is 37 hrs Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30pm Mon to Thurs, 8.30 am to 4pm on a Friday. We would expect a degree of flexibility around working hours to meet the demands of the service and service users, including occasional weekend or early evening work.
Please still apply if you are unable to work the full 37hrs as We will consider part time applicants.
Benefits: 29 days annual leave (pro-rated) PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favorite brands.
Closing Date: Midnight on 12th October 2022 - if we receive a high number of applications, we may have to close earlier than advertised.
Vulnerable children in the UK need your help
Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
Why Action for Children?
Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.
The Starting Well Partnership plays an important role supporting local families with children aged 0-19. Our team works with families to develop skills, confidence, and tools to achieve a safe, happy, and independent life. We have 5 Family Hubs in the South Worcestershire area.
In partnership with health colleagues and other local and national organizations, we support local families to achieve positive outcomes. Providing such support as Family Hub services, evidence-based parenting groups, developing volunteering opportunities and offering signposting and links into local groups and support networks.
We will provide “whole family” support that will begin early and engage with children and families when they most need it supporting the “team around the family” approach working towards long term sustainable change for families that will enable them to achieve positive outcomes.
A bit about the role
In the role of Parenting Practitioner, you will provide innovative, responsive, high quality and person-centred services to parents and carers of children & young people aged 0-19. This is a pilot scheme until 30th June 23 working with families who are open to Worcester Children First. You will be composing and delivering bespoke plans to support families to engage with parenting programs and sustain positive change. This work will include home visiting and delivering group parenting programs both face to face and digitally.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
Let's talk about you
In the role of Parenting Practitioner, we're ideally looking for someone who has:
Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.
Good to know
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Contact: Erika Brinkman on 01923 361723 or [email protected]if you require any further information.
Diversity, equality, and inclusion
At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.
Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.
Don't meet every single requirement?
Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.
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NVQ3 in Early Years or Social Care or relevant professional qualification or experience. Experience of work with children, young people, or families. Ability to manage demanding workloads and change priorities Experience of facilitating groups and delivering an evidence-based programs is desirable. Have access to a vehicle and willing to use for business purposes. You will have a base but be required to travel across the 5 sites.