Parent Support Worker
The Starting Well partnership brings together Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Action for Children, and Redditch Borough Council and aims to deliver a new countywide model which reflects a change in how we support local children, young people and families in our county. We look to improve access to early help and support, will empower local communities, and will help make Worcestershire a great place to grow up, to learn, develop and maximise potential.
Additional funding will allow the Starting Well service to pilot and evaluate the provision of additional supported parenting groups for targeted families in partnership with Worcestershire Children’s First. The following posts will provide an excellent and exciting opportunity to join a team in developing services that will make a real difference to the lives of children, young people, and their families.
Parent Support Worker - x2 30 hour posts, Grade 5, £23,080 - £25,481 pro rata per annum
Fixed Term until 30/06/2023
Parent Support Worker – x1 21 hour post, Grade 5, £23,080 - £25,481 pro rata per annum
Fixed Term until 30/06/2023
The post holder for the Parent Support Worker roles will deliver evidenced based Community Parenting Programmes such as Understanding Your Child, providing positive parenting support services and groups offering parenting advice and support including home visits, drop-in facilities, and group sessions, with a focus on supporting vulnerable families.
They will work assertively with families and by working in a child and young person-centred approach, actively seek to empower families to gain and maintain control over all aspects of their lives. The post holder needs significant experience of facilitation and delivery of evidence based parenting programmes and young people’s groups and experience of working with families, including children and young people and creatively engaging parents and families into services. You will need a NVQ 3 in health, social care, childcare or youth work and undergone training in delivering evidence based Parenting Programmes.
Closing date is 24/01/2022 (midnight)
Interview date to be held on: 10/02/2022
To speak further about the roles please contact Tara Day on 07876478279.
CV’s will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application form.
We operate an equal opportunities policy and applicants are positively encouraged irrespective of sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, race or religion. Job Share will be considered.
Redditch Borough Council – providing Community and Parenting services for Bromsgrove and Redditch is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care and expects its staff to share this commitment.
For posts where you will be working with children, young people and vulnerable adults:
• a DBS (formerly CRB) Disclosure will be required. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 does not allow employees with access to children, young persons under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults the right to withhold information regarding previous criminal convictions, cautions and warnings, including those regarded as 'spent' - all must be declared. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.
Further information can be found at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs/
Right to Work
Anyone applying for a job with us will need to provide evidence of their identity and Right to Work in the UK and all of their documentation will be fully checked.
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