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Fathers Male Career Engagement Worker

Employer
Barnardo's
Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
£23,868- £29,172
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

Job Details

Fathers Male Carer Engagement Worker (18891)

Locality: Sandwell

Contract type: Permanent (Fixed term funded post)

End date: 31/03/2025

Hours: 37

Salary: £23,868 - £29,172

Closing Date: 12 June 2024

Interview Date: TBC

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative, energetic, passionate and a proactive individual to take on the role of the Fathers Male Carer Engagement Worker (Project Worker) to join Barnardo's and help make a difference.

The Fathers, Male Carer Engagement Worker will take an active lead in working with health practitioners, partner organisations, local communities, and residents to achieve best outcomes for the fathers/male carers within that area.

Here in Sandwell we are keen to provide fathers and male carers a range of consistent and exciting opportunities designed to take in to account their choices and feelings in order to provide a service that caters to their needs.

Some of the key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan and deliver targeted service elements for Fathers and Male carers, producing KPI's and outcomes.
  • Deliver activities and opportunities for Voice and Influence work with fathers/male carers to support the co-production and representation of fathers/male carers through the services, including supporting fathers/male carers in Parent Champion Schemes and other consultation events.
  • To support in the delivery of a broad range of services and courses/programmes designed to improve the health, well-being and engagement of parents to be, parent/carers, children and families.

Experience and Skills needed for this role:

  • NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent in relevant field
  • Experience of working with and supporting children/young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ability/Experience of identifying and appropriately acting on Safeguarding concerns.
  • Ability/Experience of community engagement/engagement of fathers/male carers
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of boroughwide presence.  

Sandwell Family Hubs:

Barnardo's is proud to be the lead agency for the delivery of Sandwell's Family Hubs across the Borough. The service provides a range of quality services for families, locally designed for the 6 town areas of the Borough, divided into 3 areas:

Cluster A - Oldbury, Smethwick

Cluster B - Tipton, Rowley Regis

Cluster C - Wednesbury and West Bromwich

*Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to funding currently to March 2025 and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement.

Please note due to the needs of the service, this is a front facing role therefore hybrid working is not an option.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates. 

Our basis and values

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