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Family Hub Worker

Employer
Barnardo's
Location
Sandwell Family Hubs, West Midlands
Salary
£23,868- £29,172
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

Family Hub Worker (19180)

Locality: Sandwell Family Hubs

Contract type: Permanent (Fixed term funded post)

End date: 31/03/2025

Salary: £23,868 - £29,172

Closing Date: 25 July 2024

Interview Date: 7th & 8th August

Are you looking for a new challenge? We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to join our team and work across our Sandwell locality Family Hubs as a Family Hub Worker on a full-time basis.  

Working Pattern: 37 hours a week (Core hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with the occasional requirement to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service)

About the Service: Family hubs are a place-based way of joining up locally in the planning and delivery of family services. They bring services together to improve access, improve the connections between families, professionals, services, and providers, and put relationships at the heart of family support. Family hubs offer support to families from conception to 19 or up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), with a great Start for Life offer at their core.

The service will provide 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

Essential Requirements to evidence in your written application:

  • NVQ Level 3 of Equivalent qualification in a 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 to demonstrate a good understanding of child development.
  • Ability to complete accurate and timely records, data and assessments.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • The willingness/ability to travel throughout the locality to meet the requirements of the role.

As a Family Hub Worker, you will be integral to the relationship development with families who move through the Pregnancy Pathway into parenthood of their newborn baby up to the age of 3, as part of Sandwell's Start for Life offer.

Some key objectives/activities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to families as part of the Pregnancy Pathway.
  • Provide Early Help support to families with children from birth up to the age of 3, ensuring the inclusion of fathers and co-parents.
  • Act as a Key Worker as a point of contact for families.
  • Provide support with Perinatal Mental Health, linking with other perinatal mental health agency support networks and receive training to deliver interventions.
  • Please see attached additional information sheet for more information.

If you would like some more information about this role, please contact Sophia Perkins – sophia.perkins@barnardos.org.uk or visit our website here

*Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to funding currently to 31st March 2025 and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement. This contract is due to expire on 31st March 2025*

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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