Parental Growth Team Lead - Thriving Communities

| Monday, 14 March 2022

Job Purpose
The Parental Growth Team Lead will manage the Parental Growth team, coordinating and offering a home visiting service and delivering parenting, child and young people’s programmes to families with children aged 0-17 years of age in the ‘Thriving Communities’ area localities

  • ** 25 and 28hr contracts available**
  • £15.75 p/h
  • Belfast

Key Responsibilities

  • • Manage and allocate referrals to the Parental Growth team; assessing referral information received and determining the appropriate level of provision.
  • Assess, identify and monitor the needs of parents, children and young people and ensure that the ‘Thriving Communities’ services provided meet those needs.
  • • Provide support, strategies, advice and programmes on an individual and a group basis to address the assessed needs of parents, children and young people within the ‘Thriving Communities’ catchment area.
  • • Work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in ‘Thriving Communities’ developing preventative and supportive services to parents, children and young people in line with the objectives of the project.
  • • Complete initial home visits, contribute to the delivery of programmes and hold a small family work home visiting caseload.
  • • Establish supportive relationships with parents enabling them to develop their children’s potential and to develop and deliver programmes which promote and actively encourage parent-child interaction. • Provide opportunities for those families who are harder to reach to access services e.g., those  from BME backgrounds, those with additional needs.
  • Work in partnership with Community representatives in engaging communities to support their children, young people and families in promoting education and learning, health and environment as a life skill to be encouraged and celebrated.
  • This list is not exhaustive, for a full job description and personal specification please see attached documents below or email recruit@brsongroup.orf

Essential Criteria

  •  Minimum of QCF Level 3 Child Care qualification OR
  • English Language and Maths GCSE at grade C and above Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children aged 0-17 and their families
  • Full & clean drivers licence and access to a car
  • Skills – e.g. Communication, Listening, Organisational, Observation, Report writing, File recording.
  • Ability to acilitating groups, programmes, workshops for parents and families.
  • Assessing individual, family and community needs
  • Competent leadership and management skills
  • Competent in use of ICT (Microsoft Word, Excel, Email
  • Ability to communicate and relate to children, young people and parents Flexibility and adaptability
  • Completing safeguarding reports and Commitment to Safeguarding Working as part of a team

*Closing Date for applications is 28/0.3/22 @ 12.00pm)*