Family Support Worker

Closing date: 
7 Apr 2016
Ballymena and Little Steps Sure Start Projects are funded by the Department of Education to provide a range of Play & Early Learning.

Family support and Health Services to children from pre-birth up to four years old and their families. Both Projects comprise of a Multi-Agency and Multi-Disciplinary team who work in close partnership with a range of local Statutory, Voluntary and Community groups to promote effective service delivery in response to the needs of families across the designated Sure Start areas. The casual positions will cover 3 sites across the Projects in Antrim and Ballymena.

As a Family Support Worker you will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of individual and group based services which support families in providing their children with the best start in life; including centre-based services and home based support.  You will be required to demonstrate an underpinning knowledge of safeguarding and confidentiality, record keeping and IT skills and will display a flexible approach to work. These are casual permanent positions to support the existing Family Support Teams. Once you are a casual member of staff you will be able to apply for part time and full time positions advertised internally within the Project/Organisation.

Ballymena Sure Start operates across Ballykeel Business Centre, 18 Crebilly Road and St Joseph’s Early Years Centre, 90 Doury Road, Ballymena; Little Steps Sure Start Project address is: Farranshane House, 1 Ballygore Rd, Antrim, BT41 2RN.

Essential Requirements

As well as working within Action for Children's policies and procedures at all times, you will need a minimum level 3 NVQ in Childcare or equivalent relevant qualification with minimum 1 years' experience of working with children aged under 4 years. Applications will only be considered for those applicants who can demonstrate an ability to meet the travel expectations associated with working flexibly across all 3 sites. This post is subject to appropriate clearance via Access NI and Early Years vetting.

Reference: RS101344

£8.73 per hour