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Parenting Craft Services Officer


Type: Full time

Salary: £28224 - £29868 Yearly

Location: Hammersmith & Fulham


Parenting Craft Services Officer


  • Location: Masbro Centre, Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Job Hours: 36 hours
  • Rate of Pay: £28,224 to £29,868
  • Accountable to: Parenting Projects and Performance Manager
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Parent volunteers



The primary purpose of the role is:


Under the direction of the Parenting Projects Manager, to co-ordinate and facilitate evidence based parenting programmes that meet the needs of local parents, in line with Urban Partnership Group’s ‘Confident Parent Happy Child’ service. To be responsible for all aspects of delivering successful, high quality parenting groups, as well as supporting and empowered parents to become trained as parenting facilitators themselves.



Main duties and responsibilities:


To run evidence based parenting groups to parents of children aged 0-18 years across the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.  

To undertake outreach parenting support into the community, including social housing estates, schools and community centres

To undertake consultation around parenting needs via a range of methods, and feed this into the shaping of the service.

To undertake outreach to both parents and other services in order to publicise parenting support groups.

To be responsible for the planning and co-ordination of groups, including booking venues and creche staff, undertaking risk assessments, and accessing resources.

To undertake monitoring and evaluation of parenting groups, and using this information to shape the provision of services.

To specifically ensure the needs of marginalised communities are identified and considered when planning services, and to devise packages of support for these families

To undertake assessments of families needs

To offer a service that safeguards and protects children and when necessary taking responsibility for ensuring appropriate child protection procedures are followed

To involve parents in the planning and delivery of services

To identify suitable parents to support as trained parenting facilitators, providing accreditation and ongoing support and supervision for them.

To work closely with partner agencies in order to ensure the best outcomes for families

To attend meetings to represent the service

To support in the production of written and verbal reports by providing data and case studies

To provide information about borough wide parenting support services to parents and practitioners via email and phone

To support in the marketing of the Hammersmith and Fulham parenting offer

To undertake office and administration duties in line with the project

To deputise on behalf of the Parenting Projects & Performance Manager where required

To work flexibly, running parenting groups at weekends or evenings if required

To attend training required to fulfil the responsibilities of the post


Person Specification: Parenting Craft Services Officer


Minimum of 3 years experience of providing support to, and working collaboratively with, parents from a range of communities

Experience of providing direct support to families from marginalised families, or families with complex needs, and an understanding of the issues facing them

The ability to facilitate group work, workshops or training to large groups of parents

Experience of undertaking outreach work within the community

Experience of working in a multi-agency setting

Ability to identify potential safeguarding concerns and to adhere to policies in relation to safeguarding

Experience of undertaking consultation with parents in order to shape a service

Understanding of the importance of monitoring and evaluation of services

Ability to work independently and on own initiative, with excellent time management skills and an ability to manage a range of projects at any one time

Ability to provide support and guidance to parent volunteers

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required

A commitment to equal opportunities policies

Accreditation in an evidence based parenting programme (e.g. Triple P, Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities, Mellow Parenting, Incredible years).


If you would like to apply for this role, please email JAY.AHMED@LBHF.GOV.UK with your interest

Or call 02087534206



Closing date: 23-07-18
Start date: 30-07-18

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