Type: Full time
Salary: £28224 - £29868 Yearly
Location: Hammersmith & Fulham
Parenting Craft Services Officer
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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