Family Worker

Family Workers

We are looking for 2 part time Family Workers to be part of the Rainbow Project.

Each post is for 20 hours a week

Post 1:  half time post working predominantly with under 6's and their families
Post 2: half time post working predominantly with 7 - 16 year olds

All posts will be working to develop the partnership between An Baya schools and churches in the Penlee cluster to further support children and families.

Salary range
 £23,000 – £26,000 pro rata

 

Complete the following 3 Forms:

1) Penlee Cluster Job Application Form

2) Penlee Cluster Safeguarding and Declaration of Criminal Conviction Form

3) Penlee Cluster Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Please send applications to Keno Toriello, Administrator, Penlee Cluster, Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AP
email admin@penleecluster.org.uk

Application deadline: Friday 17th June at midday 12pm.

Interview dates:
Post 1 - Wednesday 22nd June starting at 9am, at Madron School
Post 2 - Friday 24th June starting at 12pm, at Playzon St John's church.

 

THE PROJECT

 

Penlee Cluster Churches and An Baya Primary Schools Federation are excited to announce the launch of a new project in Penzance and surrounding areas.

This innovative project will comprise of two children and family support workers working in both our church school and churches to support children and families in our church and school communities.

We are a nurturing Christian community where everyone is valued. We aim to enhance children’s life experiences both within and outside the classroom, inspiring ambition and hope.

 

Background

The area of work will be the Civic Borough of Penzance, which includes Penzance, Paul, Newlyn, Mousehole and Madron.

Penlee Cluster and An Baya have an established successful working relationship with children’s and families’ wellbeing at its heart. Our vision statements encapsulate our Christian vision of inclusion, building community and partnerships working; Reaching out and Together we can make a difference.

We are aiming to grow this partnership and to further develop support and opportunities for children and families over the next 3 years.

 

Penlee Cluster and An Baya Primary Schools serve a diverse Cornish population that includes some of the most deprived areas in England *:

Penzance : Penzance Treneere, Penzance St Clare & Town and Newlyn Harbour and Gwavas most deprived 0 - 10% of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA)

Penzance Chyandour and Eastern Green, Hayle South and High Lanes, Penzance Wharfside & Town are in the most deprived 10-20% LSOAs in England

Penzance Wherrytown, Penzance Promenade, Pendeen and Morvah, Penzance Battlefields, Madron and Zennor, Marazion and Perranothnoe most deprived 20 - 30% of LSOAs

*Source Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Corestats Cornwall LA and DFE PP

  

Team

Working collaboratively and successfully with a wide range of support services is strongly embedded in the ethos of both An Baya Primary Schools and Penlee Cluster churches.

The Family Workers will be employed by Penlee Cluster and will be an integral part of both school and church teams. The team leader of Penlee Cluster will be the line manager.

The family workers will be responsible to all stakeholders; Penlee Cluster, An Baya Primary Schools Federation and St Paul’s Trust, Penzance.

 

Aims of the project

To develop engagement with children and families at a transformative level:

· Greater engagement in out of school activities that will nurture community and have a positive impact on health and wellbeing

· Nurture self-esteem and positive relationships with family, community and the world we live in

 

To inspire, engage and empower children and families:

· Developing informed choices that will enrich the lives of families and the community making a positive difference together

 

To build aspiration with children and families:

· Widening horizons and inclusivity, ensuring that gender, race and sexuality is no barrier

· Increase economic well-being, living gently and creatively in a sustainable world to live ‘life in its fullness’

 

Outcomes

• Year on Year increase in the % of children and families taking part in out of school non-statutory provided by the project: 10% increase in Year 1, 10% in Year 2 and maintaining this level of involvement in Year 3.

• Wider engagement of children and families in church, school and community life

• Increased empowerment and involvement in community; children, parents, carers, school and church staff and community-involved decision making and offering skills, talents and time to others

• Increased involvement of children and families with Celtic Spirituality, Earth collective worship and family worship.

• Increased engagement of families in addressing food poverty, continuing to engage with FSM children and also providing different ways of engagement for families also affected by recent events. This work will include hungry parents, carers and children.

• Finding opportunities to share the model of working through engagement with the HeartEdge Community and other coastal community projects

 

Outline of the role

There are two posts involved in the project.

Post 1: half time post working predominantly with under 6’s and their families

Post 2 : half time post working predominantly with 7- 16 year olds

 

All posts will be working to develop the partnership between An Baya schools and churches to further support children and families.

 

Post 1: Family worker for 0-6’s : part time

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Evidence of post 18 education in areas linked to any of the following :

Teaching

Social Care

Counselling

Qualifications in other relevant areas

Forest School Skill

THRIVE/TIS

Children’s Mental Health and Well being

Youth work or children’s work certificate.

 

Up to date knowledge of and commitment to safeguarding and knowledge of keeping children safe

 

Experience

Experience of involvement in coordinating a project and successful team working within an educational setting or voluntary sector

 

 

Experience of working in schools or children’s work

 

Experience of working with 0-6yr

Experience of inspiring and organising volunteers

 

Experience of developing and building successful working relationships within a community

 

Experience of working with parents and carers to develop skills

 

 

IT

Confident and skilled user of IT including social media platforms

 

Management skills

High levels of flexibility and organisational skills

 

Communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

An effective communicator with children and adults combining excellent spoken and written communication skills with both individuals and group settings.

 

Christian Faith

Empathy with and deep understanding of Christian Faith in its broadest sense as a model for living.

Able to take part in worship activities at both school and church

 

Able to develop engaging worship activities for families

General attributes

Working knowledge of safeguarding

Up to date training on Keep children safe in Education September 2020

 

Highly empathetic

 

 

The ability to plan and prioritise and manage their workload.

 

 

The ability to engage with families and other agencies to seek practical solutions and promote positive outcomes

 

 

Strong commitment to inclusion and supportive of diversity

 

 

Respectful of matters of confidentiality

 

 

Willingness to learn and proactive with own professional development

 

 

Sensitive with a good sense of humour

 

 

 

Working pattern

· The working week can be very flexible and open to negotiation and change.

 It is envisaged that it could be  5  days of 4 hours a day one of which will be either Saturday or Sunday.  

· Annual leave of 20 days to be negotiated with line manager: pro rata

· 20  hours week with some evening work included in this.

 

 

The role will include:

  • Supporting and reaching out to families
  • Line managing  volunteers along side the other family worker
  • Welcoming new families into our school and church communities
  • Helping with training and upskilling  volunteers and holiday staff in conjunction with other family worker and church staff

Organising events for children and families including:

  • Helping to coordinate  and run of Holiday clubs in school holiday times for 6 weeks of the year.
  • Growing volunteer base within the Penlee cluster in conjunction with the other half time family worker
  • Supporting volunteers working within the Penlee cluster conjunction with the other half time family worker and the Pastoral ministry team
  • Supporting and growing After School clubs at both churches and schools 3 times a week
  • Overseeing two Playzone sessions a week
  • Developing a Christian Nurture programme for under 6’s  and families along with worship leaders, Readers and clergy
  • Develop material for website and social media.

Other duties commensurate with the salary as the project develops

Salary range :  £23,000 – £26,000 pro rata

 

 

Post 2:  :  Family  worker working with 7-16 yr old and families

 Part time : 20 hours a week

 

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Educated to post 18 level in areas linked to any of the following :

Young and family work

Teaching

Social Care

Counselling

Qualifications in other relevant areas

Forest School Skill

THRIVE/TIS

Children’s Mental Health and Well being

Youth work qualification

Children’s work qualification

Preforming arts experience

 

 

 

Up to date knowledge of and commitment to safeguarding and knowledge of keeping children safe

 

Experience

Experience of working in schools or children/ youth work

 

Experience of successful team working

 

Experience of working with parents and carers to develop skills

 

Experience of developing and building successful working relationships within a community

 

 

Experience of working with young adults

IT

Confident and skilled user of IT including social media platforms

 

Communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

An effective communicator with children and adults combining excellent spoken and written communication skills with both individuals and group settings.

 

Christian Faith

Empathy with and deep understanding of Christian Faith in its broadest sense as a model for living 

Able to take part in worship activities at both school and church

Able to assist in developing engaging worship activities for families

 

General attributes

Working knowledge of safeguarding

Up to date training on Keep children safe in Education September 2020

 

Highly empathetic

 

 

The ability to plan and prioritise and manage their workload.

 

 

The ability to engage with families and other agencies to seek practical solutions and promote positive outcomes

 

 

Committed to inclusion and supportive of diversity

 

 

Respectful of matters of confidentiality

 

 

Willingness to learn and proactive with own professional development

 

 

Sensitive with a good sense of humour

 

 

Working pattern : pro rata

 

· The working week can be very flexible and open to negotiation and change.

 It is envisaged that it could be  5  days of 4 hours a day one of which will be either Saturday or Sunday.  

· Annual leave of 20 days to be negotiated with line manager: pro rata

· 20  hours week with some evening work

 

 

The roles will include:

· Supporting and reaching out to families

· Welcoming new families to our school and church communities

  • Helping to organise  events for children and families

Assisting with Holiday club provision in school holiday times for 6 weeks on the year.

  • Supporting and working at Breakfast clubs in the church schools from time to time
  • Coordinating and supporting a Young Leadership training programme developing opportunities for young people
  • Supporting and growing After School clubs at both churches and schools
  • Overseeing family based  Playzone sessions
  • Assisting with developing a Christian Nurture programme for children and adults conjunction with the other half time family worker, Readers and clergy
  • Developing material for website and social media.

    Other duties as the project develops.

    Salary range :  £23,000 – £26,000 pro rata

 

Skills

  1. 5 week children holiday club either at main club or at satellite related clubs in the area
  2. Set up, train volunteers and run  “ Come rain come shine” family based summer holiday activities
  3. Easter holiday 5 day holiday club and also Easter worship and nurture events
  4. Christmas holiday 5 days holiday club,  some family based activities, Christmas worship and nurture events
  5. Plan and run 6 half day family activity events
  6. Plan and run 4 Saturday family activity environmental events
  7. Plan and run 4 Sunday Christian nurture activities for families
  8. Forest School: possible training course to become an approved Forest School leader: West Penwith Area resource
  9. In conjunction with church schools support breakfast club twice a week
  10. Support Saturday or mid week ‘Who Let The Dads Out” group with additional activities
  11. Godly play training undertaken
  12. Continue contacts with organisations like Coach House, Truro and Penwith College and Duchy College.
  13. Help with planning and running of termly RE focused days with schools in area: West Penwith Area resource
  14. School assemblies and pre recorded internet worship: West Penwith Area resource
  15. A range of focused activities based at the Penlee Cluster Playzone; West Penwith Area resource older children
  16. Begin outreach through music work
  17. Develop Two year old plus provisions : Working with under 4’s and parent : and developing a more cohesive approach
  18. Help Develop Wild Wacky Worship

 

The posts will be subject to references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.


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