Our Mission is to support each child to have the best start in life. If you would like to help with this, then please think about joining PfP.
We offer a service to families that face the prospect of their children being removed from their parents’ care, but who, with the right support, may develop their abilities to continue to care for their children on a long-term basis.
This is no small task. In truth, we operate in a hugely demanding environment. But, if you can rise to the challenge, you will find immense job satisfaction, and the chance to make a really positive lasting impact on children and families that deserve a better chance in life.
All staff receive a significant amount of training before they can start work in the service supporting families (including a period of shadowing on shift). Please see our Staff Training page for more information.
If you share our values, feel it’s you we’ve described below, and are interested in a role with PfP, please see our Job Vacancies page.
Why join PfP?
A career with PfP is an exciting opportunity to
- Support more children to remain with their birth parent(s);
- Make a positive impact in Wales;
- Be supported to make the most of your own potential;
- Contribute to the successful start of our first family residential centre working as Partnerships for Progress; and
- Support our Mission to support each child to have the best start in life.
What does PfP aim to do?
Our centre, Ty Seren, has been set-up to deliver two core objectives:
- Help parent(s) improve their skills, confidence and behaviours such that children have the best possible chance to stay in their parents’ care.
- To provide robust and effective parenting assessments so the best possible determination can be made by statutory bodies and courts of what is in each child’s best interests (particularly from a safeguarding perspective).
Delivering these two objectives ensures we fulfil our mission of supporting each child to have the best start in life.
What are PfP's values?
- Collaborative: Families will achieve better outcomes by all of us openly working together to achieve shared aims.
- Aspirational: Each individual (child / parent / staff member) is supported to maximise their potential.
- Inclusive: Our culture values all individuals, and we treat each person with equality, dignity and respect.
- Reflective: We help parents to reflect and make the necessary changes to their behaviour in order to meet their child’s developing needs. We critically reflect on our own practice to continuously improve the quality of services we provide.
- Safe: We ensure that every individual using our service is safeguarded to the best our ability and that everyone feels physically and psychologically safe, via the provision of a nurturing environment and supportive relationships.
Who are we looking for?
We aim to recruit team members who:
- are enthusiastic
- are approachable
- have knowledge or experience relevant to the role (e.g. working with children and/or adults)
- are committed to our values
- care about, and are supportive of, those around them
- listen and seek to understand others
- are committed to the development of others as well as improving their own skills and abilities
- are proactive and follow-through on commitments made to others
- want to help create a positive, responsive, supportive and open culture
- are looking to develop their skills and career
Do I need a qualification to work in the Centre?
- As you would expect in a regulated social care environment, there is a qualification framework which applies to all residential family centres in Wales.
- For a Family Support Worker role, you must have, or be willing to complete, the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People) and/or other qualifications required by Social Care Wales for any future registration requirements. See Social Care Wales qualification requirements.
- For other roles, please check the person specification to see whether a qualification is essential or desirable for the role you are applying for.
- If you are unsure about the requirements for a specific role you are applying for, please contact us via telephone for an informal discussion.
What benefits do we offer team members?
PfP is committed to providing its staff team with pay and conditions that help to attract and retain staff who are able to make a positive impact on the families we support. The benefits we offer include:
- An inclusive and supportive culture
- A thorough induction
- Ongoing training and development (including the opportunity for promotion through the bandings)
- The equivalent of 30 days annual leave as standard for full-time staff (inclusive of bank holidays but with some flexibility about when these are taken)
- A work-based contributory pension
- Life insurance.
Please also see the Why join PfP? response above for some of the wider benefits of working for PfP – especially the positive impact you will have on others.