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Please see the Careers website page for more information about what it is like to work for PfP and the type of person we are looking for.

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Vacancies:

We are usually seeking the following roles for our Ty Seren residential family centre in Bridgend:

  • Full time workers (this includes shift work, days, nights, weekends and possibility of sleep-ins)
  • Part time workers (minimum of 23 hours – includes shift work, days, nights and weekends)

Vacancies are advertised on Indeed. We currently have vacancies for the position of:

For further information on vacancies or to discuss what it is like to work in the service, please contact recruitment@pfp.org.uk or call us on 01656 33 55 55 on any weekday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.We would love to hear from you!

Family Support Worker

Following another positive CIW Inspection and in line with our Business Plan and growth strategy we are pleased to announce that we have a number of exciting new vacancies to join our growing staff team and be part of exciting and prosperous service at our Residential Family Centre, Ty Seren, situated in Bridgend, South Wales.

PfP provides residential support to families in circumstances where there are concerns about parents’ ability to care safely for their child(ren).

This vacancy is an exciting opportunity to form an integral part of our staff team. Family Support Workers work alongside the family, external stakeholders and the wider Partnerships for Progress (“PfP”) team to:

  • Achieve the Services’ two key aims:

Help parent(s) improve their self-esteem, confidence, skills 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).

  • Provide safe, effective and continually improving services in accordance with the assessed needs of each individual, regulations, guidance, the Statement of Purpose, code of professional practice and PfP’s policies and procedures. Please see the attached job description for further details of the role and responsibilities.

The primary duty of the Family Support Worker is to ensure that every child using the service is safeguarded.

Each family staying with us has their own unique set of goals which we endeavour to help them achieve by providing support, advice and guidance during their stay, which is usually at least 14 weeks in duration.

As a 24-hour Service, staff members are on site at all times to provide planned support and respond to any issues arising.

Our roles therefore all involve shift work, including days, nights and weekends.

As a Senior/Family Support Worker, you would have an interesting and varied role working directly with children and their parents, this includes:

  • Providing support and monitoring to families, guided by PfP’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, to enhance parental knowledge and skills in order to meet their children’s developing needs.
  • Providing practical or emotional support, particularly when difficulties arise around parenting and the wellbeing of children.
  • Support families to access Services in the community for example, going shopping, to the GP, or attending parents and child groups.

We are recruiting Family Support Workers who hold a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) or, who are willing to work towards the new qualification; City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 Health & Social Care Children & Young People & Adults. Support is provided to team members to obtain their qualification.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals, have an ability to form respectful trusting relationships with individuals and are able to work well as part of a team, we would love to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on our open, innovative and collaborative culture where we continually seek opportunities to enhance our Services.

We strive to create a working environment that, despite being challenging on occasions, is always fulfilling and supportive.

Job Types: Permanent Full-time and Part-time.

Salary: £12.04 – £12.50 per hour (£25,043-£26,000 per year) plus nightshift allowance and stand-by supplement.

All night shift hours are eligible for a night shift allowance of £2 per hour for the hours worked between midnight and 5am.

Additional pay:  Bonus scheme

Work schedule is 12 hour shifts including days, nights and weekends.

We are pleased to offer the following benefits:

Benefits:

  • A competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Eligibility for Blue Light Card
  • £500 bonus if you have or obtain QCF Level 3 qualification while employed by PfP
  • £50 sleep in rate
  • 240 hours annual leave per annum (full time)
  • Free advanced DBS checking and update service reimbursement
  • A variety of employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Eligibility for Blue Light Card
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • In depth induction package overseen by our experienced and knowledgeable MDT members, in addition to ongoing training opportunities

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Recruitment Team on:  01656 33 55 55.

Senior Family Support Worker

Following another positive CIW Inspection and in line with our Business Plan and growth strategy we are pleased to announce that we have a number of exciting new vacancies to join our growing staff team and be part of exciting and prosperous service at our Residential Family Centre, Ty Seren, situated in Bridgend, South Wales.

PfP provides residential support to families in circumstances where there are concerns about parents’ ability to care safely for their child(ren).

This vacancy is an exciting opportunity to form an integral part of our staff team. Senior Family Support Workers work alongside the family, external stakeholders and the wider Partnerships for Progress (“PfP”) team to:

  • Achieve the Services’ two key aims:

Help parent(s) improve their self-esteem, confidence, skills 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).

  • Provide safe, effective and continually improving services in accordance with the assessed needs of each individual, regulations, guidance, the Statement of Purpose, code of professional practice and PfP’s policies and procedures. Please see the attached job description for further details of the role and responsibilities.

The primary duty of the Senior Family Support Worker is to ensure that every child using the service is safeguarded.

Each family staying with us has their own unique set of goals which we endeavour to help them achieve by providing support, advice and guidance during their stay, which is usually at least 14 weeks in duration.

As a 24-hour Service, staff members are on site at all times to provide planned support and respond to any issues arising.

Our roles therefore all involve shift work, including days, nights and weekends.

As a Senior Family Support Worker, you would have an interesting and varied role working directly with children and their parents, this includes:

  • Providing support and monitoring to families, guided by PfP’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, to enhance parental knowledge and skills in order to meet their children’s developing needs.
  • Providing practical or emotional support, particularly when difficulties arise around parenting and the wellbeing of children.
  • Support families to access Services in the community for example, going shopping, to the GP, or attending parents and child groups.

We are recruiting Senior Family Support Workers and Family Support Workers who hold a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) or, who are willing to work towards the new qualification; City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 Health & Social Care Children & Young People & Adults. Support is provided to team members to obtain their qualification

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals, have an ability to form respectful trusting relationships with individuals and are able to work well as part of a team, we would love to hear from you.

We pride ourselves on our open, innovative and collaborative culture where we continually seek opportunities to enhance our Services.

We strive to create a working environment that, despite being challenging on occasions, is always fulfilling and supportive.

Job Types: Permanent Full-time and Part-time.

Salary: £13.50/hour during induction, training and when the 2nd Senior on shift, rising to £14.00/hour when shift co-ordinating (£28,080 – £29,120 per year) plus nightshift allowance & stand-by supplement.

All night shift hours are eligible for a night shift allowance of £2 per hour for the hours worked between midnight and 5am.

Additional pay:  Bonus scheme

Work schedule is 12 hour shifts including days, nights and weekends.

Benefits:

  • A competitive salary
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Eligibility for Blue Light Card
  • £500 bonus if you have or obtain QCF Level 3 qualification while employed by PfP
  • £50 sleep in rate
  • 240 hours annual leave per annum (full time)
  • Free advanced DBS checking and update service reimbursement
  • A variety of employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Eligibility for Blue Light Card
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • In depth induction package overseen by our experienced and knowledgeable MDT members, in addition to ongoing training opportunities

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact our Recruitment Team on: 01656 335555.

Residential Parenting Social Worker

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for experienced Social Worker to join our Team on a full time or part time basis.

Ty Seren is a Residential Family Centre based in Bridgend, South Wales, supporting up to 11 families at any one time, where there are concerns in respect of a parent’s ability to care for their child. Placements are typically for 14 weeks and include a programme of teaching and assessment.

Why work for us?

  • Protected case load of families allowing you to develop trusting relationships with families to effect meaningful change
  • Safe working environment
  • Be an integral member of Ty Seren’s multi -disciplinary team to take a holistic approach to each family’s individual care and support needs
  • An open, reflective, supportive, culture promoting best practice when working with children and their families.
  • Support from PfP’s leadership team (including our Service Director who is a Qualified Social Worker and Lead Social Worker who has over 19 years experience)

Salary range of £38,000 – £46,500 per year depending on experience – includes market supplement of £2,500). Full-time hours are a 40 hour working week with some flexibility around hybrid working (in addition to being on call outside of normal working hours on an agreed rota basis with other members of the management team).

Role requirements

  • Qualified Social worker with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in Children’s Services, including experience of undertaking parenting assessments and attending court.
  • Candidates need to have obtained their Social Work qualification in England or Wales.

Other benefits include:

  • 22 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays each year (FTE)
  • Annual Performance Awards (bonus)
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free advanced DBS checking and update service reimbursement
  • In-depth induction package overseen by our experienced and knowledgeable MDT members, in addition to ongoing training opportunities
  • Eligibility for our Pension Scheme and Life Insurance benefits
  • A variety of employee wellbeing initiatives including subsidised healthcare
  • Eligibility for Blue Light Card

Job Description:

Job Title: Social Worker
Location: Ty Seren, Mount Earl, Bridgend
Responsible to: Lead Social Worker

General accountabilities:

  • To promote the Service’s mission, objectives, vision and values, both internally and externally.
  • To work and comply with all Service policies and procedures, guidance, code of professional practice, contractual requirements and relevant legislation.
  • Undertake any other tasks as delegated by the Lead Social Worker, Manager or a Director.
  • To be responsible for a case load of families allocated, maximum of 6.

Safeguarding and Family Support:

  • To take the lead on any safeguarding issues arising in the centre with regard to children or adults at risk, ensuring the Ty Seren practice is in line with national, local and service specific safeguarding procedures.
  • To be an allocated point of contact for allocated families, liaising with the local authority and involved professionals routinely throughout placement as well as PfP’s internal Multi-Disciplinary Team (“MDT”) and staff to ensure the effective coordination and delivery of our support.
  • To review family progress each week and to oversea completion of the Weekly Update Report; and following-up to ensure the effective delivery of relevant agreed actions.
  • Assess each family and produce individual risk assessments and personal plans for support staff to follow.
  • Maintain an overview of families and be able to give timely advice, guidance and support to the direct staff team to safely support the families in line with their assessed needs and to enhance their parenting; follow-up accordingly to ensure this is working well.
  • To undertake timely parenting assessments of each family (including any relevant non-resident parent and/or child) in line with instructions from the local authority.
  • Support parents to meet their children’s developing needs, considering all aspects to parenting and independent living skills, including delivering workshops.
  • Build positive working relationships with family members by adopting a calm, caring yet assertive approach during interactions.
  • Undertake and document assessments of prospective families to determine suitability and compatibility with existing families for admission.
  • Chair and attend internal and external meetings.
  • To deliver workshops and sessions within the parenting programme in line with areas of expertise.
  • Help ensure the voices, views and choices of families are sought and represented, including raising any concerns or complaints with the Lead Social Worker and Registered Manager.
  • Keep accurate, complete and timely records of discussion with, and observations of, families using Ty Seren’s case management system.
  • Provide evidence at Family Court when required.

Quality & Professional Development:

  • Participate in all mandatory and service-specific training.
  • To take responsibility for their own professional development keeping abreast of developments relating to area of practice within PfP.
  • Attend and engage with feedback, on the job development, formal supervision, reflective practice and annual appraisals.
  • To attend staff meetings and forums and contribute to the improvement of service delivery through the completion of reviews, audits and investigations and supporting effective post-incident/complaint debriefs.
  • To support the development of the staff team through the delivery of training, on-the job coaching and support, supporting the manager in the effective supervision of family support workers and to contribute to group supervision and reflective practice sessions.
  • Contribute as part of the leadership team to the ongoing continual improvement of our outcomes, service, care and culture include assisting with the delivery of projects and the ongoing review and enhancement of our policies, processes, documentation and indicators of progress.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £38,000.00-£46,500.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Free flu jabs
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Application question(s):

  • Must have Social work degree from England or Wales

Experience:

  • Social Work: 2 years (required)

Licence/Certification:

  • Social worker degree obtained in England or Wales (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 19/02/2024

We reserve the right to close this advert early if enough quality applications are received.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Lauren Lincez, Service Director 07891 343281 or our Recruitment line on 01656 335555 .

If you are interested in this role, an Information Pack is available. Please apply via this advertisement or contact our Recruitment line on 01656 33 55 55.