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Senior Community Family Worker
1st Place Children and Parents Centre

Job Description

What does 1st Place stand for?

Our aim is to give local parents and children the greatest possible chances in life.  We are an ‘Outstanding’ Children and Family centre and Early Education provider, created to serve the needs of every local parent and child under five. We provide everything from ESOL courses, benefits advice, outstanding nursery education and free family activities to parenting support.  As we are a charity, founded to support the local community, all surplus funds are invested in services and support for the improvement of families’ lives.

The Role

  • To be part of a Family Services team that delivers universal and targeted activities to improve outcomes for children and their families.
  • To have line management responsibilities for Community Family Workers
  • To undertake casework working with families to assess needs, identify action plans and enable positive change;
  • To take a collaborative approach to multi-agency partnerships so that children and family’s needs are met in a holistic way.
  • To promote and facilitate access to the Children & Family centre programme engaging parents and their children with appropriate activities to meet their needs, particularly those identified as in need of additional support

About Us

Providing services to the Borough Bankside and Walworth area,  our  team is positive and supportive, allowing you to develop a long term career with us.  1st Place is committed to providing the highest quality of care and development as well as developing, nurturing and training our employees.

As part of the borough-wide Southwark Children & Family Centre service, we offer support to families across two Children & Family Centre sites, and in partnership with a range of services to ensure that all parents are supported and their children flourish in their early years and beyond.

We follow the Reggio Emilia approach in our nurseries, an innovative movement for excellence in childhood education.

Each of our three nurseries offer 50 full time places, alongside 32 part time places for children accessing the 15 hour government scheme at the heart of the local community.  The dedicated staff team have worked hard to ensure the best possible care is given to the children whilst working alongside parents and other professionals.

What do we offer?

We offer an attractive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 6% employer pension match scheme
  • 25 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays
  • £1 optional lunch scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Uniform
  • Regular training and development opportunities
  • Staff social committee and events

The main 1st Place site is located in SE5 and is easily accessible by public transport; our closest stations are Elephant and Castle, Kennington, Oval, Denmark Hill and Queen’s Road Peckham.

Bus routes 343 and 42

If you feel you share our values and vision, we’d love to hear from you. At 1st Place we invest in training for all staff, and reward those who make a great contribution to the team.

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