Like all of us here at Barnsley Council, you care about children and their families. So you’ll relish this opportunity to play a key part in ensuring that children and young people are enabled to achieve their full potential.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Your role in our journey
As a highly committed and motivated individual you will be proactive in engaging families with children aged 0-25 years into the Family Centre offer.
You will be part of a wider Family Centre team, who together, provide early help to some of our most vulnerable families across the borough.
The role will include working and travelling across the Barnsley targeting, planning and delivering a range of outreach activities in different venues across the locality.
What you’ll need
Alongside a Level 3 qualification in a relevant discipline you will also need to evidence that you have relevant experience of working with children, young people and their families.
Your communication skills, flexible approach and flair for building relationships will really set you apart.
You will have an understanding of safeguarding and be able to adhere to safeguarding policy.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
For an informal discussion or to arrange to visit one of our family centres please contact Jackie Woodward, Family Centre Manager on 01226 294604.