Work for Us

Would you like to work for us?

In this section you will be able to have a look at any job opportunities we have available at Parenting NI.

Parenting NI currently has 4 opportunities available:-

  • Tutor / Assessor (sessional role)
  • Parenting Support Officer (based in Belfast)
  • Parenting Support Officers (2 posts based in SHSCT)
  • Parental Participation Officer

Please see below for further information and application forms for these opportunities.

Tutor / Assessor

Parenting NI is seeking expressions of interest from those who would like to be a Sessional Tutor / Assessor to deliver the OCN Level 4 in Working with Parents accredited qualification and Practitioner Workshops across Northern Ireland as and when required. 

Essential criteria for the role requires:

  • Qualification at NVQ Level 3 or above (or equivalent qualification) in Health, Social Care, Child Care, Community/Youth Work, Working with Parents or Training and Development
  • A1 (D32/D33) Assessors Award
  • Up to date OCN Assessors Training or willingness to attend training prior to commencing role
  • Relevant up to date safeguarding/child protection training or willingness to attend training prior to commencing role
  • At least 3 years’ proven experience of the delivering and assessing accredited qualifications to include Early Years, Play Works and/or Health & Social Care qualifications  
  • At least 3 years’ proven experience working within a family support environment
  • At least 3 years’ experience of work in the field of Child Care, Parenting Education or Family Support
  • Access to own laptop and data projector
  • Business Use car insurance or willingness to purchase this
  • Public Liability Insurance or willingness to purchase this

Desirable criteria:

  • V1 (D34) Internal Verifiers Qualification
  • OCN NI Internal Verification Training

Successful candidates will be required to attend a 3-hour induction session and attendance at Skills Refresher sessions if required.

Parenting NI offer attractive remuneration for this role.

An expression of interest form can be downloaded below.

Closing date for applications: noon on Friday 15th February 2019

Expression of Interest Form

Parenting Support Officer (Belfast)

Parenting NI would like to recruit a Parenting Support Officer to provide support to service users such as parents and practitioners accessing the freephone number.

The post holder will have responsibility for assessing client need and referring or signposting them into the most appropriate service within Parenting NI or to an appropriate external agency. 

Essential Criteria Includes:

  • Level 3 qualification in any of the following relevant disciplines: Work with Children and Families/Family Support, Early Years/Childhood Studies, Social Work directly relating to Child and Family Work, Working with Parents
  • A minimum of 1 year’s employment (within the last 2 years) working directly with parents/carers, children and families

Hours:            12 hours per week (Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am to 3.30pm)

Grade:            Band 4 pt 16

Salary:            £7,107 per annum (FTE £21,909 per annum)

Contract:        Fixed term contract for 2 years (with the possibility of an extension)

Closing date for applications: noon on Thursday 28th February 2019

PSO Belfast Application Form PSO Belfast Recruitment Pack PSO Belfast Monitoring Form

Parenting Support Officers (SHSCT)

Parenting NI would like to recruit 2 Parenting Support Officers to provide home based family support in the Banbridge and Craigavon areas.

The post holder will have responsibility for assessing client need, developing a support plan and review progress of same.

Essential Criteria Includes:

  • Level 3 qualification in any of the following relevant disciplines: Work with Children and Families/Family Support, Early Years/Childhood Studies, Social Work directly relating to Child and Family Work, Working with Parents
  • A minimum of 1 year’s employment (within the last 2 years) working directly with parents/carers, children and families
  • Proven experience of facilitating parenting groups, programmes or workshops

Hours:            17.5 hours per week per post, the hours for delivery will vary depending on the families’ needs

Grade:            Band 4 pt 16

Salary:            £10,364 per annum (FTE £21,909 per annum)

Contract:        Fixed term contract for 3 years (with the possibility of a 2-year extension)

Closing date for applications: noon on Thursday 28th February 2019

PSO SHSCT Application Form PSO SHSCT Recruitment Pack PSO SHSCT Monitoring Form

Parental Participation Officer

Parenting NI wish to recruit an outstanding, innovative, dynamic and energetic individual, who will passionately promote our vision and mission to a range of stakeholders.  Through the development of the Parental Participation Project, the post holder will give organisations the tools and resources needed to effectively engage with parents to inform service provision, with particular emphasis on supporting the work of the Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP).

Essential Criteria Includes:

  • Level 3 qualification in Early Years, Family Support, Youth and Community Work, Facilitation Skills or equivalent
  • At least 2 years’ experience (within the last 3 years) of work in the field of Child Care, Parenting Education, Family Support or similar
  • Demonstrable experience of facilitating a variety of groups (programmes, workshops, focus groups)
  • Experience of effectively engaging individuals and groups (particularly those harder to reach)
  • Experience of compiling and collating high quality reports in a range of formats

Hours:            18 hours per week (term time – 45 weeks per annum)

                        Tues 9am-4pm, Wed 9am-1pm, Thurs 9am-4pm

Grade:            Band 5 pt 18

Salary:            £9,833 per annum (FTE £23,357 per annum)

Contract:        Fixed Term until 31st December 2019 with possibility of extension

Closing date for applications: noon on Thursday 28th February 2019

PPO Application Form PPO Recruitment Pack PPO Monitoring Form