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.

We currently have 5 posts available within Parenting NI

  • Parental Participation Officer (Belfast)
  • Parental Participation Officer (Western Trust area)
  • Parent Support Officer (Belfast and Northern Trust area)
  • Parent Support Officer (Belfast)
  • Parent Support Officer (Positive Mind for Premature Parents Project)

Please see below for further information and to download an application pack.

Parental Participation Officers

2 posts available – 1 based in Belfast and 1 based in Western Trust area

Parenting NI wish to recruit outstanding, innovative, dynamic and energetic individuals, 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)

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: 4pm on Friday 21st September 2018

Interviews will take place on Monday 1st October 2018

Recruitment Pack Application Form Monitoring Form

Parent Support Officers

2 posts available – 1 based in Belfast and 1 based in Belfast/Northern Trust area

We are currently looking to recruit Parent Support Officers to deliver confidential support and guidance to parents and other family members on any issue relating to parenting via the telephone, email, web chat / instant messenger / Skype and face to face support as part of Parenting NI’s Parents Helpline.

The post holder will have responsibility for assessing client need, providing ongoing support as required or directing clients into the most appropriate Parenting NI service.

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.
  • A minimum of 1 year’s employment (within the last 2 years) working directly with parents/carers, children and families

Hours:            16 hours per week plus 6.5 hours per month (Belfast) and 14 hours per week plus 6.5 hours per month (Belfast and Northern Trust area)

Grade:            Band 4 pt 16

Contract:        Permanent, subject to funding

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Monday 24th September 2018

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 2nd or Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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

Recruitment Pack – PSO Bel / Northern Trust Application Form – PSO Bel / Northern Trust Monitoring Form – PSO Bel / Northern Trust

Parent Support Officer – Positive Minds for Premature Parents Project

1 post available – based in Belfast with required cover in venues as agreed within the Northern and Southern Trust areas

We are currently looking to recruit Parent Support Officers to deliver confidential support and guidance to parents and other family members with an emphasis on issues relating to premature babies/births. This support will be provided via the telephone, email, web chat / instant messenger / Skype and face to face support as part of Parenting NI’s involvement in the Positive Minds for Premature Parents Project with Tiny Life.  The post holder will have responsibility for assessing client need, providing ongoing support as required or directing clients into the most appropriate service.

The post holder will have responsibility for assessing client need, providing ongoing support as required or directing clients into the most appropriate Parenting NI service.

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.
  • A minimum of 1 year’s employment (within the last 2 years) working directly with parents/carers, children and families

Hours:            14 hours per week plus 3.25 hours per month

Grade:            Band 4 pt 16

Contract:        Funded by the Big Lottery from October 2018 until August 2023

Closing date for applications: 12noon on Friday 28th September 2018

Interviews will take place on Thursday 4th October 2018

PSO – Positive Minds Rec Pack PSO – Positive Minds Appl Form PSO – Positive Minds Monitoring Form