Family Support and Community Engagement Officer

06/05/2022

Salary £30,000 per annum
Location AFRUCA Centre for Children and Families, Manchester
Contract Type Full-time 36 hours per week with flexible and remote working
Closing Date There is no deadline but we will end the advertisement once we receive enough applications.
Start Date:As soon as possible
Terms: Post is funded till July 2025 by Henry Smith Charity

AFRUCA - Safeguarding Children is a national charity promoting the safeguarding and well-being of children in Black and Minority Ethnic communities. AFRUCA has its Head Office in London and a Centre for Children and Families in Manchester.

This post is based within our Child Protection Service at our Centre for BME Children and Families in Manchester. The post-holder will work closely with our team of Qualified Social Workers. This position will enable us to expand the scope of our child protection early intervention work across Greater Manchester to benefit more families from different ethnic backgrounds and support them to gain new skills, ensuring the home becomes a place of safety for the children. This would entail direct one-to-one work with families and conducting group child protection sessions in the community to reach additional beneficiaries.

There will be some weekend work involved to deliver training sessions at community/faith events for which time off in lieu will be given.

We want to recruit a strong candidate passionate about the well-being and safety of children. You must have excellent written and presentation skills, be a team-player, adaptable to working in a small, non-statutory setting. You must be able to work in a non-oppressive and non-discriminatory manner with migrant/asylum seeking families.

This position will be suitable for a candidate with strong background in community advocacy and family support work.  

The post holder must undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check to confirm suitability working in a regulated activity with children and their families. Benefits include 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, 5% pension contributions and regular supervision.