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Family Time Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Do you want to join an enthusiastic and motivated Family Time Service?

The Northumberland Family Time (Contact) Service supervise family time for children and families across the county of Northumberland. We supervise family times within our dedicated venues and within the community, observing, monitoring and completing a record of sessions. We work in partnership with the locality social work teams from which we receive all referrals, promoting and supporting family time between children and their families. We offer a high level of support and training to all Family Time Workers. 


The main office base is in Ashington, Northumberland, however staff will work across the County adopting agile and flexible working. We are recruiting 2 full time Family Time Workers, which will include some evening and Saturday work.  

We are looking for people who have experience of working with children, young people and families, who have NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in childcare/social care or equivalent and have access to their own transport along with a full driving licence. Further details can be found on the job description and person specification.
The above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references and health clearances.  
For an informal discussion please contact Matt Scovell, Team Manager, on 01670 536400/ 07976848083.  

Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) - up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

Further information
For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

Alternative application format:
British Sign Language:  
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications

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