February 10, 2016 psadmin


Family Support Worker (P/T)

Thanks to funding awarded by the Big Lottery, SPACE- Supporting People and Communities is seeking to recruit Family Support Workers to support and enable families and children throughout the SHSCT area to reach their full potential.

Post Reference: BIG/FSWPT/17

Hours: 22 per week

Duration: 36 months – (may be extended subject to funding)

Salary: NJC Scale 4 Pt.18 -Pt.21 (£17,891-£19,939 Pro-Rata


To support parents within their homes or in the community by providing practical support, advice and guidance. Some work may be undertaken with small groups of parents or as part of a drop-in service. Aspects of family support will include practical day to day family issues, advice on health and wellbeing, child development, child protection, young parent support, current knowledge on specialist agency supports.

All completed applications must be returned in hard copy by noon on the 19th May 2017 to: The Project Coordinator SPACE 24 Monaghan Street Newry BT35 6AA. Emailed applications and CVs will not be accepted.  Short listed applicants will be invited to interview on 30th and 31st May 2017.

Waiting list Information

Following interviews for the above post a waiting list may be created for future Permanent, Temporary and Full-time posts across the Southern Health & Social Care Trust area. This waiting list may be held for a period of 9-12 months from the date of interview.

Volunteer Staff Required

We are seeking to expand our team of volunteers for Programmes offered by SPACE and for our Social Enterprise, Love your Space. This is an exciting opportunity to build and maintain relationships in the local community and to work for Supporting People and Communities Everyday (SPACE) helping local families through difficult times.

We want local people to help support local people. Our volunteer opportunities at the moment include:

  • Volunteer Drivers
  • Helping older people travel from home to hospital
  • Volunteer Retail Assistants
  • Why not come and help out in our Retro Vintage Charity Shop – Love your Space
  • Volunteer Upcyclers
  • Have you an artist flair and love getting to add your twist to unloved furniture.

Interested in joining the SPACE Team? Like the opportunities provided by SPACE?

Apply now for any of these roles by downloading an application pack by clicking here.

Please leave/post completed forms to: The Administrator, SPACE, 24 Monaghan Street, Newry, BT35 6AA.