Family Action are hiring

December 15, 2021 Off By admin

Play and Attachment Domestic Abuse Worker, Survive and Thrive Service

Based in Bradford

18.5 hours per week

Grade 2 (lower) point 11-15: £20,375 - £23,038 FTE (£10,187.50 - £11,519 per annum)

Permanent contract

At Family Action we transform lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. We have been building stronger families since 1869 and today we work with more than 60,000 families in over 150 community based services, as well as supporting thousands more through national programmes and grants.

Bradford Survive and Thrive is an exciting and innovative multi-agency partnership bringing together 3 organisations , Family Action, Staying Put and Women’s Centre Limited who are working together to develop a ‘one system approach’ to families affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

This role is to work with under 5s and their families who have experienced Domestic Abuse and are living in refuge or dispersed accommodation.

Your impact

You will work with families to provide quality play based opportunities which strengthen parent and child relationships impacted by abuse. You will help parents understand the impact of domestic abuse on their children and ensure they are linked in with relevant local universal and targeted provision.

Your skills and experience

If you have experience of play based work with parents and children, understand the impact of domestic abuse on children and families and can work in partnership with other local agencies to deliver support plans, we would like to hear from you.

What’s in it for me?

You will join a positive team passionate about delivering high quality innovative services with a strong commitment to continuous learning and development in evidence based delivery models, such as Theraplay. You will be supported to develop your knowledge and skills in attachment based play and trauma informed working. You will have the opportunity to thrive in an innovative organisation that values your opinion, encourages learning and has the needs of children and families at its core.

You will be offered regular individual supervision and group consultation together with your team. Family Action offers a generous pension scheme and leave entitlements.

Family Action are committed to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in all that we do and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, because we are committed to increasing the representation of these groups at Family Action. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and will reimburse your travel cost if you attend an interview.

We are forward looking, ambitious and committed to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Please complete an application form to be considered for the role. For an application pack and further information visit Please email completed applications to

Closing date: Friday 14th January 2022 at 09:00am

Interview date: TBC

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.