We need people with ideas
We are innovators, working at the hard edge of child protection and stopping childhood adversity and trauma by working with young mums and dads. We are always looking for new ways of working, teaching and talking with families and young parents.
Being smaller, we can move fast, be dynamic and try out new ideas.
Sometimes families leave our residential houses with their children. Heartbreakingly, even when they have tried their hardest, this doesnt always happen because it’s not safe for the child. We know that leaving our assessment centre is just the start of another journey for these parents and we do our best to prepare them for it.
Tough work with incredible rewards
A lot of what we do is tough work but the rewards are plenty. Knowing that you are part of a team helping parents be the best they can be; helping parents, who might themselves suffered from neglect and abuse break the cycle is a pretty amazing feeling.
Not just for social workers
St Michael’s offers those looking for careers in social care a solid foundation to work from. But we’re also looking for people who have worked with children and/or parents and who have a wide range of experience and knowledge – educators, artists, and psychologists, for example, who can bring different perspectives to our work and help support families with complex needs.
And, we want people to grow and develop with us. So we offer plenty of structured training and support along the way.
Our work is needed more than ever
Our work with young parents is needed more than ever, as poverty, adversity and trauma disproportionally affects young mums, dads and their children. We understand the importance of co-parenting. Jigsaw – Our family contact centre is helping keep families together, making sure children have the chance to spend time with both parents, and the other important people in their lives.
Work with us and you will also be making a difference to their lives and helping us break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and neglect.