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closing date 23 Jan

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Limited Term
Advert Start Date: 04 January, 2018
Advert End Date: 23 January, 2018
Salary: £27,668 - £30,153
Location: Patchway Hub
Weekly Hours: 37:00
Job Category: Care/Social Work, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: CAH1054/800/EP

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

This is a limited term contract for up to 8 months.


Under the supervision of a Practice Manager, the role will be responsible for the day to day delivery of early intervention and preventative services for families, children and young people in need of additional support. The focus of these services is targeted work, with some statutory functions, with a primary aim to ensure vulnerable children and young people are identified, protected and supported to achieve positive outcomes through the provision of well planned, integrated and coordinated services.


The responsibilities of the team include:

Targeted family support;
Families in Focus work;
Targeted youth support;
Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) case work;
NEET/EET cohort tracking;
Centre based Youth Provision (including an accreditation framework);
Independent return interviews for children who have been missing.

Senior Worker key responsibilities include:

Direct work with families and/or young people working to agreed outcomes based on identification of need and using the Team around the Child/Family approach;
Having a lead area related to a key function of the team as agreed with the Team Manager.
Attend meetings/Panels (including multi agency panels) on behalf of Practice Managers as agreed;
Supervise a small number of engagement workers;
Ensuring safeguarding issues are identified and addressed in both their own cases and those of Engagement Workers;
Lead on specific team developments as agreed with Practice Manager;
Act as link person for specific schools, settings and/or agencies as agreed with Practice Manager;
Undertake the statutory functions including return from missing interviews and NEET/EET work.
Provide information, advice and guidance to colleagues, service users, and partner organisations;


Interviews are being held on the 2nd February


South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.