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Families Plus ‘Support Worker’

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full Time (Term time)
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
04/06/2020 23:59
£22,462 - £24,799
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Family & Young Persons Support/Engagement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Kingswood Locality Hub

Job details 

Closing date:
4 Jun

Further information

Families Plus ‘Support Worker’ - maternity cover until Jan 13th, 2021
Salary Band: £22,462 - £24,799
Working Pattern: Full Time/Temporary
Location: Kingswood Locality Hub

How you’ll make a difference

By using a strengths - based, whole-family approach, you will be supporting families with children aged 5 -18 to make and maintain changes in their lives.
Here are some comments from parents who have been helped by Families Plus workers:

• ‘The work we’ve done with you means our daughter is communicating her feelings more easily than before, which is helping enormously’

• ‘After Families Plus worked with our son, he is a lot more confident with school and in himself’

• ‘The parenting course we completed with Families Plus helped us massively… I can honestly say it has made us better parents’

What does a typical day look like?

You will carry out whole family assessments of need, providing advice and guidance to families, in order to establish plans where appropriate. You’ll ensure that services are effective, and supportive for families with children/young people aged 5-18years old.

You will review and monitor Early Help plans, responding to the changing of needs and renegotiating where appropriate in accordance with safeguarding procedures.

You will manage your own caseload of specific work to ensure specialist inputs and effective outcomes achieved. Records and reports will need to be completed in accordance with professional and council guidelines.

You will liaise and work with contacts from different sectors; including schools, health, social care and voluntary sector ensuring that communication is effective so knowledge and best practice is shared.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

What we need from you:

Qualified at NVQ 3 or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or working towards an appropriate qualification related to the provision of services to children and young people.

Considerable relevant experience of the use of evidence-based practice working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children, families or young people.

Experience of writing holistic, multi-agency assessments and plans with families
Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice; processes and procedures.

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and engage successfully with colleagues, service users and partner organisations.

We seek applicants who are skilled at engaging families quickly, creating purposeful, professional relationships and agreeing realistic aims and objectives. Building on their existing strengths to get through difficult experiences, our support helps families to continue to use what they have learned once the Families Plus involvement ends.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
• We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference: be part of it!

Closing Date: Thursday 4th June
Interview Date (via Skype): on Monday 15th/Tuesday 16th June

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