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Engagement Worker (Family and Young People Support)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full and Part Time
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/10/2018 23:59
£21,074 to £23,866
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
Social Work
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5PE
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Engagement Worker (Family and Young People Support)

Summary of Post

Under the supervision of a Senior Worker, 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.

We have two posts to fill:

1x LTC until March 2019, 37 hours
1x LTC until March 2019, 18.5 hours

Interviews to take place between 13th & 15th November 2018.

The responsibilities of the FYPS team (Families and Young People Support) 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.

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.

Main Duties

Engagement Worker key responsibilities include:

Direct work with your own caseload of families and/or young people working to agreed outcomes based an assessment of need. Use evidence based interventions that are known to be effective, working closely with all involved agencies and using the Team around the Child/Family approach;

Contribute to team and service developments as agreed;

Contribute to evidence-based parenting programmes (which could include facilitating with support from a Senior Worker);

Signpost and/or refer service users to specialist support (such as criminal justice, drugs and alcohol, sexual health and pregnancy or mental health) as part of agreed plans;

Undertake statutory functions relating to young people’s participation in education, training and employment (EET) and to children missing from home;

Attend multi-agency meetings as agreed with your supervisor;

Complete and present records and reports in accordance with professional and council guidelines

Undertake risk assessments in order to ensure that needs are assessed and appropriate action is taken.

Liaise and work with contacts from different sectors, including health and the voluntary sector, sometimes as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that communication is effective and that knowledge and best practice are shared

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


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.

A good level of general IT skills and the ability to use appropriate software systems to record and evaluate work.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


There are no desirable criteria for this post.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion please contact Paul Godwin, Practice Manager, on 01454 863571 or email paul.godwin@southglos.gov.uk.

We have two posts to fill:

1x LTC until March 2019, 37 hours
1x LTC until March 2019, 18.5 hours

Interviews to take place between 13th & 15th November 2018.


Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.
The contact details are:

Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD, Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle

The nature of the duties of this post will require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

North FYPS Team structure

1 FTE Service Manager
1 FTE Team leader
2 FTE Practice Mangers
10 FTE Senior Engagement workers
12 FTE Engagement Workers
1.5 FTE Primary Mental health Specialist
1 FTE Job centre Advisor (Troubled Families)
0.3 FTE Accreditation Co coordinator
1.5 FTE Priority Neighbourhood Youth Workers
3.7 FTE Assistant Youth Support Workers

Salary: £21,074 to £23,866

Hours: 37 hours

Closing Date: 28 October 2018

Vacancy Ref: CAH1064/840/SS

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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