Family Support Worker - Slough

Slough Children's Services Trust
27439.00 - 31363.00 GBP Annual + (inclusive of Local Weighting)
05 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Family Support Worker
Salary: GBP27,439- GBP31,363 (inclusive of Local Weighting)
Hours: Variable working hours
Contract: Permanent

The Company

The Trust is committed to delivering children's safeguarding and social care services within the Slough area. Established solely for the purpose of improving Children's Services, the organisation works closely with central and local government to drive new and innovative approaches to improving the outcomes of Children, Young People and Families. We are looking for successful, energetic people with a real passion for what they do, to join our busy, growing team.

We have a great opportunity for a Family Support Worker to join our team. We can offer various flexible working patterns and if you have any of the following languages then is would be most desirable: - Polish, Urdu, Punjabi.

Main Responsibilities:-

The Family Support Worker role will be responsible for conducting comprehensive whole family assessments as required and producing appropriate detailed family assessment reports and ensuring that these are recorded on the eCAF system.

You will act as the dedicated lead professional at all stages of support, ranging from Pre-assessment through to exit strategy and you will promote and contribute to early intervention processes using step up and step down approaches, supporting Social Care where appropriate and understanding when statutory interventions are required.

You will work with families, delivering services where they are required such as the family home and community settings to deliver both short and long term interventions to meet family needs, using the Dundee Model of Family Support. As well as coordinating the support from external agencies and lead the Team around the Family approach.

This is an important role within the team, which would suit an organised, detailed person with great communication skills.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A level or NVQ3 in Child Development, Youth Support, Health or Social Care, or a relevant professional qualification.
  • A proven experience of one to one work and group work with parents, children and young people.
  • A proven experience of acting as lead professional delivering family-focused interventions.
  • Experience of monitoring, reviewing and evaluating work.
  • Experience of working with statutory and voluntary organisations, including co-ordination of multi-agency
  • interventions.
  • Proven track record of working with families with multiple complex needs.
  • Knowledge of Child Protection policies and procedures and Safeguarding and CAF
  • Languages will be desirable - Polish, Urdu and Punjabi
  • Flexible working hours available

How to Apply

To apply you need to complete an application form with your supporting statement outlining your skills, experience. Application forms can be downloaded from the website and sent by clicking on the 'Apply' button.