Family Links Worker

21,748.00 - 25,481.00
14 Sep 2021
03 Oct 2021
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Title: Family Links Worker
Contract: Permanent
Location: South Meadow Childrens Centre
Hours: 37.00
Salary: 21,748.00 - 25,481.00
Closing Date: 03/10/2021
Interview Date: TBC

We are currently recruiting Family Links workers to join the Family Links Service. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join the recently Job Evaluated and re-graded service. This is a dual role, offering variety to the successful candidate. You will provide supervised Family Time for child/ren who are unable to live within their own family and also produce Life Story Books for children with a care plan of adoption.
You will need to have experience of working with challenging families and be able to act upon your own initiative to safeguard children.
You will need to have experience of working directly with children and families, including those who may be vulnerable and may have experienced neglect or abuse.
You will require knowledge of the journey of a child through the care system and be able to translate that into a child friendly language as well as being able to write concise, professional reports suitable to be presented in court as evidence.

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
• Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
• Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.

Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGS pension scheme
Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.
We also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at:                    

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