ECHo Support Worker

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£21,748 - £25,481 (pro rata)
23 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
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Family Support Worker
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hereford
Hours: 30 hours
Salary: £21,748 - £25,481 (pro rata)
Closing: 06/12/2021

Passionate about giving children and young people a great start in life?
Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work in the Children & Families Directorate.
How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our single practice approach which is Signs of Safety and it's is an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!
Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole.
Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.
We have a vacancy for a family support worker in our ECHO team, part of children's safeguarding and family support. The ECHO team supports children and families on the Edge of Care, and children who are reunified home after a period in care. You will be responsible for a small caseload of families and will be expected work intensively with children and parents. This might include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of family support colleagues, a colleague from Women's Aid and Turning Point and a systemic family therapist. We also work very closely with the allocated social workers and other agencies involved with the family.
We are looking for a dynamic and reflective practitioner to join our team.

To find out more about working in children’s services, please visit

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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