Futures Matters Intensive Support Worker
Job title: Futures Matters Intensive Support Workers
Service area: Children’s Services / Futures Matters
Location: Staffordshire Place one, Stafford ST16 2DH
Salary: Grade 7 plus 2 increments - £23,541- £27,041 per annum + essential car user allowance
Working Pattern: 37 Hours per week.
About Futures Matters
Futures Matters works in partnership with families and partner agencies to affect change and achieve positive outcomes by working with some of the most vulnerable children and families living in Staffordshire. This is a fabulous opportunity to work within a passionate, creative, supportive, and highly motivated team who make a real difference
In Futures Matters we support children who are on the edge of care to remain living at home, and we support young people to return home following a period being cared for by us. The underpinning methodology is solution focussed drawing upon relationship and strength-based models of intervention targeted to meet the specific needs of the family.
The Intensive Support Workers are responsible for supporting young people (8-18 years of age) and their parents to develop a tailored package of support, drawing upon other resources within the team as appropriate to remain or return home to their family.
The team will work in line with Staffordshire’s Families First early intervention principles and processes and work will be undertaken in partnership with Social Work teams, Early Help Teams and other professionals including the 3rd Sector. The team is based in Stafford but works across the county.
It is important that applicants have significant experience of working with children / young people and their families within the community delivering a variety of interventions/direct work to address the presenting issues.
There is an expectation that this post will include evening and weekend work where two additional increments will be paid.
Futures Matters have a range of specialist skills (e.g. NVR, CBT, Solution Focussed and more) including Exploitation Coordinators and a Young Persons Substance Misuse Worker. This means we can engage the right support and external services, in a tailored way, to suit the needs of each young person and their family.
The current Job description is currently being reviewed, the principles, the approaches, and the services that the team offer are unlikely to change.
What you’ll bring
You will be a passionate and motivated practitioner
have a level 3 NVQ Childcare qualification,
understanding of child development, the impact of trauma, parental and community issues can have of children and families,
experience of supporting children and their families in the community, delivering direct work,
If this is you then come and join our team.
Our benefits & offer to you
We know you’ll want to continually develop in your role and potentially progress your career and that’s why we have great training and development opportunities ensuring your individual growth here at Staffordshire.
Plus, there’s also all these other benefits too:
- Generous holiday entitlement from 26 up to 33 days (plus 8 bank holidays and 2 extra statutory days) depending on job role and length of service. That’s a minimum of 26 days annual leave in this role.
- The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave per year
- A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
- Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Volunteering Scheme
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- Eye care vouchers
- Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
- Bus and rail travel discounts
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Closing Date: 30.01.2022
Interview Date: Week commencing 07.02.2022
For more information about this vacancy or for an informal chat please contact Kirsten.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07815 999066
Our recruitment processes
As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.
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Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities. As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.