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.
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About Futures MatterFutures Matter 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 Matter 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, Family Support 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 presenting issues. There is an expectation that this post will include evening and weekend work where two additional increments are paid. Futures Matter 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.
What you will bringPassion and motivation to support children to remain living with their family and have a level 3 NVQ Childcare qualification and have the ability to working autonomously and within a team. An understanding of child development, parental and community issues and the impact trauma can have on children and their families. Evidence of supporting children and their families within their homes, delivering direct work and being creative in the way that you work to engage children and their families to enable them to remain or return to the care of their family. Evidence of working restoratively with families building on strengths, relationships and promoting resilience.
Our benefits & offer to youWe know you will 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 week’s 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
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: 10.07.2022
Interview Date: TBC
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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.