IFSS Lite Family Intervention Worker

Stafford, Staffordshire
13 Jul 2022
07 Aug 2022
Job Ref
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Shift work

When you choose to join us, you’re choosing more than just a job…. you’re choosing to make a difference”

Human Kind is a vibrant and growing charity with over 30 years' experience working with individuals, families and communities affected by health and social inequalities across the country with a focus on improving people’s wellbeing. Humankind is one of England’s most successful home-grown charities. We have over 1,100 staff and around 100 volunteers providing services for over 20,000 people. Our specialist services include substance use, clinical, employment training and education, housing services, housing support and health, young people and families’ services.

IFSS Lite is allied with the larger IFSS service and is a service available to families within Staffordshire experiencing multiple needs and exclusions, but whose primary issue is parental substance use that places children at potential risk from harm if not supported early. IFSS Lite is a relatively new programme of work delivered in Partnership with Staffordshire County Council and Families First.

We have an opportunity for a Full time Family Worker to join us, to provide an evidence based intervention to families, based on holistic family approaches with a focus on exploring strengths and empowering all family members. Primary consideration is given to children in regard to Child In Need processes.

You must empower and support the family in creating a safe environment with a primary focus on reducing the risk to children within families and enabling families to reach their potential to keep each other safe; working within a flexible framework in order to meet the demands of the service outside the usual 9-5 hours. The successful candidate will be expected to fulfil their hours over five days.

With a background of working with families with complex needs involving Child In Need issues and an understanding of Safeguarding practices and procedures, you must have experience of delivering evidence-based interventions for families, e.g. Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Candidates for this opportunity must hold a relevant NVQ Level 3 qualification in Health & Social care or similar with experience of working within Family Services or Substance Misuse Services. A driving license and access to a vehicle is also necessary as travel is an essential element of the role.           

Please be advised salary will be agreed on, from the pay scale, based on your skills and experience.


This role is Fixed term till September 2023

For full person specification and job details, please visit this link.

We are committed to fair chances for all and making sure everyone can access the help and support they need to realise their potential. By joining our teams of passionate individuals, you will be contributing to making this happen.  You can really make a difference by believing in our service users and their ability to make positive changes when they don’t always believe in themselves.

If you feel that you would fit with our values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to us about your transferrable skills. For the right people, we can provide development to help you to realise your potential and career aspirations.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you provide on your application form. We will contact shortlisted candidates by email to confirm the arrangements for interview. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notification as you will not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk folder.

We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit. If you require support with your application or would like to request a paper application, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01325 731 160, alternatively you can email us at people.recruitment@humankindhcharity.org.uk