IFSS Lite Family Intervention Worker
Who are we? Humankind 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. About the role 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. Who are we looking for? You will have 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. A relevant NVQ Level 3 qualification in Health & Social care or similar with experience of working within Family Services or Substance Misuse Services is essential. A driving license and access to a vehicle is also necessary as travel is an essential element of the role.
Humankind is an equal opportunities employer 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org