Family Support Worker
Following a restructure of our Families First Service, we have now developed a vibrant and highly motivated Care Planning and Court Service. The Service engages with children between the ages of 0-12 and creates inspirational plans which enables opportunities and empowers our children to achieve in all areas.
As a Family Support Worker you will be responsible for undertaking direct work with children including life story work, providing contact between children and their birth families, and supporting vulnerable young people and children in their current circumstances. You will also be expected to support Social Workers in crisis situations and may need to attend Court in relation to your involvement in relevant cases.
As such you will bring effective communication and listening skills, ability to problem solve, think logically, and remain calm in a crisis.
For an informal discussion please contact:
Sara Dowding, Team Manager on 01827 475555
Closing Date: 30 September 2017
Recruitment to this position is advertised on a rolling basis until such time that suitable candidates are appointed. Interviews will be arranged directly with appropriately experienced candidates this may be prior to the closing date. If all 4 positions are filled prior to the closing date the advert may be closed earlier.
This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.