Senior Family Support Advisor – Ref CH03517

Walsall Borough
G9 £31,288 - £36,019 per annum
04 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
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Walsall Children’s Services Early help vacancies

Our vision is to make Walsall an “Early Help” place by helping families at the earliest point, improving children and young people’s life chances and reducing demand for specialist/crisis services.

Our Early Help offer includes a range of evidence based practice and tools including Parenting Programmes, restorative practice, Graded Care Profile, etc to ensure that we respond effectively to the needs and the demands of children and secure sustainable change.

That’s why we’re looking for exceptional professionals to help us to strengthen our Early Help offer and join us in creating a better future for Walsall’s children. 

If you believe effective relationships are key drivers for positive change with children, young people and their families then the following post may be the ideal role for you.

Senior Family Support Advisor – Ref CH03517
               G9 £31,288 - £36,019 per annum

As part of the Early help Management team you will be taking a leading role in the development and management of the Early Help Hub, an integral part of our Children’s Services ‘Front Door’ Arrangements.  You will be responsible for the management of 6 Family Support Advisors as well as develop effective partnerships with a range of professionals including Social Care, Police, Health, Education, Housing, etc to ensure effective brokering of the right support in a timely way.

We have launched restorative practice as the foundation for our Early Help and social work approach across the service to ensure that children and families experience a consistent response from those people working with them. In addition, with the role you will have access to our Early Intervention and Social Work Academy for our comprehensive learning and development offer.  As part of this we will provide you with a comprehensive induction, regular, reflective social care supervision and the support you need to develop within your role. 

To excel, you’ll need a degree qualification in a relevant field, need to be passionate about safeguarding vulnerable child, believe in the importance of building effective relationships with the children and families you work with and have excellent organisation and communication skills. Plus, you’ll be genuine, friendly and driven – and you’ll share our commitment to supporting the children in our community – come and join us and be part of making a difference in Walsall

For more information on Early Help please use following link

Walsall Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Completion of a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check may be a requirement of this post.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. 

Closing date for applications: 27 August 2017
Interview date: 11 September 2017


Information for applicants
Applications are invited using our online application form only.  If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact us via email:

All correspondence will be via email, therefore candidates should check their email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting an application.

This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.

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