Senior Family Support Worker

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
£22,40.00 - £25,463.00 per annum
16 May 2018
08 Jun 2018
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Flexible hours

Senior Family Support Worker – Children’s Disability Service

Salary:  £22,401 - £25,463 per annum

37 Hours per week – Permanent

Staffordshire County Council continues to undertake significant investment in its Children’s Services known as Families First.

A rare opportunity has arisen across Staffordshire Families First for 1 x full time (37 hours) Senior Family Support Worker, within the Children’s Disability Service. This post is based in Newcastle under Lyme but covers the Newcastle and Staffordshire Moorlands District.

We have 4 Children’s Disability teams across the county and they provide specialist services for children and young people with complex disabilities. These are small teams of highly dedicated Social Workers who support each other in the day to day task of ensuring we reach the best outcomes for our Disabled children in a timely manner, enabling them to live their lives to the full. We also are supported by a team of skilled Family Support workers who assist in facilitating behaviour management work and undertaking direct work. The teams complete all statutory functions from Safeguarding referrals, Looked after Children, Care Proceedings to Child In Need.

The role is to provide support to the Disabled children in Newcastle under Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands in respect of facilitating contact, direct work, supporting families with behaviour management, parenting support and supporting Social Workers in assessments. The ability to engage and communicate with Disabled children is essential and the successful applicant will be committed to ensuring the children known to the service receive the best quality service.

Staffordshire’s Families First is one of the largest Children’s Services in England and as a consequence there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a ‘Good’ Children’s Service.

Staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire and is very important to us. We have an excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.

If you are confident, have a Level 3 award in Childcare or an equivalent qualification and have the skills and experience to manage a complex caseload and work in a demanding environment then this is an opportunity for you to further your expertise… come and join our enthusiastic team

For an informal discussion please contact:

Sarah Banks Locality Manager on 01785 895502

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

By clicking on the apply button you will be redirected to Staffordshire County Councils online application website.

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Closing Date: 08 June 2018
Interview Date: 18 June 2018 

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

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