Family Support Worker
“Dudley Early Help: Building resilience, not reliance”
Dudley Council has the highest ambitions for our children, young people and families. Our vision is to give children the best start in life and to support families to be independent, responsible and successful ensuring we provide the highest levels of support for our most vulnerable children. Our workforce is key to making this happen.
In Dudley, Early Help is a strategic priority. We've transformed and improved the way we provide services for children, young people and families by adopting new and innovative ways of working. You can read more about our plans in our Early Help Strategy which can be found at www.dudley.gov.uk
There is widespread recognition that it is better to identify problems early and intervene effectively to prevent escalation rather than responding only when the difficulty has become so acute as to demand action. This vital and challenging work is delivered locally in Dudley through our Family Solutions Team where services have been designed to promote resilience, not reliance. We provide families, communities and local organisations with the help they need to support all children and young people to do well and to stay safe.
Dudley’s Family Centres have a number of full time vacancies for experienced Family Support Workers across a number of locations across the borough.
We are looking for professionals who have a history of working within family support, youth or social care services to promote better outcomes for children, young people and families.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
For enquiries in relation to vacancies based within Family Centres please contact Sarah Moore on 01384 813096 or via e-mail: Sarah.Moore@dudley.gov.uk
PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.
For further information on Dudley Children's Social Care please go to http://www.childrenservicesjobs-dudley.org.uk/
NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications.
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