Supporting Families First (Edge of Care)
Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a real positive difference to the lives of children and young people? Do you want to join a dynamic, supportive children’s service?
Worcestershire Children First is the new company responsible for delivering services to children and young people across Worcestershire. From 1st October 2019, Worcestershire Children First will deliver Children’s Services on behalf of Worcestershire County Council. These services will include Children’s Social Care, Education, Early Help and Fostering.
Worcestershire Children First are building a new Edge of Care Service called “Supporting Families First”. We are looking for candidates who will keep relentless focus on positive outcomes for our children and young people. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, all working together to help families to stay together. We are developing confident and dynamic practitioners to work collaboratively in a strengths-based approach with families to enable lasting and positive change for young people and families.
The service will be led by an experienced Practice Manager and will be made up of outreach workers, youth mentors, a money mentor, substance misuse workers, emotional health & well-being workers, advanced social work practitioners, a psychological lead and supported by dedicated administration staff. We will provide you with peer and management support alongside individual and group reflective supervisions to support you in the role.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a new service, working collaboratively with young people, parents and extended family members, using the Signs of Safety practice model, to find out what works well within the family and use existing strengths to help families to find their own solutions.
As an employer, Worcestershire Children First have a great range of benefits including flexible and mobile working, continual professional and career development through our Social Work Academy and a supportive environment where staff-value each other.
For more information about the Worcestershire Children First and the Supporting Families First Team, please see our attached brochure.
All roles are full time (35 hours per week) permanent posts. All roles will have a base with county-wide travel required.
Salary up to £24,894
You will be an integral part of the Supporting Families First Team supporting people to access advice and support in gaining employment, accessing benefits, managing debt and household budgeting, where these issues are or could potentially be, a contributory factor to family breakdown. You will provide intensive support to young people and families to address the financial barriers they face to gaining and sustaining employment and taking a full and active role in their community.
Closing date for applications is the 22nd September 2019.