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Change and Challenge Case Workers

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Social Work

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

  • Contact email:

    ascargill@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ416443_1616605757

  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-23

Akton Recruitment are looking for a Change and Challenge Case Worker, to join the local authority in Enfield.
The Change and Challenge Service, part of the Early Help Family Hub, has been set up to support the delivery of Phase 2 of the Government's Troubled Families programme, which involves turning around the lives of 2970 families.
To be eligible for the programme, families must present with concerns in two or more of the following areas: crime and anti-social behaviour, poor school attendance, worklessness or financial exclusion, domestic violence and abuse, children in need or physical or mental health problems.
We are seeking to recruit a CCS Caseworker to help support the programme. They will be holding a number of complex cases and be responsible for the coordination of parenting programmes throughout the borough, as well as being part of the duty and surgery team.
The purpose of this post is to provide a holistic assessment of families and offer single or multi-agency coordinated packages of support. The CCS Caseworker will empower families to identify and tackle challenging behaviours, reduce negative family relationships, securing a positive pathway for improvement, with emphasis upon increasing educational attendance, attainment and reduce exclusions by:
1. Working in partnership with families by listening, offering advice and guidance to develop and enhance parenting skills.
2. Delivering evidence-based parenting programmes.
3. Completing assessments using the Early Help Framework and making appropriate referrals to other services.
4. Taking on the role of the Lead Professional, co-ordinating services in the Team Around the Family (TAF) acting as the single point of contact, when required.
5. To work in partnership with relevant professionals in statutory and non-statutory organisations.
6. Supporting high risk families who do not meet the thresholds that trigger the involvement of specialist services.
The post holder will work in partnership with the family to identify, broker and secure appropriate services to meet identified need, as well as providing direct support to the family to help improve their life chances.
This is a full-time contract-based role, working 09:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday, at a rate of £20 per hour. The initial contract for this role is for 2 months with a view to extend.
If you think you'd be a good fit for this role, get in touch now!