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Family Support Worker

  • Location:

    Barnsley

  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £16 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

  • Contact email:

    tfrancis@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    TFR58_1602145676

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-07

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Purpose-

Planning, facilitation and delivery of tailored family support interventions to meet the diverse needs of families and children aged 0-25 years, through collaborative and integrated working across a network of family centres.

Responsibilities-

To engage and support targeted families with children aged 0-25 years across the network of Family Centres within designated locality areas through targeted outreach/home visiting and Family support interventions as identified though the Early Help Assessment.

When appropriate to take the role of lead practitioner in the Early Help Assessment delivering interventions and supporting interventions at Tier 3 and 4 when directed as part of a CIN/CPP plan with relevant professionals.

To support families through planned interventions that have clear initial assessment and targets and objectives which are reviewed at regular intervals with the family, utilising relevant and current holistic assessment tools.

To lead in identifying the hard to reach and vulnerable families within the local area, in response to locality data, and promote Family Centre Services to them, referring families to specialist services as required.

To provide advice, support and guidance to promote learning and positive parenting skills utilising appropriate frameworks and evidence based approaches.

To ensure that all files/records are maintained in line with relevant guidelines, including recording of information on relevant electronic database systems, and participate in all appropriate meetings.

To undertake appropriate referrals to specialist and statutory services where needs are identified within the remit of Tier 3 and Tier 4 of the Early Help Assessment in line with relevant Information Sharing Protocols.

To report and record any safeguarding concerns immediately in line with relevant policies and procedures acting as duty manager and designated safeguarding lead when required by the service.

To support in the planning of services that meet the needs of the locality, contributing to the Self Evaluation process (SEF)

To consult regularly with the local community and target groups to gain an in depth understanding of their requirements and encourage them to shape services within their locality to meet their needs

To work collaboratively with multi agency partners championing integrated services, planning and delivering collaborative working and avoiding duplication of services

To participate collaboratively in regular clinical supervision and ensure all recommended actions are completed within given timescales

Requirements-

  • Experience as a Family Support Worker
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Available Immediately