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Family Support Worker

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Temporary 

Location:Glenbrook Management Centre, Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4PD 


Closing date:18 February 2019 at midnight 

This position is Fixed term for maternity cover until 31th October 2019 and offered on a full time basis
The starting salary is £24657 (Level One) rising to £26470 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…  
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
The CAMHS Family Support Worker works with Children, Young People and Families referred into Targeted CAMHS Citywide who are experiencing mental health difficulties. This is an opportunity to deliver one-to-one and family support young people experiencing mental health difficulties.
The role will include:
  • Carrying out CAMHS Choice assessments with children, young people and families.
  • Supporting CAMHS Practitioners in delivering CAMHS Consultations to professional networks.
  • Deliver or co-deliver CAMHS Therapeutic Group interventions with children, young people and parents where needed.
  • Engage in CAMHS Partnership work with young people in line with the CAPA model, working with less complex mental health cases.
  • If higher level of complexity emerges within the Partnership work, the case will be co-worked between the Family Support Worker and a CAMHS Practitioner or Mental Health Specialist.
  • Lead monthly ‘Time4Me’ sessions in a named secondary school and act as a point of liaison for the primary feeder schools.
In addition to this there may be a requirement to complete one to one work with children, and all other tasks as outlined in the job description.
  • Knowledge of different theories, models and approaches to working with children and families and experience of applying these to practice.
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding issues and experience of applying legislation and policy and procedure to practice, including the relevant assessment framework and integrated working.
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with children and adults.
  • Ability to conduct assessments and analyse findings to formulate action plans, and the ability to produce high quality written records and reports.
  • Experience of effectively using a range of preventative and early intervention theories and models when working with children & families to prevent the need for specialist services.
  • Ability to build good working relationships with families and over-come barriers to them engaging.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Elayne Forster, Tel: 0115 8764000 Email:
Useful information for Applicants
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. We particularly welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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