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Family Wellbeing Worker - 0-19yrs

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary:£24,801 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Hinckley & Bosworth, Hinckley & Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE 

Reference:CYP0807 

Closing date:17 July 2019 at midnight 


JOB PURPOSE:
To improve the outcomes and life chances of children, young people and their families in Leicestershire by:
  • Delivering time-limited periods of support, evidence-based group work programmes, clinics, drop-ins, etc. to children, young people and families experiencing a range of issues which impact on family functioning and achievement of good outcomes
  • Supporting families to access universal provision and become more self-sufficient to avoid the need for more intensive input
 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject e.g. Social care, health or childcare or substantial experience in providing direct support to families that clearly demonstrates the experience, skills, competencies and knowledge outlined below
  • Role specific - Children's play-worker (5-11s) - Level 1 or 2 Theraplay training or willingness to undertake such training
  • Experience of working with families experiencing difficulties in parenting or behaviour management
  • Experience of working with children, young people and/or families
  • Experience of identifying and delivering appropriate evidence-based interventions groups and clinics
  • Experience of using electronic computer systems for case recording
  • Experience of working in multi-agency environment
  • Experience of carrying out assessments supporting planning, formulating action plans and reporting outcomes
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues which may have an impact on the lives of families such as domestic violence and abuse, mental health difficulties, substance misuse, poverty, housing
  • Knowledge of child development Early Years Foundation Stage
  • An understanding of the impact of discrimination on the lives of those from minority ethnic communities and others that experience social exclusion, and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of solution focused approaches & Signs of Safety
  • Ability to engage children, parents and wider family and support networks
  • Ability to work with a range of professionals and engage in multi-disciplinary work
  • Evidence based practice showing demonstrable improvement in outcomes for children, young people and families
  • The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post
  • Ability to travel to and access a range of buildings, including family homes in a cost-effective way
  • Possession of a valid driving license and access to a vehicle however a reasonable adjustment will be considered for and applicant with a disability
  • Must have a flexible approach to working including out-of-hours and an ability to travel to various locations
  • The post holder must be willing to undertake further training within a professional development framework
  • The post holder is required to attend, from time to time other training courses, conferences, seminars or meetings as required by their own training needs and the needs of the service

 

This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check 
  
Please see the full Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
 
For informal enquires please contact: Joanne White.  Telephone: 0116 305 5601 Email: joanne.white@leics.gov.uk
 

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk