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Family Wellbeing Worker

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Harborough Children & Family Wellbeing Centre, Coventry Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9BX 


Closing date:01 November 2020 at midnight 

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-in's 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 provisions and become more self-sufficient to avoid the need for more intensive input
  • 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 a multi-agency environment
  • Experience of working with voluntary and community sector organisations
  • 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 and Early Years Foundation Stage
  • An understanding of the impact of discrimination the lives of those from minority ethnic communities and others that experience social exclusion and an 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
  • Proven ability to recognise Child protection issues and Safeguarding practice
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Emma Parker, Tel: 0116 305 4198 Email: OR Jennie Wroe, Tel: 0116 305 5223 Email: 

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.
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