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Family Wellbeing Worker

This job is closed and is displayed for reference only. 

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 30 

Salary:£24,801 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:To work, across the, Charnwood, locality 

Reference:CYP0880 

Closing date:15 September 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 in 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 Level 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
  • Knowledge and awareness of 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
  • Knowledge of Solution Focussed 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
  • ability to deliver group-based interventions to support improved outcomes


 
This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity
 
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
 
For informal enquires please contact Laura Blades Tel: 0116 305 1998 Email: Laura.Blades@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.

 
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