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Family Intervention Worker

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Victoria and Albert Hub, Albert Street , Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2DW 


Closing date:24 October 2021 at midnight 

To support children and young people aged 10-17 on the edge of care and reunification back to their families.   To maintain safe permanence of children and young people within their own families, kinship placements, of any legal status, including foster carers /adoptive parents and within their own communities.
  • NNEB/BTEC/NVQ level 3 in relevant childcare subject
  • Relevant paid or unpaid experience of working with young people within a social care setting or similar
  • Providing support services to young people and/or unaccompanied and refugee young people building on strengths of the child/young person/family
  • Childcare legislation, Safeguarding procedures, policies and procedures
  • Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families
  • Attachment, Trauma based practice and other relevant models
  • The needs of older children on the cusp of care and knowledge/skills in managing family breakdown
  • Understanding of the Signs of Safety Methodology and evidence-based practice
  • Able to analyse information to reach sound decisions, often under pressure, and take responsibility for their outcome and regular reporting to the Team Manager which understands all family members
  • Able to produce clear, accurate records and reports
  • Able to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in writing, with a wide range of people, including representatives from other agencies, using skills of negotiation and persuasion
  • Able to prioritise effectively a wide range of competing demands to meet deadlines
  • Time management skills and able to respond flexibly to changing requirements
  • Able to work effectively as a team member
  • Commitment to continuing Professional Development
  • Able to use information technology applications e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Word and database applications as relevant to the department
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 Geraldine Parkinson Tel: 0116 305 5219 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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