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Family Wellbeing Worker

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 29.6 

Salary:£25,932 - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Hinckley Childrens & Family Wellbeing centre, Granville Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0PP 

Reference:CYP1983 

Closing date:07 August 2022 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-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
         
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Level 3 Qualification in a relavent 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 behavior management
  • Experience of working with children, young people and/or families
  • Experience of identifing 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 recongnise Child protection issues and Safeguarding practice
  • 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 driving license and access to a vehicle with relevant insurance a reasonable adjustment will be considered for an applicant with a disability
  • A flexible approach to working including out-of-hours and an ability and willingness to travel to various locations
  • An understanding of and commitment to Equal opportunities, and the ability to apply this to all situations
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment where appropriate in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010
  • The post-holder must be willing to undertake further training within an early help professional development framework
    
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 recruiting Manager: Laura Foster  Tel: 0116 305 0151 Email:
 Laura.Foster@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.We are on a journey to be an inclusive department where a culture to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded and discrimination challenged at every level together as a department.  We warmly welcome those from all cultures, ethnicities and beliefs - this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our children and families.
   
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

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