Overview

Reference: RA0005768
Description: About WCC:

Early Help and Targeted Support services in Warwickshire have seen some exciting changes, helping to ensure children, young people and families access the right support at the right time. This was recognised by Ofsted in our 2021 inspection where we were grade Good in all areas:

Children and families in Warwickshire benefit from consistently good quality services.
Children and families in Warwickshire benefit from a clearly defined and accessible Early Help offer, ensuring that they receive support services when needed.
Children and Families have access to a wide range of helpful services at an early stage, which make a real difference to their lives.

Warwickshire Children and Families continues to invest in and grow our Early Help service ensuring we can provide the right support at the right time through multi-disciplinary teams, our network, and an incredible and established offer. Find out why we are good Ofsted
If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. Find out more about Us and Our Offer to you

The Role:

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Family Support Worker to join our team. Our exciting, innovative, and caring service supports children, young people and their families aged 0-19 years (up to 25 years with SEND), who need information, advice and direct support. Family Support Worker’s apply multi-disciplinary skills in their work and use restorative practice in all they do. The team deliver a range of interventions, including the Family Support Line, drop-in sessions, parenting programmes, and directly support families on a one-to-one basis.
We also offer agile working, as well as hybrid working Children and families service – rewards and benefits – Warwickshire County Council.

Key Requirements:

We are looking for people with the following skills and experience:

Resilientwith emotional intelligence, and anunderstanding of family dynamics and child development.
Experience of positive parenting skills.
Experience of engaging and working with families facing challenges.
A solution-focused and strength-based ethos.
Download our Why work for Us Brochure

If you are anorganised, friendly, and efficient person, we have the following vacancy inourteam:

1 x 37-hour post over 5 days in North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth(fixed term contract for 12 months – maternity cover).

Read more in our Agile Working leaflet
If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service.

For further details about the role please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Additional Information:
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
For an informal discussion about the role and the work of Warwickshire Early Help please contact Ettie Lynch, Early Help Team Manager – North Warwickshire by email: etoilelynch@warwickshire.gov.uk or Stacey Gill, Service Manager: staceygill@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing date: 01 March 2024
Interview date: 11th and 13th March 2024. Times to be confirmed.

To apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Apply’ button.

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the ‘Apply’ button please contact the Recruitment Centre onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukincluding your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.

As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contacthrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukand we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce.Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. Seemore.

Region: Nuneaton and Bedworth
Location: Atherstone
Salary: *GBP*28,770.00 – *GBP*31,364.00 per annum
Package: Full time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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