Family Support Worker
£27,852 - £29,439
Do you enjoy working with and supporting children and their families, are you creative and adaptable, do you strive to be part of an outstanding organisation?
Do you want to be part of our journey in providing excellent services for children and families of Kirklees, and ensuring the best outcomes for our children and young people?
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Early Support team whose services are made up of Family Support, Family Mental Health, Family Group Conferencing, Parenting Team, Community Hubs (schools), Youth services and Connected Persons.
Early Support services work within a Families Together model which is an integrated early support model that brings together diverse services across all sectors to provide a joined up, whole family approach to supporting children and families when, where, and how they need that support.
As a Family Support Worker, you will be expected to support and assess the needs, risks and strengths of children, young people and their families. You will support the delivery of the aims and objectives of the Early Support team.
You will use a multi-disciplinary agency approach and restorative practice to deliver co-ordinated support.
The role will involve working professionally and creatively with all family members, engaging effectively with children, young people and their families from a variety of backgrounds. Due to this, it would be advantageous if applicants were able to speak additional languages. You will work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
You will have the ability to engage families with multiple complex needs, challenging behaviours and who may be resistant at times.
A level 4 qualification in working with families or the equivalent would be advantageous, but is not essential, as you will need to evidence your substantial experience of working with vulnerable families from diverse backgrounds to deliver improved outcomes.
You will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding in practice and understanding of safeguarding procedures.
What the team say
"I think what I love about the job is that no two days are the same, each day brings with it new challenges, new rewards and new opportunities to support families. I love being able to see the difference my role makes when families achieve their goals and children report feeling happier at home. You cant put a price on that! The family support team are so kind and supportive, its like being one big family ourselves. I love learning from my colleagues and sharing new ideas with each other, it makes you realise that you are not alone and are in it together. What I also love most about the job is how much it has enabled me to learn and grow as a practitioner, finding new and creative ways to support families and improve outcomes for children"
"I enjoy working side by side with children and families, building relationships and supporting them to achieve positive changes in their lives. It is really rewarding seeing the positive impact we have on families confidence and wellbeing. It is a privilege to witness and support both children and parent’s journeys"
"Practical and emotional support is provided by management and colleagues who share a passion for the role and work together to ensure everyone is confident and able to manage in challenging times"
Our offer to you
- An attractive salary, pension scheme and generous annual leave.
- A comprehensive induction, ongoing supervision and training to support your personal development.
- Flexible, mobile and agile working and a range of family friendly policies.
- The opportunity to join a dynamic, supportive team where your ideas are valued, and you can be instrumental in changing lives for the better, improving outcomes for children and the development and success of Children’s Services in Kirklees.
- A wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership
If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andy Lloyd (Early Support Team Manager) on 01484 221000 ext 73753 or email on Andy.Lloyd@kirklees.gov.uk
09 October 2022, 11:55 PM
This vacancy is closed to applications.