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Child and Family Worker - Barrow In Furness

Cumbria County Council
£28,226 - £29,174
Closing date
22 May 2022

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Health and Social Care, Children's Services, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker
Contract Type
Full time
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Workbase: Craven House, Barrow

Contract Details: Permanent

A vacancy has arisen for a Child and Family Worker to be based within the Barrow and South Lakeland Family Assessment Team. We are looking for a motivated, hard-working, and dedicated person to join our team as a Child and Family Worker; developing and delivering exceptional service to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families, working as part of a multi-agency team.

The Role

As a Child and Family Worker, you will be allocated work in-line with the needs of the children and families, including carrying-out parenting assessments, undertaking direct work with children and families and supervising family time between parents and children. You will be required to maintain accurate IT records and prepare reports detailing assessments and direct work undertaken . It is important that the successful candidates are sensitive to the impact of their decisions, and that the voice of children and young people is heard and informs assessment and direct work. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a flexible, driven and compassionate person, who has the ability to adapt to both the individual needs of the children, young people and families, but who can also provide solutions and outcomes to any unexpected issues that may arise.

NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Childcare and Children and Families work and one year’s experience of working with children and families are essential, as are well developed communication skills and the ability to undertake written reports.

Cumbria has a strong foundation of career progression and professional development to enable our employees to take up opportunities as they arise in their careers. We will provide you with coaching and mentoring in your professional development.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in, and you’re looking for a role where you can make a positive difference in the lives of children in Cumbria, then please apply today.  

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with a Children’s and Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children and Adults.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.

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