Family Resilience Worker Barrow & South Lakeland

Cumbria County Council
£28,226 - £29,174
Closing date
5 Jun 2022

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Health and Social Care, Social Care
Job role
Social Worker, Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Are you interested in making a difference to the lives of children, young people, and their families? If so, we would love to hear from you!

Cumbria County Council are recruiting for a Family Resilience Worker. This is a relatively new post in the County Council and a real opportunity to improve outcomes for vulnerable children. You will provide practical support and intervention to families by working as part of a multi-agency team.

As a Family Resilience Worker, you will be supporting families within their homes to enable children and young people to be safe and happy at home. You will ensure the voice of children and young people is heard and informs the decisions that are made about them.

The right candidate will have their NVQ 3 or equivalent in a relevant professional area e.g., Social Care, Education, NNEB, Childcare, and will demonstrate ongoing professional development. We are looking for someone with a knowledge and understanding of managing challenging behaviour, along with the ability to deal with difficult and extremely sensitive cases.

This is a real opportunity to work with families to bring about positive change, and we are looking for people who are enthusiastic and passionate about our service.

This is largely an out of hours role to allow the relevant support to be provided.

There is a requirement to work at weekends and in the evenings to provide practical support and intervention to children young people and their families to keep families together.

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

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences..

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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