Family Wellbeing Worker X2

Employer
Leicestershire County Council
Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£25,932
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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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-ins, 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 provision and become more self-sufficient to avoid the need for more intensive inp
       
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Level 3 qualification in a relevant 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 Level 2 Theraplay training, or willingness to undertake such training
• Experience of working with families experiencing difficulties in parenting or behaviour management
• Experience of working with children, young people, and/or families
• Experience of identifying 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, support 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 on 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 Focussed 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
• Ability to deliver group-based interventions to support improved outcomes
• Proven ability to recognise 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 valid driving licence and access to a vehicle and relevant insurances. However, 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
• The post-holder may be required to attend, from time to time, other training courses, conferences, seminars or meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service
   
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 Victoria Herrieven, Tel: 0116 305 3869 Email: Victoria.Herrieven@leics.gov.uk

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