Family Hub Support worker (Early Years)

Employer
Wakefield Council
Location
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Salary
£11,285.50 - £12,709.50, Grade 6
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

Application closing date 14/08/2022 Location Wakefield Salary £11,285.50 - £12,709.50, Grade 6, 18.5 hours, Permanent Package

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to an occupational pension scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including; healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discount

Contractual hours 18.5 Basis Part time Job category/type Part time, Permanent Job Specification and Supporting Information PR2629 001 Early Years Family Hub Support Worker.docx Job description

We are seeking an Early Years Family Hub Support Worker to support our Children and Young People Service Team.

 

What will be expected from me?

 

The purpose of this role is to support the delivery of the Early Help Offer children and their families, adopting a whole family, strengths-based approach to reduce risk, increase resilience and improve outcomes for children.

 

This is an exciting time to join Wakefield as we further develop our work in the Family Hubs.  You will be part of a team that opens the doors of the Hub to the community providing a welcome, support and interventions throughout the day for children, parents and whole families to help them to become stronger, offer them new skills when they are struggling and help our children become the best that they can be.  You will facilitate groups such as the ‘Play and Stay’, Baby groups, parenting groups as well as activities for children.  

 

What I might be doing?

 

  • You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the delivery of the Early Help Offer for families, adopting a whole family, strengths-based approach to reduce risk, increase resilience and improve outcomes for children.
  • You will ensure that services are delivered in compliance with relevant legislation, local and national policy, and guidance.
  • You will support and engage with individuals, parents, children, and young people with long histories of challenging and risky behaviours and who are difficult to engage or resistance of using or accepting services.
  • You will support the Family Hub Coordinator in pursuing opportunities for service development.

 

Essential requirements:

 

  • You need to hold an NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent, relevant to the work area including: Children’s Care Learning and Development/Certificate in Youth Work practice or Health and Social Care
  • A full driving licence is required (unless unable to drive through disability).
  • An understanding of the principles that support and promote the wellbeing of children, young people, and families.
  • Experience of working directly with children, young people and families with complex needs and risk in a relevant setting.

 

What can I expect?

 

  • This is a part-time role of 18.5 hours per week
  • 28 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays(Pro-rata).
  • Support and ongoing training.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

 

This post will be considered for a secondment opportunity for a minimum of 6 months.

 

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday and Thursday 17th and 18th August.

 

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Karen Wilkinson.

Tel: 07717 347519.

E-mail: karenwilkinson@wakefield.gov.uk

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Safeguarding

Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

 

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.

 

Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post.

 

Probation

In accordance with the Council’s Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.

 

Diversity

Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

 

About Wakefield Council

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