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Senior Family Support Worker x 4

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£29,777 to £32,076 pro rata for part-time (Pay award pending)
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

1 x Full Time 37 hours per week, Permanent: Swinton and Wath Locality

1 x Part Time 22.2 hours per week, Permanent: Swinton and Wath Locality

1 x Full Time 37 hours per week, Permanent: Winterhill Locality

1 x Part Time 18.5 hours per week, Permanent: Aston and Brinsworth Locality

Please state on your application form which hours / post you are applying for.

Come and join our fabulous team in the Early Help & Family Engagement Service at Rotherham Council. Help us achieve.

Why work for Rotherham Children and Young People’s Services? 

You will be joining an authority Ofsted rate as Good.

You will receive strong management support and oversight, and approachable and supportive senior managers.

You will receive regular reflective supervision.

We provide excellent professional learning and development opportunities underpinned by the Rotherham Family Approach which incorporates ‘Signs of Safety’, ‘Restorative Approaches’, and ‘Social Pedagogy’ as our methodological approach and framework to supporting children and families.

You will experience a positive learning environment to enhance your career and access to a bespoke Learning Academy which supports practitioners across CYPS.

You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the children and families in the Borough.

We want excellent practitioners to help transform Rotherham by generating a movement where excellent practice is the norm, resulting in consistently better outcomes for all our children. These are in accordance with our ambition to become a leading children’s services authority.

The Early Help and Family Engagement Service provide practical help and advice to support families and their children to achieve their full potential.  The Service builds on the family's strengths and offers support as problems begin to emerge to prevent issues from getting worse, leading to higher level statutory services becoming involved.  The Service supports families with children aged 0-19 years or 25 with a disability and works with the whole family in partnership, to identify the best possible solutions to issues that they might be experiencing.  The Service offers a variety of support to meet the needs of children and families.  This is delivered by a Lead Professional and the Early Help Assessment is the tool that underpins this work.

The Early Help Strategy is clear that the commitment is for families requiring support to have one worker and one plan and that this is a partnership endeavour from which families will benefit.  The posts will operate from locality based Early Help & Family Engagement Teams and successful candidates will have the skills and experience to work with children and their families with additional needs that may be either within a statutory arena (i.e. co-worked with Children’s Social Care) or, are at risk of escalation into high level statutory services. Successful candidates will have experience in managing a caseload of children and families and be able to effect positive change with the family to reduce risk and need.

The successful candidates will be proficient in the following key duties and areas of responsibility:

Considerable experience of engaging with children and families (service users) in a range of settings e.g., home visits/ school/ group based/community based, and detailed knowledge of what works to effect positive change for children and families experiencing difficulties.

Experience of completing assessments and knowledge of how the Early Help Assessment is embedded in practice as a comprehensive, consent driven, multi-agency, early intervention support mechanism.

Strong skills in building and maintaining relationships with professionals from a range of agencies and experience of planning support for children and families.

Experience of working within a safeguarding environment and knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

A motivator of both team members and children and families, helping others to help themselves through practical experience and working with children and/or parents in a one-to-one to explore and find solutions for particular issues that are affecting family functioning.

A strong track record in applying professional boundaries within the supportive relationship and ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of how creating dependency can be a risk in working with children and families and how to avoid this occurring.

If you are interested in either of these posts and would like an informal discussion or further information, please contact;

Amanda Needham 07825125430 or Angela Duskin 07865192895

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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01709 334141
Riverside House
Main Street
South Yorkshire
S60 1AE

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