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Early Years Family Support Worker

Employer
Wakefield Council
Location
Kendal Drive Family Hub, Kendal Drive, Castleford, WF10 3SP
Salary
£13,210.50 to £14,634.50, pro rata. Grade 6
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

Job Details

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.

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 John Rose.

Tel: 01977 723543

E-mail: jrose@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.

Probation

In accordance with the Council 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.

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Company info
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Telephone
01924 306039
Location
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 2EB
GB

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