About the role
We currently have several positions available:
1 x Full Time, Permanent
1 x Part Time (18.5 Hours), Permanent
1 x Full Time, Fixed Term until March 2025
Please specify within your supporting statement which of the above you would consider
Cambridgeshire County Council Targeted Support Service provides support to children, young people and their families. Each district team consists of Family Workers, Child and Family Centre workers, Young People’s Worker’s, Senior Transitions Advisors, Transitions Advisors, Client Researchers and managers.
The team provides early intervention support to reduce the risk of harm and reduce escalation of problems to support keeping families together and achieve positive outcomes. The role of a Family Worker is an exciting, dynamic and ever-evolving role, which offers Cambridgeshire families with a high-quality, bespoke package of support. We may also have some fixed-term and part-time options available.
For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Steph Woodley on 07824 820476. Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an enhanced DBS.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which is beneficial to employees, the organisation, and the communities we serve.
Interviews to be held on 27.10.23.
What will you be doing?
You will use a whole family approach for supporting families, working with them on an individual basis in their homes, and within the community. You will complete Early Help Assessments (EHA’s) and be Lead Professional for the family. As lead professional you will work in partnership with a multi- agency team around the family to provide tailored targeted intervention that enables families achieve positive outcomes.
You will organise, plan and deliver evidence-based group work programmes to support parents/carers with topics such as parenting, childhood development, domestic abuse and healthy relationships.
· You will be motivated and dedicated to supporting families to in achieve positive outcomes.
· You will be organised, able to work autonomously and as a team.
· You will be willing, approachable, personable and able to build a positive rapport with children, young people and their families.
· You will be willing to continue your professional development through informal and formal training.
Skills and experience:
· A good knowledge and understanding of child development, signs of abuse and neglect, and of child protection legislations, policies and procedures.
· A good knowledge and understanding of the importance of school attendance and access to education.
· A good knowledge and understanding of how to conduct assessments and create plans for support that promote positive outcomes.
· A good knowledge and understanding of providing direct support to vulnerable families and of evidence-based programmes.
· Strong communication skills using a variety of formats and will work efficiently within a multi- agency environment.
· The ability to produce, keep and maintain good case recording, reports and assessments.
· Willingness to travel locally and across the county
To apply, please apply via the online application form that tells us how you meet the following essential criteria -
1. Why would you like to be considered for this role?
2. What skills, attributes and experiences will you apply to this role?
3. Please add any other information in support of your application.
4. Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing young people and parents.
5. Experience of multi-agency and partnership working to ensure the best outcomes for families.
6. The ability to write objective assessments and to complete accurate triage as part of work with families.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Interviews may include a young people’s panel in addition to a targeted support management panel.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.