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Child and Family Centre - Family Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

South Cambs Child & Family Centres has a vacancy for a part time permanent position (18.5 hours) family worker based in one of our 5 Child & Family Centres/Zones (Cambourne, Melbourn, Sawston, Waterbeach, Northstowe).

The Child & Family Centre team form a key part of the wider South Cambs Early Help/Targeted Support team.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Vicki Cox

Tel: 07442086509

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28th November

Interviews will be held Monday 11th December



What will you be doing?

The role of a Family Worker is an exciting, dynamic and ever-evolving role aiming to offer families within South Cambridgeshire a high-quality, package of support. You will be responsible for supporting families using a whole family approach, working with them on a 1-1 basis in their homes, and within the community.

You will complete Early Help Assessments, act as the Lead Professional for the family, work in partnership with the multi- agency team around the family and provide targeted support that enables parents, carers, children and young people to achieve positive outcomes. You will also lead on the organisation, planning and delivery of evidence-based group work programmes, that aim to support parents/carers with topics such as; parenting, childhood development, domestic abuse and healthy relationships.

As a Family Worker you will be motivated and positive about making a contribution to the lives of children, young people and their families. You will work both autonomously and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team within the wider Early Help service. You will have the ability to recognise and act upon your safeguarding responsibilities and access specialist support for families when needed.

About you

We are looking for a highly committed, enthusiastic, and hardworking professional who will be part of a diverse multi-disciplinary team supporting families throughout South Cambridgeshire.

Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

You must be eligible to work in the UK

Candidates must be willing and able to travel.

Do you have a relevant level 3 qualification

Please attach a CV and Supporting statement that tells us how you meet the essential criteria

On applying for this post, candidates need to answer each of the Job Specification points, giving details of their experience along with examples of their practice.

Our benefits

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

About us

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.

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