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District Family Worker

About the role

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.  

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Beth Jenkins bethan.jenkins@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or Lisa Fuller lisa.fuller@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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 16th July 2024.

 

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.

Qualities:

  • 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

 

 

 

About you

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.

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 firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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