Family Support Worker
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
Location: Broxbourne & District
Hours: 37.5 per week ( we will consider part-time hours of 30 plus per week )
Full-time Salary: £21,879 (Rising to £23,023 on completion of a successful probation and any required training). The package includes a pension scheme, own laptop and mobile for work.
A full driving licence and use of a car are essential for this role. The post holders will work across both Family Centre and Public Health bases in Broxbourne.
Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference? We have an exciting opportunity for three Family Support Workers to join our Family Centre team to provide integrated services and information for children under 11 years old and their families. The post holders will be part of the multi-disciplinary team of professionals offering high quality support to families. The post holder is expected to have a `hands-on’ approach to the delivery of services.
The postholders will be assigned to a YMCA Family Centre and will work across other sites as necessary.
Family Centres are places where children under 11 years old and their families can receive seamless integrated services and information. It is also where they can access help from a range of multi-disciplinary teams of professionals. The postholders will work in assigned Family Centre(s) providing support to the District Manager in the delivery of a high-quality service.
The primary focus of the role is the provision of a range of engagement activities, information support and advice to families, both at the Family Centre hub and other sites within the community, including home visits. The post holder is expected to have a `hands-on’ approach to the delivery of services.
The key elements of the post are to:
a) Promote the engagement of parents of under 11s in their children’s learning, development and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the more vulnerable families in the community. This will also include engaging parents-to-be.
b) Contribute to targeted information, support and advice to families identified by the centre and partner agencies such as Health and Social Care. This work will include one-to-one work, home visiting and group work as appropriate to meet the needs of the families.
c) Participate in the Early Help Assessment process, including attendance at multi-agency professional’s meetings, supporting the engagement of families in greatest need in order to improve outcomes for children under 11.
d) Work towards and achieve the agreed internal and external Key Performance Indicators and performance objectives and ensure a high level of service is provided at all times.
The families we support are at the heart of everything we do and our main priority, therefore, is to find Family Support Workers with values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Could this be you?
If you are someone who thrives when working in a fast paced dynamic environment and have the ability to remain calm, focused, professional and organised, we look forward to hearing from you with your application.
For a full Job Description and to Apply, please visit: - http://oneymca.org/work-for-us/current-vacancies. Please complete the application form as we can not accept CVs for this position.
For further information please contact Anne Franklin - 01923 353610
Closing Date: Once the post is filled
Interview Date: tbc
Due to the large number of applications we regret that we cannot respond to all applicants. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.