Support Worker, Dudley Council, Children And Families Support Team

Dudley

Ref: EN18-561

Sector: Social Work
Division: Childrens Services
Specialist Area: Support Worker
Location: Dudley
Job type: Contract
Salary (per hour): Negotiable dependent on experience and pay scheme selected
Reference: EN18-561

Job Description

Support Worker, Dudley Council, Children And Families Support Team - Must be a Support Worker with a minimum of 2 years+ UK Support Worker experience within a Children's Social Work team

Our client is looking for a support Worker with 2 years+ UK experience within a Children’s team

The responsibilities will include:

• Carrying out high quality Early Help assessments, develop and implement high quality Early Help Family Support plans
• Working in partnership with families to ensure that they are provided with the right support at the right time to promote the welfare of children and young people living within the family
• Reducing the risk of abuse and neglect and the need for statutory social care intervention
• Pro actively engage and support the most vulnerable and challenging children, young people and their families to strengthen the family and improve their outcomes, develop their resilience and reduce dependency upon specialist services
• Delivering a ‘Think Family’ approach ensuring that all services working with the family are coordinated and work effectively together whilst maintaining a focus upon the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people
• Implementing, monitoring and reviewing family support intervention plans, including the delivery of evidence-based parenting programmes, activities and group work sessions to strengthen family resilience
• Enabling the development of positive strategies to enable families to gain and maintain independence and control over all aspects of their lives and contribute positively within the community
• Working assertively with families with complex often interrelated problems including reducing truancy and school exclusion, improving under attainment and aspiration through education, learning and employment, reducing antisocial behaviour and crime, improving health and developing a healthy lifestyle, maintaining and sustaining tenancies
• Contributing to high quality assessments to secure the best outcomes for children and young people. Working alongside social workers to implement the Care plan when statutory intervention is required
• Ensuring that all children, young people and vulnerable adults are adequately protected in line with Dudley Safeguarding Children and Adult Board reporting procedures
• Working as an effective team member positively implementing the Early Help strategy, prioritising the needs of families in need of support and intervention
• Direct work with children and families
• Prepare Care Plans and assist in the assessment of their progress
• Prepare & present reports for case conferences and reviews
• Liaise appropriately with colleagues and other professionals
• Home Visits
• 35 hours per week (flexible by negotiation)
• Immediate Start
• 3 Month Temporary Contract

The successful candidate will need to hold an NVQ3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent, have a current DBS and be a car driver.

If you do not have a minimum of 2 years UK experience relevant to this role, you are not eligible so please do not apply!

Please call the recruitment team where you will speak to one of our dedicated consultants on 0333 1234 530

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Phone: 0333 1234 530
Or email your CV, quoting the job reference code, to: jobs@entrustsocialcare.co.uk