Family Support Worker
Salary:£21,057.00 - £27,394.00
Location:Gloucester/Tewkesbury Children & Families Teams - GL1 1JU
Closing date:28 March 2017 at midnight
You will work alongside social workers in reviewing service users’ needs in line with their assessments, and support and encourage parents in identifying ways in which difficulties may be overcome. You will work alongside social workers with children subject to Child Protection Plans, Child In Need plans, and Court proceedings. You will work with children and families through direct work and observations.
The purpose of the Family Support Worker role is to work alongside our social workers in ensuring we are able to improve the outcomes of children and their families through direct work and intervention.
You will participate in the development of the role across the locality and bring a creative approach to meeting the identified needs of children, young people and their families. In return, we will be able to offer you training to allow you to grow in the role. You will benefit from our commitment to provide excellent supervision and support.
- Passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children through direct work
- Creative and credible in your approach
- Experience of multi agency working
- Have experience of working with children and families
- Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and research
At Gloucestershire County Council children and families are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on building relationships, challenging preconceptions and assumptions to understand the lived experiences of children. Reflective practice and continual professional development is a priority across the service to enable us to grow and develop. So, if just like us, you’re passionate and committed to improving the lived experience of our children across Gloucestershire, we’d love to hear from you.
Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check.
For more information about GCC’s Children’s Services and our teams visit: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/jobs or follow our Principal Social Workers @GlosPSW.
We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.
It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.
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If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help. Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk
If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.