We have a five fantastic opportunities for a Children and Families Support Worker, working at a Leading Local Authority in Greater Manchester. This is a temporary full time role, initially for the next 3 months.
Your role will be to provide a delivery of an effective family support, assessment and contact service within the Start Well Service to identified vulnerable families with highly complex needs. Based in the Family First Team, you will work in partnership with other agencies to help prevent family breakdown and reduce the risk of abuse / neglect.
- To support and co-ordinate service for very vulnerable families in their own home and within centre's, communicating effectively and working with colleagues, other professionals, agencies, organisations and volunteers to help meet their needs.
- Ensuring professional boundaries are set and maintained
- To agree plans and SMART Targets and ability to review relevance and effectiveness
- You will need experience of chairing CAM
- Effectively relate to families, parents and carers providing practical and personal packages of support in partnership with service users including promoting and developing their parenting skills.
- Plan and deliver parenting courses to families, identified as needing parenting support.
- Contribute to protecting highly vulnerable children and young people from danger, harm and abuse. Contribute to assessing, and act upon risk of danger, harm and abuse.
- Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis in order to reduce risk. Creating an open, caring, but structured environment where families feel free to explore their difficulties.
- Prepare, implement and evaluate agreed therapeutic group activities with adults and or children and work with families using short term and crisis response interventions.
- Encourage, support and supervise parents and family members in their contact with their children. To use a range of interventions to educate family members to improve the quality of contact for children in care. To work to the principles of the EYFS when working with young children and their families.
- Valid Enhanced DBS on the Update Service
- Full UK Driving Licence, and access to a vehicle
- Previous Residential Childcare Support Worker experience
- Knowledge of EHP / CIN and Child Action Meetings
- Minimum of 18 Months experience of working with challenging or vulnerable young people aged 10 – 18 years
- Experience of Chairing CAM
- Excellent people skills, being able to talk to family members and senior professionals
- Full time 37 hours a week, with free onsite car parking
- Reed Reward Benefits and Discounts
- Flexible Payment Options i.e. PAYE / Umbrella and Ltd options
- Weekly Pay, with Online Timesheet system