Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JG6:- £24,799 per annum
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2021
Closing date: Friday 28 February 2020
We are looking to appoint 2, full time, fixed term Family until 31 March 2021, Family Engagement Workers who will support the operational delivery of the High Impact Families Programme. The post holders will provide interventions to families who meet the programme’s criteria. Work will include assessing, reviewing, providing focused interventions and working alongside a range of agencies and support services. We are looking to appoint staff committed to delivering a range of interventions and, you must have experience in delivering parenting programme interventions, with an outcome focus. Family outcomes are recorded using our Early Help Module therefore; competency in the use of ICT is required. You should be a highly effective negotiator, able to work confidently and innovatively within a multi-agency environment. You will bring enthusiasm and be able to establish credibility with a range of professionals who also work with the families. You must also have a passion for finding solutions, be up for a challenge and be prepared to try different ways of doing things to get results. Applicants need to have NVQ level 3/4 or other appropriate qualifications, experience and skill in supporting/managing service delivery to families. Applicants should note that the post may require some evening and occasional weekend work. Posts are currently fixed term but may be extended subject to continuation of government funding. North Somerset are an authority committed to using the Signs of Safety, strengths based, safety organised approach to child protection and early help casework.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Claire Bowers on - 01275 88 8360.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Monday 09 March 2020