Advanced Family Support Coordinator
Salary £33,667 - £36,950 + Essential Car Allowance (Fixed Term Contract to March 2023)
Hours: 36 per week
Subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check
The North East Surrey Family Support Team supports families across the Boroughs of Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell and Spelthorne, supporting families experience a range of challenges to achieve change. Families are helped to achieve better outcomes through a single multi-agency assessment, a Family Support Plan, coordinated partnership working and intensive home visiting.
Are you passionate about making a difference and supporting families to make changes? Can you engage effectively with a range of people? Do you have experience working within a multi-agency context, assessing need and bringing people together? Do you hold a social work qualification with active Social Work England registration?
Spelthorne Borough Council is recruiting an Advanced Family Support Coordinator to join its diverse team in supporting whole families who have multiple and complex needs. We are looking for highly skilled, dynamic and committed staff member to work effectively and meaningfully with families in North East Surrey.
The North East Surrey Family Support Team provides innovative support to families and creates multi-agency Teams Around the Family (TAFs) for holistic and targeted intervention. Our families have multiple and complex needs that include parenting, safeguarding, education, finance, employment, crime, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, housing, health, mental health and substance misuse.
Applicants will have experience of working in a relevant field such as child social care, probation, health, education, housing, youth work or work with parents and will have current HCPC registration as a qualified social worker. Strong empathy and communication skills are imperative and Family Support Coordinators are required to quickly build trust and rapport, helping families to move forward. Applicants will be passionate, assertive, organised and committed to multi-agency working, with strong skills in assessment and intervention.
The Family Support Team holds cases assessed as Level 3 need (Targeted Help) as per the new Surrey Family Resilience Framework. You will therefore not hold statutory social work cases but promote best practice in the team and also mentor and support social work students who are placed in the team as part of their training.
As this job involves contact with vulnerable groups including children, successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Assistance will be given by the Council and further details will be in the job application pack. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Charlene Edwards (Family Support Manager) Tues-Fri on 01372 474375.
Closing date: 17 May 2021 (Noon)
Interview: Thursday 27 May 2021
For full information and to apply online, go to www.surreyjobs.info or www.spelthorne.gov.uk alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784 444263 (24hr answer phone) quoting reference number 928
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