Family Support Worker (Family Safeguarding East)
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4449
  • Published: Fri 10/09/2021, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 30/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £21748 to £29577 per annum (Grade FG)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Turnham's Green Calcot, Berkshire

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Family Support Worker (Family Safeguarding East)

West Berkshire Council: Keeping children at the centre 

Our Children and Family Services’ social care workforce is expanding. 

We have an exciting opportunuty for a Family Support Worker to join our East Family Safeguarding Team. 

Who we are:

You will be joining an established safeguarding locality team, working in collaboration with other Social Workers and Family Support Workers, as well as specilialist workers who support adults around Domestic Abuse, Substance Misuse and Mental Health, to offer group-based interventions. 

We use the Family Safeguarding Model to provide the support families need to make sustained change, with different professionals working as one team, to keep more children safely at home with their families.  We have a strong emphasis on relationship-based practice and aim to work with children, young people and their parents and carers in a way which recognises and builds on their strengths and keeps families together. 

Our Family Safeguarding Service consists of two locality teams, one based in Calcot and the other in Newbury.  We are committed to getting it right for our children and young people.  We have great staff doing amazing work; we believe in investing in people to develop their skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential.

The benefits for you:

West Berkshire sits on the crossroads of two key roads; the M4 and the A34. These offer quick access across southern England, with London, Reading, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Oxford and Swindon all within an hour's drive. It is a diverse area incorporating the best features of town and attractive countryside living. Our staff are our greatest asset; you will have access to excellent training opportunities and the ability to develop your professional skills and interests. 

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, Local Government Pension Scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and free car parking and Essential Car User allowance. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days. 

Your experience:

You will support families and children in need of support or protection, leading or participating in direct work with children, young people and families, providing proactive and effective support.  It is essential that you hold a full driving license with the use of a car.

To find out more about the Family Safeguarding Model of working contact Steph Atalla (Service Manager) on 01635 519785. 

For more information on working for West Berkshire Council's Children and Family Services  a 'Good' authority, visit www.westberks.gov.uk/socialwork 

How to Apply

Please complete an online application form.

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This role requires the incumbent to have a car available at work to undertake his/her duties as they will be expected to undertake at least 1500 business miles per year. Essential Car User status attracts a lump sum allowance paid on a monthly basis as well as a free car parking space if he/she works at one of the Council’s corporate buildings.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share these values. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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