The integrated Health Visiting and Family Support teams deliver the Universal Healthy Child Programme and targeted interventions for children and their mums, dads and carers, from pregnancy to age five years. The emphasis is on prevention, early intervention and whole-family assessment, using the common assessment framework (CAF). Through universal screening, the Health Visiting teams identify children, mums, dads and carers with additional needs and provide support to improve outcomes and reduce inequality. The multi-agency teams consist of Health Visiting and Family Support as well as a range of multi-disciplinary expertise, including CAMHS, Adult Mental Health Services, Speech and Language Therapy, Welfare Rights Advice, Employment and Training support and Housing advice.
Our Vision: children reach a good level of development at age 2 and are ready for school by age 5.
Our aims are:
- To deliver the universal Healthy Child Programme (0-5), promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing ill health, with a particular focus on the First 1001 days.
- To support families with additional needs, taking a whole-family approach, to improve outcomes for families through delivery of responsive early intervention, and/or referrals to universal, targeted and specialist services, reducing the need for statutory services.
- To ensure there are high levels of engagement in the service offer and sustained participation, with measurable impact.
- To deliver high quality services, ensuring families receive excellent customer service and consistently report positive experiences of using services.
- To ensure children are safe from harm, escalating to Children’s Services and Social Work (CSSW), when the level of risk and need meets thresholds for social work intervention.
Join our multi-agency Family Support team and provide family support to families with children from pregnancy to age 5 years. We are seeking skilled and confident Family Workers, with an understanding of early child development, and who enjoy building positive relationships with parents, using a strength based approach. You will be able to work in partnership with families as well as other professionals within our multi-agency teams and the wider team around the family. You will carry out home visits and manage a varied caseload. You will act as Lead Professional, undertaking whole family assessments, creating a family action plan and coordinating Team Around the Family meetings. This role requires the ability to demonstrate outcomes of interventions, including through high quality case recording, in line with best practice standards.
Please note these posts are based at Camden’s five children’s centres and staff may need to work from different venues to meet the needs of the service.
- Kilburn Grange Children’s Centre, 1 Palmerston Road, London, NW6 2JL
- Agar Children’s Centre, Wrotham Road, London, NW1 9SU
- Harmood Children’s Centre, 1 Forge Place, Ferdinand Street, London, NW1 8DQ
- Regent’s Park Children’s Centre, Augustus Street, Kings Cross, London, NW1 3TJ
- 1a Children’s Centre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4SR
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
You’ll be a committed and passionate professional who can create high quality assessments and deliver services tailored to the needs of children and their families. You will have a social work qualification, or other relevant qualification or significant experience of family support work within an Early Years’ Service. It is essential to have a good understanding of early childhood development, with experience of using child protection and safeguarding procedures as required. You must be able to work to deadlines and deliver a responsive a flexible service to families. The ideal candidate will be a highly organised individual who is fully proficient in Microsoft office packages such as Word and Outlook alongside accurate data recording skills.
Based at a Children’s Centre and also working in the community, you will have a diverse and challenging caseload, where you can use your skills and expertise to make a difference for those most at risk of poor outcomes and ensure the best start in life.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 27th October 2019
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 4th November 2019
Please quote reference: 190000NZ