Family Intervention Worker - secondment/temporary opportunity until 31 March 2022 to cover a secondment.
Ref no: 3012-4003
Band: 6 Salary: £21,256-£24,799 p.a.
37 hours per week
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
We are looking for someone with previous experience of working with families and children who is able to manage challenging and difficult and/or stressful situations calmly and assertively to join our Family Intervention Service.
Responding to referrals from case holding Social Workers, the Family Intervention Service works with families where there are child protection concerns to enable them to put the needs of their children first. We provide support and guidance with parenting and emotional or practical skills through our intensive parenting programme. We work from a positive and enabling agenda to provide a specialist service with children on the edge of care and to support children’s rehabilitation with their families where possible.
Whilst you will be based at Battenburg Family Centre, as part of the Family Intervention Service you will work closely with Social Workers feeding into the child's assessment process. You will be supervising contacts in the family centre between families and their children where the children are no longer living in the family home. You will also work with families independently using a restorative approach and as part of a team with other professionals contribute to the planning and intervention of a programme of work, which you will carry out with families to enhance the parent/child relationship, prevent family breakdown and support families to make changes. You will also represent the Centre and produce reports for child protection meetings, court hearings and other multi-agency meetings as required.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have an NNEB or NVQ3 in Health & Social Care, a childcare and/or education qualification or an equivalent qualification. As well as strong communication skills you will have knowledge of a variety of ways to help families improve their parenting skills and behaviour management techniques.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.