Specialist Family Support Worker - Education - Early Help and Prevention
Ref no: 3523 - 4261
Salary: £25,481 - £29,577 pa, pro rata (£12,740 - £14,788 for 18.5 hours)
18.5 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 8,000 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
Are you able to demonstrate excellent skills at a specialist level, which will support and empower families to make positive changes? Do you understand the challenges families experience and have a creative approach to solving them? Have you experience of working alongside families where substance use is present? If so, you might be the person we are looking for.
Reporting to the multi-agency leadership team, you will engage with families and young people to assess need holistically and work with them to develop sustainable solutions that improve their ability to achieve better outcomes for their children. This post-holder will ensure that help is provided to families and young peoples in the most effective way to ensure that the improved outcomes are achieved, including reducing demand on statutory child protection services and other specialist services. You will have specialist knowledge of Education and supporting school attendance that you are able to demonstrate in practice and which will contribute to the Portsmouth 'Team Around the Worker' approach within the multi-agency teams.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful you will need a nationally recognised qualification such NVQ level 5 or other higher level qualification or equivalent along with up to date working knowledge of safeguarding children and young people. You will demonstrate specialist knowledge in Education and supporting attendance and will have experience of working with children, young people and families. You will need excellent communication skills with children, young people and parents and a restorative approach to practice with the ability to reflect.
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. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. 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.