Early Help Family Worker - part time, 20 hours per week
Halton’s Disabled Children Service has a small team of enthusiastic and dedicated workers who are committed to improving the lives of disabled children and their families. We are looking for someone who shares our commitment to provide services that enable families of disabled children 0-18 years to have an improved quality of life within their communities. You will have a key role in establishing the needs of disabled children and supporting them to access short break services that will best meet those needs.
You must have a working knowledge of relevant government legislation, guidance and local procedures relating to disabled children, their carers and safeguarding. You should have experience of working collaboratively with colleagues from other organisations, including social care, health, education, commissioned services and the voluntary sector.
The Early Help Family Worker role includes that of Lead Professional to complete MAP and Short Breaks assessments, coordinate services and implement & review action plans. You will ensure that the voice of the child influences their support plan and will be working with other professionals to provide a holistic and person centred approach to supporting the child and their family.
You will manage an individual caseload and as such be able to prioritise your own workload and meet challenging deadlines. Case recording must be clear, analytical and timely. In return, you will receive regular high quality supervision & support, wide ranging training opportunities and benefit from the existing knowledge and professionalism of your peers.
The Disabled Children Service works with families living in all areas of Halton and so you will have access to an office base in both Widnes, at Warrington Road Children Centre and in Runcorn, at Glendale Family Centre. You will be required to travel to visit families in their own homes and elsewhere in the community.
The role will involve regular travel across the borough and sometimes further afield. Therefore, the post holder must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle. The post holder must be able to transport children and young people to interventions as required. Where necessary, reasonable adjustments will be made in accordance with the Equality Act.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Alison Wright Principal Manager on 0151 511 8812
Interviews will be held on Thursday 29th April 2021.