Team: Family Intervention Support Service (FISS).
Job Family: CBG8 +2 - Supporting
Salary: £24,491 - £28,985 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part-time - 22.2 hours per week
Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment until September 2022
Closing Date: 24th June 2021
Interview Date: W/C 5th July 2021
More about the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Family Intervention Support Service (FISS). We support our colleagues in social work teams to improve the lives of children in Central Bedfordshire by working collaboratively to deliver child protection and child in need plans.
You would work in partnership with the social workers and families to deliver the changes that have been identified. This would be achieved via direct work with children and families.
This could include supporting the development of parenting skills and work around domestic abuse.
You would have a caseload of your own however, may also work with other team members to collaborate on cases needing a higher level of support. You will be expected to work one weekend in four completing unannounced visits to families in the community.
The role of the Intensive Support Workers within the Family Intervention Service is unique in offering out of hours and weekend support to families within their own homes and thus providing an essential safeguarding support service for children and young people that is not provided in any other way.
As part of this role you will have regular and “at point of need” supervision and support from both the Team Manager and Practice Manager. You will work with a dynamic and motivated team who are passionate about our children being the best versions of themselves and about supporting and promoting the professional development of our colleagues. The team is based in Dunstable however, flexible working is supported and encouraged. You would also have to undertake some weekend working (minimum 9 weekends in a twelve month period).
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.