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Family Time Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03836
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 4:05 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 07/07/2022, 4:05 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Casual Permeant
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

Salary: £20,444 to £20,852 (Pro rata for part time)
Working Pattern: Casual (37 hours)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Crawley, Worthing, Chichester

Closing date: 07/07/22

Working to ensure that supervised contact is a warm and supportive experience is at the forefront of our actions. As a team we strive to meet the expectations of the Social Workers and the Courts and provide evidence to help determine the outcome of permanency for children.

This role requires flexible working and travel to support the needs of families as this may not always fit into traditional working hours in areas in that not always easily accessible.
A good understanding of the needs of children and those looked after, and their families who access the service is also required. Working with vulnerable children and their families can be challenging at times. You will be able to manage the emotional demands that this may place on you during your work.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to attend and contribute to planning meetings.
  • Strong customer focus with the ability to provide a professional service to meet customer's needs, responding sensitively and flexibly, and maintaining
  • Ability to organise and present information clearly, concisely and accurately, both verbally and in written/electronic form, and organising and prioritising your work in a clear and logical way to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexibly across the county, including occasional evenings.
  • Ability to work professionally, to reflect on your own practice and learn from experience, taking responsibility for you own performance and being proactive in relation to your own work and professional development.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • NVQ level 3 in childcare, play work, family support or related area and/or relevant experience working with parents, carers and children.
  • A valid full driving license is preferable.
  • Experience of working with children and families.
  • Experience of working within family support, early years family centre or child
    health sector.
  • Sound and accurate IT knowledge.

Rewards and Benefits

We know that without you we would not be able to provide our services and we strive to ensure that you are rewarded and recognised for the dedication and commitment you make in this role. In addition to 24 days holiday as an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

The reference number for this role is CAFHE03836

For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact . For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .

To apply, please follow the links below to upload your CV and complete the application. In your application please outline your motivations for applying and explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role (please refer to the key skills) ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03836
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 4:05 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 07/07/2022, 4:05 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Casual Permeant
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

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