Specialist Family Support Worker – Education and Wellbeing – secondment/fixed term opportunity until 31 October 2023 due to funding
Band: 8, Salary: £32,020 – £34,722 p.a.
37 hours per week
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.
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
Are you an experienced family support practitioner with a passion for working with children and families with a range of challenges?
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.
You 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 Wellbeing and interventions relating to this subject 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.
Occasional evening and out of hours working are requirements for this position.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will hold a nationally recognised qualification such NVQ level 5 or other higher level qualification or have equivalent experience. You will have specialist knowledge in Education and Wellbeing to ensure all information is relevant and applicable to the young people and families that are being worked with and be able to demonstrate high quality in this field. In addition, you will be able to advise, guide and influence other professionals within your specialist remit through a variety of means including supervision, mentoring or training.