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Family Support Assistant

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04061
  • Published: Mon 21/11/2022, 1:27 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/12/2022, 1:27 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, Permanent
  • Salary: £22369 - £22777 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

For more information about Children's Services, please visit our Education, Children and Families page and our WSCC Health and Social Care section of our website.

Salary: £22,369 - £22,777
Work Pattern
: Full Time, Permanent (37 hours)
Location:
Haywards Heath with Hybrid working
Interview Date: Weekly shortlisting

Closing Date: 11/12/2022

You will be the co-ordinator of Early Help Plans to assess each member of the family and agree outcomes that the family and professionals around them will work towards. You will use a strengths-based approach to support and sustain positive change that improves outcomes for children and young people.

You will help to provide a safe and welcoming space for young people through the Find It Out (FIO) offer. You'll be able to speak confidently with young people, understand their needs and be able to help them access appropriate support at a time that suits them, including after school hours.

You will be a team player with a passion for engaging with parents, providing direct support and encouraging families to access to our services. You will use your initiative to organise your workload and respond to unanticipated problems for families.

You must have experience of working with families along with a good understanding of the importance of parenting skills and community development, as well as the challenges of family life.

We are looking for someone who is NVQ level 3 qualified in Childcare, Play Work, Family Support, or equivalent related area.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills across a range of audiences, with an ability to present information verbally and in writing which is clear, concise and accurate. Able to provide specialist advice and guidance whilst maintaining trust with families who may otherwise not want to engage with services they may distrust
  • Strong customer focus with the ability to work as a key contact and provide a professional service to meet customer's needs, both individually and in groups
  • Ability to respond sensitively and flexibly to diverse groups of providers and families whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to organise/prioritise work, co-ordinate a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work within recognised procedures, able to effectively organise own workload. Can use initiative to respond to unanticipated problems

Qualifications/Experience:

  • NVQ level 3 in childcare, play work, family support or related area and/or relevant experience working with parents, carers and children
  • Good knowledge of child development
  • Good understanding of the importance of parenting skills and community development with an understanding of the challenges of family life
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Experience of working with families in a community setting
  • Experience of working within the early years, family support, family centre or child health sector

Rewards and Benefits

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 CAFHE04061

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

To apply, upload your CV and Cover Letter explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV, please refer to key skills as you will be shortlisted on this.

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.

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: CAFHE04061
  • Published: Mon 21/11/2022, 1:27 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/12/2022, 1:27 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, Permanent
  • Salary: £22369 - £22777 per annum
  • 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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