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Family Support Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04060
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 11:46 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/12/2022, 11:46 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, Permanent
  • Salary: £25409 - £27852 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: £25,409 - £27,852
Working Pattern
: Full Time (37 hours)
Contract Length
: Permanent
Location:
Horsham, Hybrid

Closing Date: 07/12/2022

We are looking for someone with experience of working with children, young people and/or families, who has emotional resilience and a passion for supporting a diverse range people in our communities.

Key to this role is delivering direct work and interventions through our Whole Family Approach process tailored around a range of issues that children, young people, and their families may experience. Through this way of working, you will help to keep children safe whilst supporting and sustaining positive change for them and their families.

You will need strong skills in partnership working to develop and maintain effective relationships with parents, families, and partners such as Education, Health, Police and Children's Social Care, to achieve positive outcomes for all children and young people.

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Works effectively with families in crisis, managing own and others anxieties and working within the boundaries of the role
  • Manage casework effectively with children/young people and their families, establishing needs, setting objectives and reviewing progress
  • Engage and work creatively in partnership with children/young people and their families, in order to effect positive and lasting change
  • Work in an empowering way with families, focusing on their collective strengths and resources; e.g. using a Solution focused approach
  • Reflect on own practice and to learn from experience. To take responsibility for own performance and to be proactive in relation to own work and professional development
  • Analyse and interpret complex information and prioritise needs in order to make recommendations/decisions which will have a positive outcome

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • NVQ level 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification, demonstrating that level of ability in working with children/young people and families or relevant experience. Relevant organisational knowledge of systems, procedures and policies associated with operating a client focused service
  • Experience of working with children/young people and their families in a crisis situation and using a range of direct work interventions
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency context, demonstrating an awareness of differing roles and responsibilities and effective methods of collaboration
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development and age-appropriate behaviour relevant to the Early Help service
  • Understanding of current childcare legislation and policy
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Valid and full driving licence

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 CAFHE04060

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

To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV.

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.

WSCC 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.

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04060
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 11:46 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 07/12/2022, 11:46 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, Permanent
  • Salary: £25409 - £27852 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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