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Families First Worker

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 05/06/2017 12:00
£24,964 pa
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
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Employment Location:
Families First Service, South Shields
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Job details 

Closing date:
5 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

£24,964 pa

We are seeking to recruit a number of Families First Workers to help implement our new service aimed at preventing young people aged 11 to 17 years old from needing to move into residential care. You will be working in a fully refurbished centre as part of a totally new service.

South Tyneside’s Families First Service provides outreach, family work and respite care to children and young people who are at risk of becoming looked after. As a Families First Worker you and your colleagues will be responsible for the delivery of direct work, interventions and practical support to children, young people and families in response to need and in line with the principles of Families First and under direction from the registered manager. The role will support the service to achieve its vision of providing support to children, young people and their families ensuring they can safely remain within their own families and communities where ever this is in their best interests.

About You:

o You have a Level 3 (formerly NVQ3) qualification in child care/children and young people or equivalent.
o You have experience of delivering a wide range of solution focused and rights based interventions, health, family based and behavioural interventions.
o You can demonstrate an ability to place the child/young person and family at the centre of all practice and decision making.
o You have experience of direct work with children and young people and their families.
o You are able to undertake shift work across evenings, weekends and bank holidays which will include sleep- in’s.
o Previous experience of working in a children’s residential setting is desirable.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

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