Family Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/01/2020 23:59
£21,166 - £23,826 Grade 6
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Your usual place of work will be Green Lane, Spennymoor, however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council office
Post Number:
CYPS/20/07 S046695
Number of posts:
Closing date:
26 Jan
Further Information

Children’s Social Care – Families First

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/07

Post title: Family Support Worker – full time, permanent

Salary: £21,166 - £23,826 Grade 6

Job Location: Your usual place of work will be Green Lane, Spennymoor, however you may be required to work at any Durham County Council office.

The Family Support Worker will provide practical help at the earliest opportunity to enable families to make significant and substantial changes that will impact positively upon themselves and their children.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• To build and maintain high quality and appropriate professional relationships with children, young people and their families to enable positive change to take place;
• To work with parents to enable them to identify, acknowledge and meet their own and their children’s needs, develop life skills, make and sustain effective change and reduce vulnerability
• To work within the Single Assessment Framework and ‘Team around the Family’ processes, to contribute to whole family assessments and care planning and liaise with other relevant partners as appropriate
• Be accountable for and review own practice using supervision, reflective practice and other opportunities for continuous professional development

This is an ideal internal opportunity to broaden skills and experience working within a different team.

Recent experience of working and supporting vulnerable children and families in the home and community settings is required, along with experience of delivering planned interventions using evidence-based practise lead to improved outcomes.

Essential qualifications: Level 3 qualification in a relevant children’s services field and evidence of continuous professional development.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information regarding this post please contact Sue Oliver on 03000 266802 or via e-mail at sue.oliver@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 6 & 7 February 2020.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.