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Closing date: 30/04/2020
37 hours / Permanent
21,589 - 23,369 *
A Family Support Worker is required to be part of the Integrated Family Support Service, working with families in Ceredigion that are in crisis, struggling to manage and this is affecting their care of the children.
The post requires a willingness to work directly with families in times of crisis in their family home, therefore personal experience, enthusiasm and the ability to communicate effectively with all could be of equal merit to qualifications. The post will work as part of a team providing both emotional and practical support to families; this will involve working in the family home often in evenings, early mornings and at the weekend. The post will be challenging but also in our experience very rewarding as you will be part of a team making real changes to families that are at breaking point.
The post is part of the ongoing transformation of services within Ceredigion Council to provide a through age service in terms of supporting the entire family using a strength based approach using the Signs of Safety model.
The post will provide support to children and parents in order to:
We are looking to recruit an individual who can evidence:
Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.
Safeguarding and child protection are key priorities for us. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We and our educational establishments acknowledge that children and young people have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.
Lifestyle savings scheme
Generous employer pension scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Learning and development
We are responsible for early help and prevention services and the protection and care of children and families. We aim to support families to bring up their children themselves and work in partnership with parents and other carers. Where the child’s best interests require Social Care to look after them, we will assist the family to keep in contact. We have responsibility for the following areas: