Edge of Care Outreach Worker #12295313

August 3, 2022

Job Description

Are you passionate about supporting children and families? Do you want to make a difference and improve outcomes for local families?

Our Edge of Care Service are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Outreach support team. You will be allocated caseloads to support families and young people with a variety of multiple and complex needs, which includes challenging behaviour. Ensuring safeguarding procedures are understood and implemented you will work closely with Social Workers and other agencies to offer a support package to the whole family.

We work with families experiencing a range of challenges such as debt, housing issues, domestic violence, poor mental or emotional health, substance misuse, anti-social behaviour, and neglect.

We support families at an early stage to improve the life chances of children and young people.

We have a number of full time and part time positions. The hours for the role will be determined by business need at the time and will include evenings and weekends.

Key aspects of the help we provide to families includes: • Support families with children of a range of ages with complex and multiple needs.

• An assessment of needs, helping families to identify what works well and what needs to change.

• Acting as lead professional for the family, helping them to access support and work with other services to make changes.

• Parenting advice and working with the family to improve the confidence and self-esteem of children, young people and parents/carers. • Being a positive role model and advocate for the children and young people.

• Listening to the views of families and their children to provide support. Our service aims to:

• To enable young people and their families tomake informed choices about their lives by offering a flexible, responsive alternative to ‘care’, by using the least restrictive approaches.

• To provide opportunities that empower young people and their families to develop the confidence and skills needed to support an optimistic future.

• To offer all young people and their families a service where they feel safe, valued, and supported to prevent young people becoming ‘looked after’ on a permanent basis.

• To listen to, and respond to the young people’s views, opinions and struggles ensuring their individual rights are respected.

• To support families to establish/maintain positive relationships, build resilience, and assist young people and their families to remain together. • To encourage and support young people in maintaining or re-engaging with education, training, and positive activities.

What we can offer to you:

• A competitive salary • Excellent working conditions • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training • Employee Assistance Programme • Online benefits and cashback rewards • Health Care Cash Plan (level paid by the company increases with service) • Employee Referral Scheme

Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to have a full, UK driving licence and access to your own transport.