Job Description

Support staff to help provide supervision of a new born baby with his mother

The post holder will operate from a locality based Early Help & Family Engagement Team and will have the skills and experience to work with children and their families with additional needs that may be either within a statutory arena (i.e. co-worked with Children’s Social Care) or without coordinated support are at risk of escalation into high level statutory services. The potholder will have experience in holding a caseload of children and families and able to effect positive change with the family to reduce risk and need.

Key Duties/Areas of Responsibility

1. Management of a caseload of children and families using engagement, assessment and planning skills to understand need and ascertain the right level of support required with the family.

2. To employ evidence based approaches such as Restorative Practice and Signs of Safety Rotherham Family Approach) and co-facilitation of evidence based parenting programmes to support children and families in a range of environments (e.g. home, school, community, residential placements.)

3. To carry out detailed and comprehensive Early Help Assessments and multi-agency plans created with the child and family that lead to positive, long terms sustainable change.

4. To coordinate and chair Team Around the Family Meetings and attend other relevant forums that support children and families. This includes being a proactive, ‘can-do’ professional that holds the child and family needs at the heart of practice.

5. To make use of IT, chronology, genogram and recording keeping skills, ensuring that records for children and families are thorough, accurate and stored safely, proportionately and legally; this includes the accurate writing up of contacts within 24 hours of the contact taking place, or sooner where possible.

6. To employ effective skills in case coordination to ensure that vulnerable children and families have their needs met and that non-delivery by agencies is challenged and/or escalated to senior colleagues appropriately.

7. To inform effective supervision through appropriate preparation and reflective skills.

8. To create and maintain strong multi agency partnerships that promotes effective joint working and appropriate step up and step down arrangements for families.

9. Undertake professional development and training in order to continually develop practice and embed reflective skills on a daily basis.

Contribute to data collection to highlight the impact of Early Help intervention for children and families.

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**