Family Service Worker [Crewe] #5129695

Family support workers within the Cared for Children team, the role will be to support complex cases in relation to children placed at home subject to care orders to progress parenting skills, action planning and provide direct support. Supporting children within care settings with direct work to carers, the children around wishes and feelings, life story and supporting complex behaviour. Supporting contact and assessments within the service. NVW Level 3 required as a minimum!

JOB TITLE: Family Service Worker


REPORTS TO: Family Service Manager

JOB PURPOSE To work in partnership to deliver a range of evidence based programmes which ensure families receive effective preventative services.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1 Work in partnership across Children’s Services and with other agencies to deliver a suite of programmes that are targeted and co-ordinated. 2 Enable families to receive appropriate and timely interventions across the 0-19 age continuum at a time and place that makes sense to these families by planning delivering and reviewing interventions as appropriate. 3 Deliver a comprehensive range of evidence based programmes, making appropriate use of supervision and training to develop skills and knowledge. 4 Collect relevant data to ensure performance management systems facilitate a needs led approach. 5 Identify and support children and families experiencing difficulties at an early stage, assisting in the monitoring and evaluation of services to ensure that they are meeting the needs of individuals and families enabling service delivery that encourages empowerment. 6 Actively seek and act upon the views of service users. 7 Undertake holistic assessments of family situations using the relevant assessment tools and plan, deliver and review individual programmes of support; ensuring that ‘vulnerable’ children and young people, especially those families who are harder to reach, are prioritised in terms of receipt of services. 8 Maintain effective record systems to enable the preparation of necessary reports as requested. 9 Understand and comply with statutory requirements, departmental policies, equal opportunities and other regulations and procedures. 10 Escalate and seek advice on any issues relating to safeguarding

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