Family Support Worker

Full-time
Description

Family Support Worker

Job description

Who We Are

At North East Lincolnshire Council, we have a unique ability to provide the ultimate work life balance for our employees. Situated within the award-winning costal area of Cleethorpes and the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, North East Lincolnshire Council provide the perfect location for you to Live, Work & Play.

Our Vision & Purpose

To create a stronger economy and stronger communities and improve the lives of our people.

Our Values

  • Valuing People
  • Honesty
  • Striving for Continuous Improvement
  • Openness
  • Commitment
  • Behaving with Integrity

The Teams

Within North East Lincolnshire Council we require Family Support Workers across a range of teams which includes: Assessment and Intervention team, Court and Child Protection Team, Children in Care/New Futures and the Children with Disabilities Service.

 

The Role

We are seeking talented and skilled individuals with a background in Children’s Services or similar childcare setting to work alongside our Social Workers. You will be assisting in promoting resilience within families and offer targeted interventions to reduce need and harm.

We are looking for someone who has sound direct work skills, the ability to communicate with children and use direct play to understand their world.  You will be able to undertake parenting work and support Social Workers with parenting assessments.  You should have a sound knowledge of child development and a good understanding of the impact of trauma on the child’s world and be able to offer practical and emotional strategies to overcome this.

It is important that you are a good communicator and team player and are able to work with parents/carers to build on strengths and support them to be the best parent/carer they can be.

This Family Support Worker post will be within one of the service areas outlined above and you will be part of a dedicated team with an assigned Family Support Supervisor.

Qualifications required and a longer description of the role can be found by following the attached link

 

All applicants are advised to carefully read the information provided in the Role Profile and Employee Specification and provide clear evidence to support their application paying attention to these documents.

To find out more about the service and the changes we are undergoing please take a look at our dedicated website: Home – NELC Children’s Services (childrensservicesnel.co.uk

If you require an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dawn Alaszewski Head Of Safeguarding [email protected]

Why work for NELC?

North East Lincolnshire is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Flexible Working Options – agile working, compressed hours, term time working, flexi-time, home working. All to enable a work/life balance (relevant to the role you are undertaking).
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme – saves tax and national insurance by exchanging part of your gross salary for non-cash benefits such as; Holiday Extra – to purchase additional annual leave, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme and Tusker Cars (beneficial rate car lease)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health Cash Plan – to claim cash back on a range of healthcare costs
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health & beauty and many other products and services
  • Car Parking Permit
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A minimum of 24 days holiday + 8 bank holidays per year (based on a 37 hour week)