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We are seeking to recruit four Family Intervention Workers to the team. The post will be 37 hrs per week and the worker will be required to work on a flexible basis (including early mornings, evenings, and weekends The team takes a ‘Think Family’ approach to support families where crime, anti-social behaviour, school attendance, domestic violence, substance misuse, and poor parenting are common problems. Family Intervention Workers offer intensive, practical support to families, and will address their underlying support needs and enable them to access appropriate services and opportunities.
The focus of this role is to work in partnership with families and other agencies to identify and address the often complex issues that families face and reduce the risk of issues and problems escalating. You will provide and co-ordinate intensive and structured support and direct intervention to families to help them address and change their behaviour on an outreach basis.
The work is sometimes emotionally demanding, often stressful, and always rewarding. Flexible, positive and willing to learn, you'll be capable of communicating with people from all walks of life in a wide range of situations, remaining calm in a crisis and adapting to constantly changing situations and priorities.
To be successful in this role, experience of providing services to children and/or families with complex needs is essential, along with good record-keeping skills, the ability to construct coherent reports and contribute to and complete assessments as required. Strong mediation/negotiation skills and the ability to work in an inclusive and non-discriminatory manner is a must, as is working effectively with other professionals and organisations.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
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