Widnes Locality Team have a temporary Early Help Family Worker post (HBC Grade 6) to cover staff away on fixed term basis until January 2023
We are looking for someone who is skilled and committed to working with families who have multiple and complex needs. Our service additionally provides 1:1 youth support for young people affected by alcohol & substance misuse and we aim to recruit practitioners experienced in the field of drug and alcohol prevention, reduction & intervention.
You will need to have previous experience of working with families of children aged 0-18 years who are dealing with issues such as poor adult and child mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, child exploitation, ASB, housing and financial difficulties.
The role includes that of Lead Professional for Multi Agency Assessment/Support Plans, coordinating services, implementing and reviewing action plans. You will complete direct work on a 1:1 and group basis and will work with other professionals to deliver group work and training. We utilise a nurture based approach to our practice.
The Locality service works with families as they step up and down the continuum of support from Childrens Social Care. You will manage an individual caseload and as such be able to prioritise your own workload and meet challenging deadlines. Case recording must be clear, analytical and timely. In return, you will receive regular high quality supervision and support from your supervisor and benefit from the existing knowledge and professionalism of your peers.
Further to the COVID Pandemic an ability to work remotely is essential as the successful candidate will need to work from home for periods of time, utilising PPE and social distancing to facilitate home visits and outreach visits in the community. The ability to work creatively to encourage engagement with young people and their families under COVID restrictions/self isolation is required.
For further information please contact Janice Maddison, Think Family Principal Manager on 0151 511 8388
Interviews will be held on 08.12.21
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.