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Job Reference: 56840

Family Worker – Children’s Action Team

  • BerkshireBerkshire
  • £20 - £25 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Family Worker to join the Children’s Action Team, in Reading Borough Council. The family worker will work as part of an Early Help team providing effective family support interventions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work with the whole family and partners to assess the needs within the household and acknowledge those of the extended family.
  • To deliver evidence based interventions with families including direct work with children and young people
  • To adopt a key worker/lead Professional approach in order to develop, coordinate and deliver outcome focussed plans. This will include:
  • Organising, chairing and/or attending multi-agency Team Around the Child/family meetings in order to ensure a partnership approach to engaging and supporting families.
  • Reviewing action plans and ensure these are timely and plans are SMART
  • To work with families who exhibit a range of challenges and who may resist engagement – there may be a requirement to work intensively over a period of time with some families. This will include families stepping down from CSC statutory services, via CSPoA and some joint work with CSC.
  • To apply a challenge and support approach to working with families.
  • Liaise effectively and work with universal, targeted and statutory services and partners where appropriate e.g. schools, children’s Social Care, voluntary orgs etc.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Experience: Experience working with children and families
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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