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Families First Support Worker (maternity cover)

Blaina Integrated Children’s Service Centre
Grade 6 (£25,463 - £29,055 per annum)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Fixed Term until 31 March 2019
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Job Summary

Families First is looking to recruit an experienced and dedicated Support Worker who will be responsible for the identification and assessment of need, the delivery of interventions and the engagement of vulnerable families within Blaenau Gwent.

The successful candidate will coordinate and deliver bespoke early intervention packages of support to enable families to become confident, nurturing, resilient and safe.

This post is an internal advertisement, open to Permanent and Fixed Term employees of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.  Temporary employees are eligible to apply providing they have 24 months continuous employment with the Authority.

This post is also available as a secondment opportunity. Before applying for this secondment opportunity, candidates should seek approval to be released from their current post by their Line Manager.


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The Social Services Directorate – Children’s Services are looking to recruit a multi skilled professional to work with families in need of support. You will deliver a comprehensive parenting support programme to meet individual needs and increase positive outcomes, undertake family assessments and chair meetings to develop Family Support Plans.

You will be able to communicate effectively with children and young people, be flexible in your working hours to meet the needs of children and their families, and undertake any other duties appropriate to the grade and role.

The role requires a relevant Level 3 or above professional qualification in Social Care, and Level 1 & 2 in Safeguarding along with proven experience of working with children in a community setting.

Experience of working with other agencies, undertaking assessments and delivering interventions, with a good understanding of child development and sound working knowledge of legislation, guidance and standards related to children’s support services is essential.

The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The postholder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Closing Date                        Thursday 27 September 2018 - 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date                     TBC

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