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Support Worker – Community Connector

Location
Anvil Court, Church Street, Abertillery, NP13 1DB
Salary
Grade 6 (£25,801- £29,636 per annum)
Contractual Status
Fixed Term
Date
Fixed term 2 years
Job Type
External

Job Summary

The overall purpose of the Community Connector role is to develop innovative strategies that enable children and families to enjoy independent lives in their communities.  The Community Connector will be providing support and advice to children and their families in order for them to enjoy more independent lives in their communities, preventing social isolation and increasing their wellbeing.  The aim of the Community Connector within the Supporting Change Team will be preventing children becoming Looked After, supporting families for whom rehabilitation has been identified as the child’s permanence plan, contribution to assessments of potential for change and rehabilitation.

 

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An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of one full time Support Worker – Community Connector in the Supporting Change Team within the Social Services Department.  This role will be designated to develop effective community links and networks and promote partnerships to create community based solutions that will:

  • Increase an individual’s ability to have choice and control over the way they receive support
  • Support empowerment through information, advice and local opportunities
  • Improve social and emotional wellbeing
  • Reduce social exclusion
  • Promote independence
  • Reduce social and emotional isolation and loneliness

You will support families where their child/ children’s needs are being met through a care and support plan.

You will be able to effectively manage a caseload, to empower and support people to use existing community based resources and facilities through face to face activities.

You may produce reports for a variety of audiences and act as an advocate in pursuit of the service users’ best interests.  You will represent Social Services in multi-disciplinary settings and comply with all relevant County Borough Policies.

Essential requirements include: 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English, a relevant Level 3 or above professional qualification in Social Care, Health, Education Early Years, Youth Work or Play work, proven experience of working with children, young people and families, proven experience of working within local communities and facilitating families and children to access local resources.  You must also be I.T. literate, possess effective negotiating and problem solving skills and have knowledge of anti-discriminatory practice.

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 post holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

 

Closing Date:                                                  23 May 2019 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date:                                               7 June 2019

Job Description Download
JD_Support_Worker_Community_Connector_NEW.pdf
Closing Date
23/05/2019

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