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Family Support Worker

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
13/05/2021 23:59
£21,748 - £24,491 Grade 6
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
An approved team location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.
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Job details 

Closing date:
13 May

Further information

Children & Young People’s Services
Children’s Social Care
Families First

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/21/113A

Post title: Family Support Worker – full time – permanent

Salary: £21,748 - £24,491 Grade 6

Job Location: An approved team location, however you may be required to work at any DCC council office.

The Family Support Worker is required to provide practical help at the earliest opportunity to enable families to make significant and sustained changes that will impact positively upon themselves and their children.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Building and maintaining high quality and appropriate professional relationships with children, young people and their families to enable positive change to take place.
• Working with parents to enable them to identify, acknowledge and meet their own and their children’s needs, develop life skills, make and sustain effective change and reduce vulnerability.
• Working within the Single Assessment Framework and ‘Team around the Family’ processes, contributing to whole family assessments and care planning and liaising with other relevant partners as appropriate.
• Being accountable for and reviewing own practice using supervision, reflective practice and other opportunities for continuous professional development.

Essential qualifications : Level 3 qualification in a relevant Children's Services field and evidence of continuous professional development.
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The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Kelly Gill on 03000 263712 or via e-mail at Kelly.gill@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 27 May 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services Team via e-mail at NEJ@durham.gov.uk or PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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