Family Keyworkers

Job Description

1x permanent full-time position - 37 hours per week
3x 18 month temporary/fixed-term positions, based in North, East South. 

We currently have exciting opportunities for Family key workers to join our support and safeguarding service in

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The support and safeguarding service work with some of our most vulnerable children in Wiltshire, including children in need, children in need of protection, children who are the subject of family proceedings and a proportion of our looked after children.

We are building on the considerable progress already made across our services helping to re-define young futures by providing support at the earliest opportunity by working together with our partners in a coherent and structured way. Families and children will receive a high quality, efficient and effective social work service which results in them being more resilient and will say that you made a positive difference to their lives.

About the role

As a family keyworker, you will establish strong relationships with children, young people, parents and carers to enable a thorough understanding of barriers to them achieving positive outcomes and, using appropriate intervention techniques and direct work, develop their resilience, strengthen family relationships and prevent the need for more intensive or specialist services.

You will manage your own caseload of support cases, from assessment, through to planning and interventions and co-ordinating a multi-agency response. You will also support cases open to social workers with direct interventions with children and parents as required.

About you

You will be educated to an NVQ Level 4 or equivalent and have a strong understanding of child protection policies and procedures and the importance of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Proven experience of working with vulnerable children, with thorough knowledge and understanding of child development and a commitment to improving outcomes for children and families is essential.

Interviews will be held on the 10th and 11th August 2021.

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App

Find out more and apply

For specific information about this job, please contact Pier Pritchard, Service Manager SASS North & East. Email: Pier.Pritchard@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 01722 438142 Ext 58142.

Please download and read the role description carefully before you make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

 The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

 This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

Our Identity

All candidates are assessed against the councils EPIC Values and EPIC culture (available below). Half of all questions during the interview will be based around these. 

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