Are you passionate about making a difference and supporting families that need help? Can you engage effectively with a range of people? Do you have experience working within a multi-agency context, assessing need and bringing people together? Do you hold a social work qualification with active HCPC registration?
Woking Borough Council is recruiting a Family Coordinator to join its diverse team in supporting whole families who have multiple and complex needs. We are looking for a highly skilled, dynamic and committed staff member to join our team and work effectively and meaningfully with families in Woking.
The Woking Family Support Team provides innovative support to families and creates multi-agency Teams Around the Family (TAF) for holistic and targeted intervention. Our families have multiple and complex needs that include parenting, safeguarding, education, finance, employment, crime, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, housing, health, mental health and substance misuse.
Applicants will have experience of working in a relevant field such as child social care, community policing, probation, health, education, housing, youth work or work with parents and will have current HCPC registration as a qualified social worker. Strong empathy and communication skills are imperative and Family Coordinators are required to quickly build trust and rapport, helping families to move productively forward. Applicants will be passionate, assertive, organised and committed to multi-agency working, with strong skills in assessment and intervention.
The Family Support Team holds cases assessed as Level 3 need (Targeted Help) as per the new Surrey Family Resilience Framework. You will therefore not hold statutory social work cases but promote best practice in the team and also mentor and support social work students who are placed in the team as part of their training.
As this job involves contact with vulnerable groups including children, successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Assistance will be given by the Council and further details will be in the job application pack.
Woking Borough Council take a robust approach to thoroughly checking anyone who has applied to work with vulnerable groups including children.
It is also a requirement for this role that applicants hold a valid full UK Driving License and have access to a suitable vehicle.
The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to take 2 flexi days a month, membership of the local government pension scheme, discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Adam Thomas (Team Manager) Tues-Fri on 07854 686254.
Closing date is Sunday 22nd September and interviews will be held on Monday 30th September 2019.