Do you have the skills, knowledge & experience and are passionate about working with families to support them to improve their families lives and become resilient? Can you engage effectively with a range of people including both parents, carers and young children with a range of complex needs? Do you have experience working within a multi-agency context, assessing need and working collaboratively with other partners to achieve better outcomes?
Woking Borough Council is recruiting an Outreach Worker to cover maternity leave (contract could be until June 2023) to join its Family Centre team to support families living in the borough 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 with preschool and primary school age children.
The Woking Family Centre provides innovative support to families and creates multi-agency Teams Around the Family (TAF) for holistic and targeted intervention. Our services include 1:1 outreach work as well as delivering group sessions and training courses. Our families have multiple and complex needs that include parenting, safeguarding, education, finance, employment, crime, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse, housing, health, mental health, SEND and substance misuse.
Applicants will have experience of working in a relevant field such as early years, working with parents, child or adult social care. Strong empathy and communication skills are imperative and Outreach Workers are required to quickly build trust and rapport, helping families to move forward and take responsibility to build their own resilience.
Applicants will be passionate, assertive, organised and committed to multi-agency working, with strong skills in assessment and intervention. Experience of working with on-line case management systems is preferable. We are committed to developing our staff and full, robust training and support will be provided.
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 Licence.
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.
Please see attached several documents which will provide information about the role. If however you have any questions that are not covered in these documents please email Clare Gane (Team Leader) on FamilyCentres@woking.gov.uk
Interviews will take place on 20 July.
How to Apply
Woking Borough Council values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Please apply online via the link provided.