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Family Intervention Worker - Intensive Family Support

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: surreycc/TP/287947/230
  • Published: Fri 02/02/2024, 8:34 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/03/2024, 8:34 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £31262 - £33321 per annum + £31,262 - £33,321 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

The starting salary for these positions is £31,262 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.

In Surrey we believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and that children are best supported to grow and achieve within their own families. By working together, we are developing flexible services which are responsive to children's and families' needs, providing the right level of help at the right time.

We now have some fantastic opportunities to join our new Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS)!

We are proud of our commitment to families in Surrey and excited to be developing more opportunities to help and support children in local communities. We are looking for Family Intervention Workers to join our four quadrant teams based across Surrey.

Our four quadrants are:

South West Surrey - Office base location in Guildford
South East Surrey - Office base location in Reigate
North West - Office base location in Woking
North East - Office base location in Walton on Thames

Rewards and Benefits

  • 26 days' holiday, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
  • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
  • Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
  • Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

About the Team

The Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) provides intensive early help to whole families who have interconnecting needs.

IFFS teams work closely with social work colleagues and jointly with a broad range of local community partners including Police, Health, Education, Housing, Employment and Benefits, Leisure, Mental Health services and a wide range of local groups from the Voluntary Sector, so families can receive help that is meaningful to them, and early enough to avoid the need for statutory interventions. We want to maximise these partnership opportunities and work together with families to enable better outcomes for children, as per the national Supporting Families Outcomes Framework.

We are welcoming applications from people local to Surrey and our surrounding borders with a broad range of experience to create multi-skilled teams that can engage with diverse families. Full training will be provided, so if you are interested in this type of work and are committed to supporting families locally - we would be pleased to hear from you.

About the Role

As a Family Intervention Worker, you will work face to face within the local community to support whole families with interconnecting needs, doing what is required to support them to achieve their goals.

On a typical day you can expect to be involved in:

  • Supporting whole families through a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, using motivational interviewing skills, one-to-one meetings, visiting children in schools, families in their homes and delivering group-work
  • Coordinating key support services and professionals to form an engaged, active and effective Team Around the Family with clearly defined roles and expectations as per the family plan
  • Maintaining positive contact and effectively managing the balance of providing hands-on support and coordinating relevant partners, ensuring that families are not 'passed around' different services and that support and relationships are consistent and meaningful

The role demands a unique blend of people skills as you will need to engage effectively with diverse families and help coordinate a range of partners in a Team Around the Family. You will need to be organised, able to write accurate and timely records, and produce clear and relatable written reports for families to use to identify strengths and agree actions together.

Shortlisting Criteria

To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:

  • Understanding or awareness of legislation, procedures and issues relating to the service user group or the willingness to learn and develop this area
  • Ability to plan, manage and prioritise a caseload, seeking guidance where necessary
  • Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly as part of a team, supporting your colleagues when needed.
  • Full driving license and access to a vehicle to allow you to travel extensively around your geographical quadrant area and the wider County as required

The application process for this position will consist of 6 questions related to your experience and understanding of the role together with a request to upload your CV. Please note, you are not required to submit a personal statement.

Contact Us

Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.

We are holding an information session about the new Intensive Family Support Service on Tuesday 6th February 2024 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM GMT. This session is aimed at anyone who wants to find out more about the service, and/or is thinking of applying to one of our advertised roles. More information can be found in the original advert on the Surrey job's site.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 3rd March 2024 with in-person interviews planned for w/c 11th March 2024.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: surreycc/TP/287947/230
  • Published: Fri 02/02/2024, 8:34 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/03/2024, 8:34 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £31262 - £33321 per annum + £31,262 - £33,321 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

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