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Family Support Workers – Children’s Social Care

Social Care

Childrens' Services

Trafford Council

Family Support Workers – Children’s Social Care
Employer - Trafford Council
Address – Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH
Salary - £19,171 - £21,166 per annum
Salary Grade - Band 3
Job category – Social Care
Job Type – Children’s Services
Working Pattern – Full Time
Working hours – 36.25hrs per week
Contract type – Fixed Term for 12mths
Closing date – 21st July 2019 at 23:59
Interview date – 6th August 2019

4x Family Support Workers (Area Teams and Permanence and Transitions)

Trafford Council is developing a new values led way of working, which is driven by our passionate staff and aims to help us deliver the seven priorities of our new corporate plan. One of these priorities is children and young people and we want them to have a fair start in life. To help us achieve this priority our Children’s Social Care Service is moving forward! We have a journey ahead of us, and we want you to be part of our journey.

As a Family Support Worker, you will be expected to assist Social Workers and Families by providing practical assistance to families in need of support in the community. The interventions you are required to complete will be identified through the social work assessment and may include aspects of transporting children to and from school, life story work, supporting families in crisis with advice and practical support and by developing practical, budgetary and parenting skills with families where necessary. This may involve lifting and carrying duties.

A Restorative approach to working with parents and children to develop positive behaviours and build confidence and self-sufficiency to resolve difficulties and sustain positive changes should be the focus of your role at all times.

The role requires a flexible and organised person with experience of working with children. You will need to be a confident communicator and have a strong ability to form positive relationships, be organised and non-judgemental. A suitable level of literacy, numeracy and IT skills are required as to is being a car driver and owner of a suitable vehicle.

We have a strong recruitment and retention record here in Trafford Children’s Social Care with fantastic workforce development opportunities for staff. Our EPIC values are really important to us – they are Empowering, People centred, Inclusive and Collaborative and they are a cornerstone for how we work with our partners and residents to help us achieve our vision to make Trafford a better place for everyone. If you share our values and have the same passion to make children and young people’s lives better then we want to hear from you.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff health and wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including health and wellbeing events, mindfulness, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

o Benefits
o Pension
o Home Technology Scheme
o Car Lease Scheme
o Cycle to Work scheme
o Simply Healthcare
o Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'

Trafford the place - Trafford continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live in Greater Manchester.

Trafford has some of the best schools in the country; it also has excellent transport links and is globally recognised for its, sport, culture and leisure interests.

If you would like to discuss these roles further please contact Kim Burns – Team Leader on 07973970097

Role Profile.pdf

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

21st Jul 2019

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