Outreach Family Support Worker - Liverpool

Liverpool, Liverpool
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: ABTW0609A_1567785235
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-09-06
  • Location: Liverpool, Liverpool
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-05
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

I am currently have an exciting opportunity as an Outreach Family Support Worker in the Early Help team in Liverpool County Council.

Purpose of the Role

Taking whole case responsibility to provide high quality, outreach and home based Early Help support to children and families using a 'whole family' approach (level 2 and 3) Delivering targeted support to children across age ranges (0 -25*) and their families in order to prevent the need for statutory services and to ensure families access Universal services *Between ages 19-25 relates only to Adults where the SEND Code of Practice is applicable

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Act as case holders for complex cases that step down from children's social care (level 3/2). This will involve completing early help assessments, arranging Team Around the Family meetings and supporting families to improve outcomes for their children by taking on the role of the Lead Professional and associated tasks.
  • Offer support on cases that become more complex and reach level 4. Support is continued on these cases to allow a smooth transition between early help and social care.
  • Provide intensive and targeted support to vulnerable children and young people. This includes bespoke packages and programmes. This also includes supporting adolescents with complex emotional and mental health problems.
  • Assess risk and need through early help assessments on cases that step down from Careline. Where appropriate adopt the role of Lead Professional to use common processes for children and families who require more support than universal services including the Early Help Assessment Tool (EHAT), Team Around the Family (TAF) and Lead Professional (LP) role

Requirements

  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • A relevant vocational qualification at least to NVQ level 3 and post-qualifying experience in a fieldwork setting
  • Significant experience of working with young people and their families, managing risk and vulnerability in multi-racial inner city settings
  • Experience of working effectively with other professionals in order to safeguard young people, particularly those who present with risk issues and challenging behaviour such as substance misuse, anti-social behaviour, mental health and criminality
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