Child & Family Worker

Job Type:
Contract
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Coventry
Salary:
£21,589 to £26,999 per annum
Salary Description:
£21589 - £26999
Posted:
07/05/2020
Recruiter:
Coventry City Council
Job Ref:
coventrycc/TP/186/335

Children’s Services is a service area within Coventry City Council that supports children and families across the city. 

The vision and commitment of Children’s Services ensures that a high quality and child centred service is provided, ensuring the right help at the right time and engaging with partners.  

Children’s Services is committed to outcome-driven and impactful interventions and measures success by the outcome for children and families.  

The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of Coventry and its population and understands the need for a reflective and flexible service with a strong Early Help offer to provide early and targeted intervention so that families can access the support they need from a variety of partners and agencies.  

A successful recruitment and retention strategy has resulted in a committed and stable workforce who are dedicated to delivering excellent services to children and young people in Coventry.  

It is a great time to join our diverse workforce within Children’s Services, with great opportunities to develop your learning, ongoing training to improve practice, a clear way to progress through our progression pathway, and an engaging team that recognises success and values staff.  
What is the job role?An opportunity has arisen for a Children and Families Worker in Coventry.

We are looking to recruit a worker who has experience of working with Children and Families who are in crisis to help them overcome their difficulties and mobilise their resources to try and overcome future problems.  

You will believe in providing a high-quality service that ensures that the child is at the heart of everything we do. You will need to have a positive attitude and the ability to work in a solution focussed way with families.

The position is located within a busy area social work protection team.

We’re on a journey to do better for Coventry’s children, and we’re committed to doing things differently and have re-structured our services to make sure that children are at the heart of our decision-making and receive good outcomes. 

We’re clear on where we’re going – and how every single worker can put Children first. We've worked to build a stronger support network - and, with a new management structure and inspirational leadership, are working to make it even stronger with our strategic plan ‘Getting to Good’. 

This position is 18.5 hours per week and is fixed-term for 6 months.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
 
Who are we looking for?You will work in a multi-agency team responding to referrals and gathering information to enable threshold decisions to be made regarding the support a child/family requires.

To be suitable for this role you must have:


An understanding of child and young people’s development
Knowledge of Common Assessment Framework and associated processes
Knowledge of Lead Professional role
Knowledge of current Child Protection Procedures
Knowledge of family support approaches
Be able to carry out initial assessments
Experience of intervention work with children & young people
Experience of intervention work with parents and carers
NVQ 3 (or equivalent) in child care or relevant experience in working with children and families.


For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

 
Introduction to Coventry City CouncilCoventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a Council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;


Flexible working arrangements
Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
Pay progression through multiple increments
Outstanding local government pension scheme
Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
Vibrant employee networks 

Contact Details:
Coventry City Council
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Resourcing Team (SD)
Email:

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