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Family Keyworker

Employer: London Borough of Bexley

  • Reference: ECS0000100
  • Published on: Wed 30/08/2017 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 30/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £27,600 - £32,469 plus essential car user allowance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Erith

Family Keyworker

Management Grouping: Children’s Services

Team: Family Wellbeing

Location: Erith Youth and Family Centre and children and family centres

Salary: £27,600 - £32,469 plus essential car user allowance

Contract: Permanent/36 hours

Closing Date: 01.10.2017

The Role:

The post holder will deliver an intensive, targeted, high quality whole-family service for Bexley families who are identified as having children and young people who are at risk of poor outcomes and/or at risk of escalating to high need statutory services.

This specialist role forms part of the Family Wellbeing Service. The post holder will need to be experienced in supporting families displaying challenging behaviour to bring about positive change for them and have experience of multi-agency working to support families. This generic role requires the post holder to have transferable skills and to work flexibly across a range of specialisms e.g. parental domestic violence, parental mental health, parental substance mis-use and children at risk of school exclusion. The role requires a dedicated and specialist worker who works alongside families providing both practical support and advice. Families engaged within the service will range from high complex need through to low need.

Through the process of completing a comprehensive assessment of need, the worker will help families to make their own decisions about the changes they need to make, work with families to develop a SMART family support plan and then support the implementation of this plan. By working in a family centred and holistic way staff will ensure improved outcomes and life chances for children and families of London Borough of Bexley (LBB).

The post holder will be required to deliver input and training in specific areas of specialist work to colleagues and other professionals in support of the objectives of the service.

No direct supervisory responsibility however, there may be requirement to assist in induction and training of peers and new employees.

What we offer

  • Relocation Package up to £8,000
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

The Family Wellbeing Service are based in Erith Youth and Family centre and community locations across the borough to help strengthen partnership working and bring about good outcomes for children and families.

Your Application:

  • Closing Date for your application: 01/10/2017
  • Please visit https://jobs.bexley.gov.uk/wrlive to find out more and apply. CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
  • Anticipated Interview date: week commencing 09/10/2017

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

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Equal Opportunities

Bexley Council is committed to a policy of equality and diversity for all staff regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor. Our Diversity Policy demonstrates a commitment to all job applicants. Our aims are to:

• promote equality of opportunity
• eliminate unlawful discrimination, and
• promote good relations between people from different backgrounds

We are committed to ensuring that employees who have a disability are given every possible assistance in the workplace, and have achieved the ‘Positive about Disabled People’ award, which gives all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification the opportunity to be interviewed.

How To Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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