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Family Assessment Worker, Contact and Parenting Assessment Service
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/20/133746
  • Published: Fri 18/09/2020, 13:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/10/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,903 - £27,041
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Family Assessment Worker, Contact and Parenting Assessment Service

Agile working but a main base will be allocated due to covering a City-wide Service

Working with Social Workers and other professionals, you will promote the welfare of Birmingham’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families; through the delivery of high-quality services.

You will play a key role in assisting and promoting the welfare of Birmingham’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families, working with social workers and other professionals by undertaking comprehensive Community Based Parenting Assessments.

The Assessment process is undertaken by working in partnership with parents to build on their strengths and achievements, offering guidance, support and direct input work sessions which have been tailored to the family’s needs and learning styles within their home location. 

You will use a variety resources which may include demonstration, role-play, repetition, printed material or parenting books, and other resources to implement work programmes to work directly with families and ensure parental involvement and their understanding at each stage of the Assessment, covering issues around parenting capability, relationships, environmental factors and child management.

You will collect, record and critically analyse all relevant information, monitor progress of the assessment and compile closing reports for Child Protection Conferences, Statutory Review Meetings and Court Hearings.

Effective communication is required in order to establish working relationships with families, and constructively challenge negative aspects of care practice and seek to empower parents to develop skills and find their own solutions to problems and issues and advise children and their families about help that is available to them.

Possession of a child related qualification such as NNEB, B-Tec or NVQ level 3 in childcare/early years or equivalent is essential, as well as experience of working with families, an awareness of child protection issues and an understanding of child development.  Flexible work patterns are required in order to provide a service to families between 7.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday but some weekend work may be required. 

You should be computer literate; and comfortable using a range of computer software, relaxed communicating with a variety of audiences through written, verbal or any other communication means. Flexibility is essential as you will work with your local and the wider teams; as well as being in partnership with professional agencies to achieve overall team goals.