Team: Family Services
Family: Supporting - CBG7
Salary: £22,183 - £24,491 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base Location: Leighton Buzzard Locality Children's Centre
Contract: Fixed - Fixed Term/Secondment - Maternity Cover until 31/08/2023
Closing Date: 7th August 2022
Interview Date: Week Commencing 15th August 2022
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
More about the role:
In Children's Services we aim to give every child excellent care and a promising future. By supporting families and keeping children safe we're helping to make CBC a great place to live. As a family worker, you will be critical to the success of the 0 - 12's Family Service. Find your greatness as you provide universal support, groupwork and early intervention approaches to empower families and improve outcomes.
In this important and varied role, you will be part of a team offering a welcoming and accessible service that meets and adapts to local needs. Day to day you will be working with other agencies to offer a range of drop ins, groups and programmes that support children's emotional, social, cognitive and physical needs, keeping an eye on risk to ensure they are safe. You will support families to help themselves by working with them to identify their needs, suggesting support and services, and enable them to achieve their goals.
You will have a relevant qualification, and will be a confident and resourceful worker, experienced in individual or group work with children and families. You will have good knowledge around safeguarding policy and practice and strong self organisation skills enabling you to plan, implement and evaluate activities and interventions. You will be working as part of an established Children's Centre working in the Leighton Buzzard Locality area and will need a positive and flexible attitude towards change as the team and service develop.
Join us, and you'll enjoy attractive benefits plus excellent in-house training. This includes specialist courses covering specific areas of interest. Even better, you'll find your greatness by ensuring that every child is happy, safe and well.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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