- Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
- Reference: HCC22413
- Published: Thu 09/03/2023, 16:05 PM
- Closing on: Sun 26/03/2023, 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time
- Hours: 37 hours per week
- Salary: £33,820 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £37,261
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Watford , Hertfordshire
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Senior Family Intervention Worker
Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, supporting vulnerable children and families to achieve sustainable change and having an impact on local communities? Do you have strong leadership qualities and embrace developing and supporting a frontline team?
The Intensive Families Support Team’s deliver early help support to families, utilising partnerships with key local agencies to prevent further escalation of needs and minimising intervention from statutory services.
The Senior Family Intervention Worker role includes responsibilities for managing a small caseload of families, delivering direct work, alongside line management of Family Intervention Workers and deputising for the Team Manager.
You will be responsible for supervising of staff members, ensuring the highest standards are maintained and overseeing arising safeguarding concerns. You will also lead on HR tasks such as ProbationReviews, Performance Management and Ill Health Reviews.
As an integral part of the team, you will work closely with your Team Manager and other Senior Family Intervention Workers, to ensure that the team is represented and promoted in the local community, attending multi-agency meetings and developing secure relationships with partners both internally and external to Childrens Services.
You will have exceptional IT skills, as recording and systems oversight is a large part of the role. You will enjoy auditing cases to ensure that service standards are maintained, and children and families receive an exceptional service from our teams.
This is fast-paced environment, that is high pressured and requires the individual to be able to move quickly between different priorities and respond to changes in demands from staff members and children/families. Paperwork can be considerable at times, and you’ll need to be able to work under pressure and be extremely well organised, taking a pro-active approach to your workload.
You will find that every day is different, and never boring! The role is incredibly varied and Senior Family Intervention Workers will feel that they are making a genuine impact on the lives of local families and the development of their teams.
There is a vast offer of training and development opportunities available to successful applicants and the teams pride themselves on continually adapting and responding to local needs.
You can help to support and develop a team that empowers families to establish and maintain changes to their lives that benefit them and their local communities for years to come. If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you!