8 Jun 2017

Targeted Family Support Worker

POSITIVE EMPLOYMENT – Posted by Hyacinth BonaparteLondon, England, United Kingdom

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Job Description


This post has the following main duties and responsibilities:

Work with colleagues across universal, targeted and specialist services to identify and track young people and families in need of targeted support
Undertake accurate assessments using agreed assessment tools, with young people and their families.
Jointly develop early help assessments and outcome focused support plans with families and other professionals, which identify individual needs of all family members and family dynamics.
Deliver a range of planned and solution focused interventions that compliment and support the CIN or CP plan with regular review and evaluation of progress.
Support the development of whole family, multi-agency support plans which respond to the needs of families (and individual family members), providing tailored, timely and sequenced interventions how and where they are needed.
Working with families

Plan and deliver needs-led structured interventions in partnership with other colleagues and agencies that build on strengths and address the risk factors young people and families present.
Act as a dedicated key worker model for young people and families – working with all family members and other professionals to develop, coordinate and deliver whole family support plans, including regular reviews of progress.
Deliver 1:1, and structured group work in a range of community based settings.
Deliver family support work and evidence based interventions with children, young people and families through group work and one-to-one support, and ensure timely access to interventions provided by other agencies.
Empower young people and families to access services by providing support with calls and referral forms, accompanying to service appointments, and advocating on behalf of families where appropriate.
Work persistently to empower, challenge and support young people and families to achieve goals, providing practical ‘hands on’ support, and building families’ resilience.
Model effective maintenance of household and family environments by helping to carry out practical tasks when needed.
Work in partnership with young people, parents and families to: increase their confidence and capacity in parenting; encourage containing and nurturing relationships with attachment with their children; promote their children’s development; and improve safety and hygiene in the home.
Engage families in development and evaluation of services and ensure feedback and views on services delivered are captured and acted on.
Working in partnership

Work within a Team Around the Family approach taking on the role as Lead Professional as required, and lead/ challenge other professionals to deliver agreed actions towards targeted outcomes.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals, including practitioners in education, health, community safety, housing and the voluntary and community sector – to coordinate and deliver effective interventions.
Support Senior Practitioners, Team Managers and Service Manager to strengthen partnership working in localities, and embed Early Help Assessments.
Support and advise other professionals in localities to improve the quality and professionalism of support provided to families, including consistent delivery of early help services and assessments across Haringey.
Attend relevant case/ strategy/ planning meetings as required.

Able to work flexibly outside 9:00am – 5:00pm office hours including evenings and weekends when needed to meet the needs of families.
Compliance to Health & Safety at Work, Data Protection & other statutory requirements.
Commitment to the principles of equalities and to be able to carry out duties in accordance with Council Equalities Policy.
Willingness and ability to work and travel across the borough

Families, children and young people in Haringey
Practitioners, managers & staff in the Early Help & Prevention service
Other professionals working with families, children & young people in localities
Children’s centres & schools

A recognised professional qualification in the field of work with children, young people and families such as education, youth work, social care, work with parents and families to level 4 or equivalent OR

Demonstrable and substantial equivalent experience of working with vulnerable families.


Working directly with families, children and young people from diverse backgrounds to deliver improved outcomes.
Experience of working with families, children and young people with multiple and complex needs.
Key working in collaboration and partnership with a range of teams, services and agencies.
Assessing and analysing needs of children, young people and/ or families to plan support and intervention.
Understanding and implementing safeguarding and child protection identification and procedures.

Can demonstrate knowledge of the following:

Evidence based practice for children, young people and/ or families
Equality and diversity issues
Context/ issues (and support available) for families with multiple needs
Safeguarding and child protection legislation
Understanding of full range of issues facing children, young people and/ or familiesincluding:
Mental health issues
Physical health issues
Emotional well being
ASB/ crime issues
Family functioning
Domestic violence
Substance misuse
Housing issues

Job Categories: Social Care. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Child Protection, children’s social work, HCPC, Social Worker, and Sound knowledge of legislation and DfE guidance. Salary: £20,000 - £40,000.

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