Family Support Worker Job at Lancashire County Council – in Fylde
The Early Help Service sits within Education and Skills as part of the Education and Children’s Services Directorate.
The redesign of the Early Help Service, reflects the priorities for Education and Skills to support the vision for the Directorate. Specifically, these are:
- To strengthen the focus on outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families by adopting a needs led approach.
- To adopt a warranted variation approach that is determined by the specific nature of demand within a locality.
- To support a joined up approach across, Inclusion, Education and the CFW service by adopting a locality based model.
- To align the CFW service offer with educational provision at a locality basis recognising that most children access childcare and go to school.
The Early Help Service enables children and families to access appropriate support as early as possible, to help them maintain their quality of life, prevent any problems getting worse and reduce the demand for specialist support services.
As case holders, Family Support Workers will undertake appropriate assessment of the needs of their allocated client group in line with agreed Early Help Assessment Framework processes and progress appropriate responses in line with ‘team around the family’ methodology.
Family Support Workers will undertake a lead professional role where appropriate in cases which require multi-agency support for families/individuals and will develop and deliver smart action plans designed to address identified needs and use agreed tools to measure the progress made by families/individuals towards substantial and sustained change e.g. Radars.
They will carry a caseload of children and young people in families with unmet needs up to the thresholds for statutory services, with more focus on intensive support (Level 3). As case holders, they will undertake appropriate assessment of the needs of their allocated client group in line with agreed assessment processes and progress appropriate planned responses.
Family Support Workers will record their work fully and appropriately within agreed systems.
Family Support Workers will undertake the ‘Lead Professional’ role where appropriate in cases which require multi-agency support for families/individuals. They will develop and deliver smart action plans designed to address identified needs and use agreed tools to measure the progress made by families/individuals.
Family Support Workers will be line managed by the appropriate Senior Family Support Workers. Family Support Workers will normally work 37hrs per week. Some involvement in early morning or evening and weekend delivery sessions may be required to meet the needs of families.
Qualification Details: Minimum Level 3 or above professional and/or relevant academic qualification in Childcare, Social Care, Family Support, Youth Work, Advice & Guidance and vocational experience in a relevant operational field
The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a ‘disclosure’. Further information can be found on the ‘Our Recruitment Process’ tab.
We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.
We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.
Minimum Salary: 21748
Maximum Salary: 25481
Pay Basis: Yearly
Schedule Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2021
Company: Lancashire County Council –
Company Location: Fylde