Keyworker / Social Worker / Caseworker - Stronger Families

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Location
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Salary
Up to £22021 per annum
Posted
26 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Aug 2019
Ref
SMLE-06
Contact
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Title: Stronger Families Keyworker (2 positions)

Location: Shipley/Keighley

Salary: £22,021 per annum dependant on experience

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent (37 hours per week)

Closing Date: 12 noon 23rd August 2019

Interview Date: 29th August 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Stronger Families team in Bradford as a Key Worker, working with participants involved with the programme.

The Stronger Families programme is part of Building Better Opportunities, funded by The Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

The programme is delivered in Bradford and Leeds, in partnership with Leeds City Council and third sector delivery partners, to support families to overcome the barriers preventing access to education, training, employment and skills building.

The Role:

  • To have a caseload of approximately 12 families at any one time whilst also providing light touch support to those exiting the programme
  • To conduct an initial assessment with all referred clients and their families to assess their appropriateness and eligibility for the programme and identify barriers to education, employment and training
  • To develop co-produced action plans that are centred around each individual's unique situation including the whole family
  • Support full engagement in the programme and ensure a planned and robust exit plan so outcomes can be sustained
  • Offer face to face support (and via other communication methods as appropriate) to take outcome focused practical steps to achieve positive outcomes for families in line with the outcomes of the programme
  • Ensure seamless support of referrals to specialist provision and maximise the use of existing provision to avoid duplication
  • Attend and contribute or lead on existing multi- agency meetings in their area to ensure links to existing models for co-ordinating support to vulnerable families
  • Fully utilise local knowledge and networks to ensure widespread promotion and take up of the programme
  • Where appropriate, undertake joint visits with someone the participant already knows to help break down barriers to engagement
  • Provide genuine engagement that focuses on strengths and solution focused approaches
  • Adopt assertive outreach approaches to ensure full engagement and improving outcomes for participants
  • Have an understanding of the communities they support, including religious and cultural needs and wherever possible be reflective of these communities
  • Be the dedicated operational link for key organisations outside the delivery partnership e. food banks, drug and alcohol support services or housing providers. To develop positive working links and knowledge of these services and promote this knowledge across the partnership
  • Be skilled in recognising and addressing barriers to progression to work and have experience in this area of work
  • Ensuring the timely, accurate and compliant completion of paperwork and meeting targets

The Candidate:

  • Relevant qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance, Social Care, Family support or Youth and Community or equivalent qualification
  • Substantial experience of working with adults in families with multiple needs / employment needs
  • Experience of working towards achieving individual and team objectives, targets and KPIs
  • Experience of identifying support needs and barriers affecting families and develop a plan of action to offer suitable interventions and progression routes
  • Current driving licence and access to a vehicle with business use insurance
  • Knowledge and experience of job search, interview skills, CV writing, employability skills, welfare and financial support
  • Excellent computer skills (IT skills) and the ability to complete data collection systems - paper and database systems
  • An understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by families affected by employment issues
  • Knowledge of the Equality act and Equal opportunities legislation
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Data Protection Act/GDPR
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to adapt communication to suit the audience, e. families, referring organisations commissioners or other staff working on the programme
  • Effective time management and organisational skills and the ability to manage competing work demands
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with other agencies and networking and sharing good practice
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with children and families
  • Able and willing to undertake training and development as agreed
  • Self-motivated with a pro-active 'can-do' attitude

To apply for this role please click the APPLY button and further information will be sent to your email.

IMPORTANT: Please read this information carefully.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Youth Crime Social Worker, Youth Crime Key Worker, Senior Outreach Worker, Charity Support Worker, Youth Crime Outreach Worker, Youth Crime Caseworker, Outreach Support Worker, Youth Crime Support Worker, Social Worker, Support Assistant, Charity Outreach Support Worker will also be considered for this role.

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