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Family Support Worker

Role Responsibility

2x Fixed Term Contracts – 1 Year – 37 hours per week

Do you want to be part of a growing and exciting service? We are recruiting 2X Family Support Workers into the Lifespan Pathway Service for Disabled Children and Young Adults (0-25).

You will undertake time-limited, outcomes-focused work with Disabled Children and Young People aged 0-25 and their families and support them to continue to care for their Child or Young person within the family or home. You will promote change within families and support Young People as they prepare to become adults and in their early adult life. You will work under the direction of the Provision Manager, working in conjunction with Social Workers and their Team Managers.

You will be working with Children, Young People and their families to support:

  • early intervention to develop and implement PBS strategies to manage behaviours of concern.
  • intensive work to prevent children and young people having to leave their family home
  • supporting the development of independence skills
  • time-limited outcome focused interventions

    You will need to be able to work flexibly, including some evening and weekend work, to fit in with families’ availability. You will be based at one of the Overnight Short Break Units in the West of the county and receive support and training for the role, so this will give great opportunities for your own development. 

    The bases are located in Dartford and Tonbridge, however, most work will be with families in the community or home working.

     

    This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

    This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring service.

    For further information on this role please contact Patricia Nolze via email: patricia.nolze@kent.gov.uk

Contact Details

patricia.nolze@kent.gov.uk

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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