How you'll make a difference

You will be working within the Children, Adults and Health Department and as a support worker you’ll make a difference by helping to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families within our Children's Centre on Cranleigh Court Road, Yate.
What will you be doing?   
  • You will carry out whole family assessments and support families to implement changes in their lives using a strength based approach and contribute to social care plans.  
  • You will spend time providing advice, support and guidance to families either through group work or one to one outreach sessions. 
  • Daily you’ll liaise and work with external contacts such as health agencies, social care and the voluntary sector ensuring that communication is effective so knowledge and best practice is shared. 
  • You will facilitate a range of groups to support families with children aged 5 and under, with colleagues or in partnership with other agencies. 
  • You’ll be required to maintain confidential reports and case notes, record care plans and risk assessments in accordance with professional and Council guidelines. 

What we need from you

  • You will be qualified at NVQ3 or equivalent in early year’s provision, or working towards and appropriate qualification related to the provision of services to children and young people. 
  • You have significant experience working in a similar area, with children or families requiring additional support. 
  • The knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practices; processes and procedures, support mechanisms and specialist equipment. 
  • You’ll have good communication, relationship building and report writing skills. 
  • The ability to carry out risk assessments. 
  • You must have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use. 
  • You will be required to travel widely within the authority so you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car or have access to appropriate means of travel.
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.  

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.  
We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here. 
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of.
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life.
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  

We’re making a difference, be part of it! 
This role is an LTC – Limited Term Contract ending 28.02.2025
For more information, please contact Jane Maude, Practice Manager via email [email protected].
Interviews will take place Thursday 04.07.2024

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