At the London Borough of Havering’s Children’s Services, we pride ourselves on being an innovative organisation with a commitment to the needs of vulnerable children and young people in the borough. With a firm focus on achieving positive outcomes and reducing risk of harm at all times, we work closely with children and their families to support positive changes where necessary.
The primary purpose of this post is to key work a caseload of families and individuals within the Early Help Service and to work as part of multi-disciplinary team in delivering interventions that aim to tackle issues identified. The team will be testing out new ways of intensive work with families to ensure positive and sustainable changes are made and that appropriate interventions are offered at the right time.
The key objectives are to:
Provide tailored support and interventions based on the identified needs of the family. This could also include intensive work with those in care, on the cusp of care or stepping down from statutory services..
In partnership with families and other agencies, carry out a comprehensive assessment address identified needs and ensure sustainable long term change is achieved.
Have a good understanding on local need, available resources and to effectively engage partner agencies to ensure families achieve optimum outcomes.
Keep abreast with any changes to policies that may effect families, for example welfare reform, Troubled Families agenda etc
Diploma level of education or equivalent.
Extensive experience of working with parents.
Experience of working across organisational boundaries.
Experience of working with children and Families including complex assessments and
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary interagency basis and ability to negotiate on
Behalf of customers
Experience of working in ways which empower and encourage participation of families.
Experience of working with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Maria David on 01708 434810
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25.07.2021, however, interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 0203 373 0909
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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