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About The Role

Job Title: Early Help Family Support Worker
Contract: Fixed-Term for 6 months
Location: Hereford
Hours: 37 hours
Salary: HC7 £29,777 - £33,945 per annum

Closing date: 30/06/2024
Interview date: 12/07/2024

The Role

The Early Help family support team is seeking to appoint a dynamic full time (37 hours) family support worker. You will work directly with vulnerable children (aged 0-18) and their families to promote their welfare and development. You will be delivering targeted support in the home using a solution focussed approach to build supportive and empowering relationships with families and reduce the need for higher level support. We work in close partnership with other agencies and professionals across Herefordshire to provide and co-ordinate a package of support that will address all the families’ needs using the supporting families’ framework. 

You will have experience of working with children and their families in a multi-agency environment and be skilled at engaging children, young people and families to deliver a wide range of interventions. We will provide you with regular supervision, training, the opportunity for progressive professional development and the chance to work with a well-established team dedicated and committed to achieving best outcomes for children in Herefordshire.

We Offer

A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:

  • Basic Salary of £29,777 - £33,945
  • Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
  • Career progression: clear pathways to progress
  • Generous Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
  • Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

About Us

Herefordshire is a beautiful, historic county located in the heart of the Marches on the border with Wales. We are one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in England with a wealth of unspoilt countryside, distinctive heritage, and lively and attractive market towns.

Our priority in Herefordshire is to keep children safe and give them a great start in life. It’s the priority for the council, our partners and for all of us who work with Children & Young People. 

How do we do this? By having dynamic, dedicated, passionate and professional staff who work in a culture that focuses on what we can achieve with children, what they can achieve themselves, and the relationship we build with families and partners to enable this. We have invested heavily in training and developing staff in our relational practice approach with our improvement partner Leeds City Council, so it's an exciting time to join Herefordshire – we believe in investing in you so you can be the best you can be!

Herefordshire has a really strong team ethos. Our teams are passionate about the work they do and the positive difference they and the teams they are in make to people’s lives. This is all underpinned by the focus and support from their managers and the council as a whole. 

We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond.

Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Come to Herefordshire and join the journey.

Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

  • Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant; and
  • Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care. 

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV and complete the supporting statement within the application form, referring to the job description & person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

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