Contract Type: Temporary until March 2025
Salary: Grade F, scp 19-24 £27,852 – £31,099
Closing date: 8th February at 23:59
Interviews: 14th and 16th February
Our children’s services team is leading the way with exciting developments to further improve the lives of children and families. The Family Hubs in Blackpool bring together a range of services for children aged 0-19 (25 with SEND), including the Start for Life offer.
As a result, we want a team of Family Workers to work within our hubs to offer advice and support to families on a wide range of topics; including Start for Life (parent-infant mental health, infant feeding, home learning environment and parenting support) and other Family Hub services.
These Family Workers will also support the planning and delivery of community based universal and targeted sessions for children under 5 and their families, and in the future for older children.
We are looking for Family Workers who are experts in engaging families and other agencies to ensure that families receive the right support, in the right place and the right time. A background in Early Years would be an advantage to support the delivery of the community sessions and Start for Life offer.
This is a unique opportunity to join a supportive team who are passionate about Early Help and committed to ensuring improved outcomes for children and their families.
Are you the passionate candidate we’re looking for? You’ll need:
- A background in a Family Support role with a proven ability to work creatively with families
- Experience of working within Early Years and a sound knowledge of child development
- Ability to work in a dynamic way to respond to the needs of families in a timely manner when they approach the Family Hubs for support
- Excellent communication skills and a tenacious approach to working alongside partner agencies.
- The ability to deliver high quality practice and embrace our Blackpool Families Rock approach
- To be a reflective practitioner who embraces and promotes strengths based work.
If you’d like to join us at this exciting and innovative time, and want to make a real difference to people’s lives, apply today!
For further information and to discuss this role, please contact Sam Clark (Early Help Locality Manager) or Lynda Singleton (Service Manager – Early Help and Support Services)
Please note, this post is available for internal and external applications. Internal applications will be considered first.
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.