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Family Support Worker (Early Help) OCC48591

Job details


Salary range: £27,741 – £30,451 per annum

Work location: The Leys Children and Family Centre, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Permanent         

Closing date: Sunday 29th November 2020

Interview date: Monday 7th December 2020


Criminal record check requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check; Please note that under safer recruitment requirements, references will be requested prior to interview.



Family Solutions Plus in The Leys, Oxford is looking to appoint a full time Family Support Worker within the Early Help Team



About us


The Leys Children and Family Centre Early Help team is part of the Family Solutions Plus team that is based in Leys and Cowley area. We work alongside our colleagues in the Statutory team supporting families. We strive to be a very positive, supportive, forward looking and flexible team.



About the role


You will provide timely case work support and interventions to vulnerable children (aged 0 – 18) and their families, addressing safeguarding concerns and reducing risks to children and young people who meet our threshold for service. You will also support the delivery of targeted group work programmes.



About you


You will be highly motivated, experienced in working to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, able to work under pressure and have an awareness of personal safety and risk. You will also have good organizational and communication skills, and an ability to write concise and factual records. You will be required to work flexibly and to undertake some work outside of normal working hours. You should have the ability to travel to and access a variety of premises, and safely transport children and families to venues across the county.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Person Specification


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Vicky Hatch, Children and Family Centre Manager on 07824 606710



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk




Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 


All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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