Senior Family Support Worker

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About the role

Do you have the experience, sensitivity and skills to support children and families with complex needs, whilst providing support to others in your team through supervision?

Do you have experience in being a Designated Safeguarding Lead?

Can you manage a busy but fulfilling caseload, providing effective advice, guidance and support?

Are you qualified to at least NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in health, social care or early years - and willing to be trained to Level 4 in Working with Parents with Complex Needs if you do not already hold that qualification? (We will provide this training if you require it!)

***Please do not delay applying since we may interview on a rolling basis.***

This role is based around Welwyn & Hatfield.

We promise you a friendly and supportive team, where your contributions will be valued!

 As well as friendly colleagues and lots of support from your manager, we offer a health cash plan contributing to medical, optician and dental costs, discounted gym membership in your local area, a 24/7 GP adviceline (including video consultations), an employee assistance programme, numerous retail discounts and life cover.

One YMCA provides a range of social housing, sports, health & wellbeing, children’s services, youth and community activities within Herts, Beds & Bucks for the benefit of local people and communities. With a turnover exceeding £15 million and over 350 staff, the YMCA is committed to making a difference in the local area through the services it delivers and the partner organisations we work with.

Family Centres are places where children under 11 years old and their families can receive seamless integrated services and information. It is also where they can access help from a range of multi-disciplinary teams of professionals. You will work in assigned Family Centre(s) providing support to the Family Support Manager in the delivery of a high quality service

The primary focus of this role is the provision of a range of engagement activities, information support and advice to families across East Hertfordshire, including working in parternhsipo with other agencies in order to ensure an integrated approach to supporting families, with a particular focus on the more vulnerable.

You are expected to have a ‘hands on’ approach to the delivery of services.

This role requires you to be qualified to Level 4 (Working with Parents with Complex Needs).  If you do not currently hold this qualification, you will need to confirm your commitment to achieve this within the 'Supporting Information' field of the application form. In this case, we will arrange the training for you, and you will need to successfully achieve the qualification.

You will need a full driving licence and suitably insured car for use during working hours.

A Enhanced DBS check is required for this role.


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Contact details

Recruitment Team
One YMCA Charter House Charter Place Watford
Hertfordshire wd172rt

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