Family Intervention Key Worker (Positive Choices)
£29,269 - £33,945 per annum
23rd Jun, 2024
Job description

Post Ref: CC055

This is an exciting opportunity to join Calderdale’s Family Intervention Team, which sits within Children and Family Services.

The Family Intervention Team has a key focus on working with families that have multiple and complex needs such as families that are suffering child poverty, at risk of eviction due to anti-social behaviour, those in financial hardship as well as working with the following additional groups, families of prolific and persistent adult offenders, families involved in substance misuse and families surviving domestic violence.

The key worker will work persistently and intensively, with targeted families who face particularly complex and multiple issues, using a holistic 'think family' approach and provide support to a complex child and family workload, which includes Child Protection, Children with Disabilities, Looked after Children and Care Leavers in accordance with procedures, with the support of Children's Social Care.

They will also take a lead role with Child in Need cases where allocated.

Experienced in working with ‘hard to reach’ children and families who present challenging behaviour, using an 'outcomes focussed' approach, you should have proven assessment, analytical and reflective skills as well as experience of being a Lead Professional. You will also bring the ability to work within a framework of ‘support and challenge’.

Key workers can work in a hybrid way, currently with 2 days in an office environment, the rest of the week the workers are based from home, completing visits from their home as a base.

Most of the work within this post will be focused on working with parents post birth and supporting them with new babies following our “Positive Choices” programme of work, therefore, experience in Early Years will be beneficial.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Joanna Dunkley-Pritchard on 07901 793820

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd June 2024

Interview date: TBC

We may utilise digital interview methods.

As part of our Vision ( we aim to be a talented, resilient and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities.

On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.

Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive. We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.

For support on your application please read our Application Booklet or visit our Employment Hub.

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.


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