Family Assessment Worker (Falcon Grove Family Assessment Centre)
Falcon Grove provides services to children in need and at risk of harm. We undertake residential and community-based parenting assessments and interventions. We work closely with our social work colleagues in the borough’s Children in Need, Referral & Assessment, and Hospital teams, as well as linking with local targeted and universal services. Much of our work is done pre-proceedings or as part of the local authority’s evidence to court. We also undertake assessments with families from other London Authorities who commission assessments with us.
You will be able to contribute to high quality assessments and should have first rate report writing skills. You will need to demonstrate ability to work in partnership with socially excluded families, a proactive and energetic approach and a commitment to bringing about best outcomes for children. You will carry out work in the centre and in families’ own homes.
You would be under the supervision of qualified social workers. You will need a relevant qualification such as NVQ; NNEB; Early Years Foundation; psychology/sociology degree; parenting programme / teaching certificate. You will need recent experience of work with children and families in a paid position, including responsibility for specific allocated tasks and/or service users.
Residential assessments are the core work, so you will need to be able to work to a varied rota which includes 8am starts and 10pm finishes, some weekend shifts, and occasional bank holidays and overnight sleep-in shifts.
For an informal discussion about these vacancies please contact Daniel De Jager (Acting Centre Manager) or Odette Milsome (Principal Social Worker) on 0207 228 0836.
Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2019
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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