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Temporary Family Support Officer
£27,344 - £29,439 a year | Temporary 31/03/2024
- Job title:
- Temporary Family Support Officer
- Children and Supporting Families
- Early Years Unit
- Closing date:
- 30/03/2023 10:00
- Job type/Hours:
- Temporary | 31/03/2024 | 37 Hour
- £27,344 - £29,439 a year
- Pay Scale:
- See Job Advertisement
LOCATION OF POST TO BE CONFIRMED – ARFON OR DWYFOR
TEMPORARY POST UP TO 31/03/2024 IN THE FIRST INSTANCE
SECONDMENTS ARE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POST
Gwynedd Council offers an attractive employment package, for more information please click on this (Information Pack
Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.
We encourage everyone who applies for a job with Gwynedd Council to submit job applications in Welsh or bilingually.
(Applications submitted in English only or Welsh only will always be treated equally, but we ask applicants to consider carefully what the linguistic requirements of the job in question is and if it would be more appropriate to submit an application in Welsh.)
For further information about this post please contact Susan Layton, Parenting Coordinator on 07827449258
Interview date to be confirmed.
Application forms and further details available from Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679076
CLOSING DATE: 10.00 AM, THURSDAY, 30/03/2023
The Council will request a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.
If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your email regularly.
A positive attitude towards service users and colleagues.
A person who has the imagination to train individuals/groups in an interesting way.
A diplomatic and welcoming personality
A calm and flexible personality.
Enterprising, confident and prepared to take reasonable risks.
Able to work with a wide range and variety of people.
Able to prioritise work and meet specific timescales.
Able to work as part of a team.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RELEVANT TRAINING
A degree / or Level 5 qualification in education, social work or health/care.
A Level 4 qualification is accepted if the candidate is willing to work towards the level 5 requirements.
And a qualification equivalent to NVQ/QCF level 3 for support workers, or willing to work towards this qualification.
Training in an evidence-based parenting programme.
Experience of working with children, young people or families within the care, education, social work or health field.
Experience of assessing and responding to various and complex needs, with focus on building on strengths and introducing change.
Experience of involving children, young people and their parents when planning, developing and delivering services.
Experience of working in multi-agency settings, and of fostering relationships.
Experience of marketing a service to a varied audience that includes professionals, children, young people and parents/carers.
Experience of implementing family support programmes or groups
Experience of providing professional advice and information to many audiences
SKILLS AND SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
The ability to work innovatively and creatively within a multi-disciplined context.
Skills in effective work planning and in reaching targets and accomplishing tasks.
Awareness of ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and the ability to use this information to develop and implement effective interventions.
Knowledge of safeguarding, childcare legislation, and Child Protection procedures.
The ability to identify parents' parenting capacity, and risk and protective factors.
Understanding of a child’s development.
The ability to identify and measure needs by using various methods.
Skilled in preparing and creating clear, concise and effective reports and documents.
Good computer skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office programmes (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Use of a car and a full current driving licence
Understanding of Health and Safety regulations
Listening and Speaking - Higher Level
Able to follow a conversation or discussion through the medium of Welsh and English on a professional level and discuss general day to day topics in the field in order to present information and express opinions. Able to give a pre-prepared presentation and respond to any comments and questions on it in Welsh or English.
Reading and Understanding - Higher Level
Able to understand standard written Welsh and English; both formal and informal. Able to gather information from various sources such as letters, reports, articles through the medium of Welsh and English in order to fulfil the post.
Writing - Higher Level
Present written information confidently by letter, more detailed and technical report formats, and respond to written requests conveying information, ideas and opinion in Welsh and English (help is available to check the work).
The attributes expected of the postholder should be noted. These should be used as assessment criteria for all candidates.
Purpose of Post.
• To ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the centre of everything we do.
• To help children, young people and their families to prosper, whilst working with an integrated and multi-agency approach to ensure that holistic and high quality services are provided to the families of Gwynedd, based on the National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents.
• To engage with parents during individual and group work activities to help them improve their parenting skills.
Responsibility for Resources. . e.g. staff, finance, equipment
Course Equipment and resources
IT equipment - Laptop and mobile phone
Main Duties .
• Plan, provide and lead on offering a range of parenting interventions and family support based on the 'Parenting in Wales - Guidelines on Engagement and Support' framework.' This will include:
1. Evidence-based Parenting Programmes.
2. Individual Support for families.
3. Informal structured Parenting Programmes
4. Informal drop-in support.
• Ensure that what matters to the family is at the centre of everything and that the response to this need is tailored in partnership with the family in a positive and constructive manner, and based upon assessment or a comprehensive family plan.
• Recognise that the parent/child is the expert on his/her life, and assist in noting what would help them, and build on their strengths and skills by using motivational skills and interviewing.
• Coordinate the provision of courses and groups by:
I. Becoming accustomed to the range of available programmes to support a family and implement a range of interventions, using the most effective and appropriate intervention according to the needs of families.
II. Coordinating referrals and waiting lists for courses/groups, and maintaining an open dialogue around this with referrers, parents and managers.
III. Identifying suitable locations and conducting risk assessments.
IV. Identifying and organising childcare provision of a high standard jointly with parents.
V. Coordinating initial and closing assessments in order to measure the distance travelled.
VI. Ensuring that safe and suitable transport is arranged for attendees.
VII. Using positive group leadership skills to ensure that courses and groups are run effectively and satisfy guidelines and rules regarding loyalty to programmes within the parenting field.
• Work as part of a multi-disciplinary integrated team and respect the skills, expertise and contributions of colleagues. To take joint responsibility for ensuring that work happens in an integrated manner.
• Collaborate with service referrers such as TAF Coordinators and Flying Start to ensure that the family support team contributes to care and support plans to ensure that the parenting provision meets the individual's requirements.
• Attend and contribute operationally to a range of meetings, events and seminars which address matters associated with development in the parenting and family support field in order to disseminate the latest information regarding current matters and mindsets.
• In collaboration with the appropriate colleagues, market the team's work, making use of social networks and Gwynedd Families Hub.
• Collaborate to establish and maintain systems to monitor the provision by measuring the impact of the programmes and ensuring effective performance management systems. Produce information and data reports in a timely and organised manner and ensure that all performance reporting requirements are satisfied.
• Be responsible for self-development.
• Ensure compliance with workplace Health and Safety regulations in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
• Operate within the Council’s equal opportunities and equality policies.
• Be responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management standards and guidelines. To ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
• Be committed to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.
• Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
• Be responsible for reporting any concern or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused.
Special Circumstances. . e.g. the need to work unsociable hours, special working arrangements etc.
37 hours a week
There will be a need to work unsociable hours occasionally
The above is only an outline of the duties of the post to provide an idea of the responsibility levels associated with the post. This job description is not comprehensively detailed and the duties of the post could change from time to time without changing its basic nature and level of responsibility.