Surrey County Council
The starting salary for these positions is £38,746 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
In Surrey we believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and that children are best supported to grow and achieve within their own families. By working together, we are developing flexible services which are responsive to children’s and families’ needs, providing the right level of help at the right time.
We now have some fantastic opportunities to join our new Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS)!
We are proud of our commitment to families in Surrey and excited to be developing more opportunities to help and support children in local communities. We are looking for Senior Family Intervention Workers to join our four quadrant teams based across Surrey.
Our four quadrants are:
Rewards and Benefits
About the Team
The Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) provides intensive early help to whole families who have interconnecting needs.
IFFS teams work closely with social work colleagues and jointly with a broad range of local community partners, so families can receive help that is meaningful to them, and early enough to avoid the need for statutory interventions. We want to maximise these partnership opportunities and work together with families to enable better outcomes for children, as per the national Supporting Families Outcomes Framework.
We are welcoming applications from people local to Surrey and our surrounding borders with a broad range of experience to create multi-skilled teams that can engage with diverse families. Full training will be provided, so if you are interested in this type of work and are committed to supporting families locally – we would be pleased to hear from you.
About the Role
As a Senior Family Intervention Worker, you’ll play a key role in supporting your staff and collaborating with colleagues and partners within the local early help system. These include Police, Health, Education, Housing, Employment and Benefits, Leisure, Mental Health services and a wide range of local groups from the Voluntary Sector.
You will supervise our Family Intervention Workers, supporting on aspects of training, development and reflective practice. Your focus will be on ensuring that staff are well-equipped, supported and motivated. This will involve cultivating a positive team culture and promoting excellent practices. Your overarching goal will be to contribute to the establishment of a cohesive early help model; actively responding to support colleagues and using resources to empower families in accessing the help they need.
As the lead worker for a reduced caseload of families, you will maintain positive contact and effectively manage the balance of providing hands-on support and coordinating relevant partners, as per a shared family plan as part of the team around the family.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
We are holding an information session about the new Intensive Family Support Service on Tuesday 6th February 2024 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM GMT. This session is aimed at anyone who wants to find out more about the service, and/or is thinking of applying to one of our advertised roles. The session will give an over-view of the service and will have time for questions at the end. Once you have booked onto the session, you will receive a meeting invite, and a joining link for the session. You can book onto the session by visiting this job advert on the Surrey County Council job’s website.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 18th February with in-person interviews planned for w/c 26th February 2024.