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Specialist Family Support Worker

S01 £29,424 - £31,140 p.a. pro rata

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Children Employment and Skills
S01 £29,424 - £31,140 p.a. pro rata
Fixed Term - 2 Years
Part time 25 hours per week
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Lough Road Centre, 61-71 Lough Road, Islington, N7 8RH
S01 £29,424 - £31,140 p.a. pro rata
08/05/2018 23:59

Specialist Family Support Worker


The New Positive Behaviour Service

This is your chance to join this new and exciting Positive Behaviour Service, which is part of Islington’s Disabled Children’s Family Support Team. You will be working as part of a group of specialist, professionals supporting disabled children and their families to make the changes that will make a positive difference to their lives.

The Specialist Family Support Worker Role

You will be working directly with some of the most complex and challenging disabled young people in the borough before and after school, some weekends and during school holidays. You will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas and insights gained through your direct work with individual children with the team around the child. The Specialist Family Support Worker posts will interest people who enjoy direct work with disabled children and have the ability to understand non-verbal communication, manage challenging behaviour positively and meet their care needs.

What We Are Looking For….

You will need to have significant experience of direct work with children, preferably with disabilities, challenging behaviour and an understanding of autism spectrum condition. You will need to be able to communicate and engage effectively with the child using a range of techniques, working with the family and the professional network towards shared goals. You will need to be motivated, enthusiastic, resilient, caring, understanding and child-centred.

You will be lone working at times in the family homes and in the community, which will require the ability to dynamically risk assess situations and use your initiative. You need to be well organised and able to provide structured support, intensive interaction, positive activities and developmental opportunities which build on children’s strengths. Please see the job description for a full job outline.

Job Benefits and Professional Development

In exchange for your commitment, hard work, and flexibility you will receive excellent support, including clinical supervision by a psychologist and management support to enable you to do your job effectively and safely. There will be a full programme of training in the Positive Behaviour Approach and other learning opportunities to maximise your professional development potential. You will also benefit from competitive rates of pay, annual leave and a local authority pension.

Further Enquiries

If you have read the job description and meet the essential requirements identified in the person specification please apply on line.

If you have any questions about the role, please call Kevin Pender (Team Manager), Alex Littlefield (Deputy Team Manager) on 0207 527 2095 for an informal discussion about these roles.

Closing date: Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 23:59

Interview and test date: Week commencing Monday 14 May 2018

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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