Edge of Care Family Intervention Worker

Excellent employee benefits and great training

Edge of Care Family Intervention Worker

Location: Swindon

Hours: 37 Per week

As part of the new Adolescent Service, the Edge of Care team will work intensively with families where there is an imminent risk of the child or young person entering care. The service will also support children currently in care and their families, where there is an identified plan for the child to return home.

Your next role

The specialist team is dedicated to supporting families to stay together when it is safe and appropriate to do so. The team is made up of passionate and dedicated multi-agency practitioners who practice using a restorative, relational approach, ensuring that families are fully supported to make the changes needed to care for their children.

As an Edge of Care Family Intervention Worker, you will hold a small complex caseload of children, young people, and families alongside their allocated Social Worker.

You will be required to plan, co-ordinate and deliver targeted support for families, children, and young people; to attend multi-agency meetings such as child protection conferences and multi-agency risk panels; to contribute through your case recording to the monitoring and reporting of team performance; to service audit activity; and to the development of the service as a whole


About you

You must hold a degree or equivalent relevant experience in a field such as social work, nursing, probation, policing, youth justice, or youth work.

With a high level of knowledge and understanding of child development alongside high levels of understanding of child protection and safeguarding, you possess resilience, skills in risk management, the ability to manage your time well, and the ability to prioritize your work.

You will need to be able to demonstrate experience in engaging with resistant and hard-to-reach families, and the ability to support and manage challenging behavior in crisis and potentially volatile and demanding situations.

This post will involve Swindon wide travel, working alone, and working with families in their own homes and you will need a flexible approach to working hours which may include working some evenings and weekends.

If you believe you have the skills, experience, and enthusiasm to join the team and make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children, young people, and their families then we want to hear from you.

To apply for this post, you will need to evidence satisfactory employment references, have the Right to Work in The UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.



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