The borough of Camden is a thriving borough for everyone to visit, live, study and work. This is a home to the UK fastest growing economy. We are the heart of some positive changes in London. We aim to make Camden Borough the best borough to work, visit and study in London.
Camden is listening to everyone, including you. We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind.
Camden Early Help focuses on family and being there when families are experiencing things that are starting to feel overwhelming. Early Help is for families with children of any age, from
0 to 19 and is a voluntary service. Every family we work with is unique. We work with families experiencing relationship breakdown or conflict, violence in the home, children showing distressed behaviour, support for first time parents, housing, rent or money worries, difficulties at school, worries about a child’s health or development, managing changes in circumstances, grief and bereavement, and mental health problems. Often, it’s a combination of many things. But whatever it is that families want to change, we are here to work with them - to help them to get to where they want to be.
The Family Support and Complex Families Teams within Early Help provide emotional and practical support to families. Our core values are to act with purpose, acceptance, curiosity, determination, compassion and empathy. We aim to build helpful relationships to create the conditions for change, empower parents to make a change in their families and in their community and for families to leave us stronger than when they found us.
We focus on prevention, early intervention and whole-family assessment, using the principles from the common assessment framework (CAF).
We have an ambitious vision for children and families in the borough in which services are developed and delivered through strong relationships between GPs, education providers, Family Workers, Job Centre Plus, primary schools, voluntary sector organisations and parents. Based on local need, services are delivered from a range of locations.
Depending on the team you are successfully recruited to, you may be based at either the main council building at 5PS or one of the community hubs across the borough, or a mix of both. Please note, some of the posts we are recruiting to are community based and staff may need to work from different venues to meet the needs of the service.
We are recruiting to the following Teams:
Families in Focus (FiF): FiF support families with children aged 4-16 years of age. We are a longer term support service working with families for up to 18 months. Alongside casework, Family Workers in FiF also run parenting programmes within the community.
First Stop Early Help (FSEH): FSEH Family Workers offer interventions to families with with the goal of establishing or convening a professional network with an identified Lead Professional or community anchor who will provide ongoing support to families when Early Help involvement ends. We will work with a family for up to 3-6 months
The Transformation Team (TT): TT Family Workers provide longer term support to children and their families, on average over 12 months.
As a Family Worker, you’ll provide support to children and families helping to improve their futures and reduce inequality.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS
You’ll be a committed and passionate professional who can complete high quality assessments and plans in partnership with children and families and deliver services tailored to the needs of children and their families. You may have a social work qualification, or other relevant qualification, or significant experience of family support work within a relevant service area. It is essential to have a good understanding of child development, with experience of using child protection and safeguarding procedures as required. You must be able to work to deadlines and deliver a responsive and flexible service to families.
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your spirit. Help us redefine how we provide support to families, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.
To view the Job Profile, please click HERE
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website
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