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Resettlement Family Worker

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1294
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 42,840.00 - 46,041.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed
JOB DESCRIPTION

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Grade: PO3

Salary: £42,840- £46,041

Contract Type: Temporary - Fixed term (1yr Contract)

Working hours per week: Full time - 36 hours

Application Deadline: 26/07/24

Proposed Interview Date(s): to be confirmed

Reference:1294

About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Since 2017 Waltham Forest has pledged to support the Governments Refugee Resettlement Scheme, to accommodate and support families fleeing from worn torn countries. Resettlement Programme support Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.

We require an experienced Resettlement Case worker to support these families upon their arrival in the borough.

Working with the project Refugee and Resettlement Manager, the post holder is expected to develop a partnership approach to provide a co-ordinated and holistic package of support.

The main duties of this post will be to provide practical support to refugees who may have complex needs who are resettling within the borough of Waltham Forest. Assisting with issues such as housing, finances, physical/mental health, life skills, accessing ESOL, parenting, personal safety, legal and employment, whilst promoting independent living.

Promote effective integrated working across the children's services system: develop effective working relationships with families and communities, within Families First, within the Early Help Division, and with professional partners from a range of agencies and sectors. Carry out multi-disciplinary and co-located team working and coordinate multi-agency Family Outcomes Plans that build skills and relationships and improve outcomes for families

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in pre-arrival planning with case Manager.To provide practical support to refugees, assisting with issues around finances, health, housing, life skills, personal safety, legal, family and parenting, ESOL and employment.
  • Accept allocations of relevant families. Support registration and access to healthcare, education, bank accounts and appropriate benefits.
  • Practitioners identify, record and report risks to children, young people and vulnerable adults according to the guidelines set out in national guidance and to local safeguarding policy. Children, young people and vulnerable adults are safeguarded from risk of harm and their welfare is promoted through prevention and early help.
  • Work in partnership with whole families in their networks and communities to enable children, particularly the most disadvantaged, to have full access to educational, health and other life opportunities and overcome barriers to learning and participation.
  • The post holder will design and carry out effective whole family interventions as the Lead Professional with a caseload of families recently arrived with refugee status. Many of these families will present with multiple needs.
  • Ensure continuity and consistency in delivery intensive support including Family integration journey, Outcomes Planning and review through home visits, parenting support, chairing Team Around the Family meetings and professionals' meetings if needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

To be considered for this position, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent or vocational qualification in relevant subject or area
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

  • Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;
  • Satisfactory declaration of interest;
  • This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;
  • Satisfactory DBS check;
As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Suhir Helal at suhir.helal@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1294
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 26/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 42,840.00 - 46,041.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed