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Family Engagement Officer Bridgend - Bridgend job description

12 january 2018

Family Engagement Officer Bridgend

Family Engagement Officer


A Family Engagement Officer is required to join the Integrated Working and Family Support team at Bridgend County Borough Council for a contract until March 31st. This is a full time role based at the Civic Centre. Pay rate for this position is £10.71

Benefits of working for Randstad include:

- Dedicated consultant

-Local office

-Master Vendor for 10 Local Authorities. You will be informed of vacancies before other agencies candidates.

Main Purpose of role:

To identify and support Families First children, young people and their families and engage them in the learning process. Providing a responsive, flexible and bespoke support which will mitigate the effects of child poverty on educational attainment and maximise the chances of families reaching their full potential.

Duties and responsibilities:

* Carry out early intervention / preventative work with 'harder-to-reach' families identified via completing a holistic family assessment (JAFF)

* Provide timely advice and support to parents/carers (including home visits) to ensure families fully engage with schools and support their children to learn and achieve. This will involve close liaison between home, school, internal departments and external agencies.

* Ensure that parents / carers acquire skills and strategies to support their children to achieve their full potential.

* Liaise closely with professionals and multi-agencies to facilitate integrated working and improve long-term outcomes for children, young people and their families.
* Develop and implement a family engagement & learning programme including parent forums / support groups and ensure that Families First eligible families access these opportunities. This might include cooking, physical exercise, activities to improve literacy / numeracy etc. hence promoting a positive experience between home and school
* Prevent relapse and disengagement through monitoring, regular reviews and appropriate action implemented, as and when necessary
* Ensure that all activities undertaken are monitored /evaluated to meet grant funding requirements / performance measures
* Develop innovative bespoke interventions in order to engage with hard to reach families.
* Contribute to service and team development through team meetings, practice forum and other organisational events

Randstad Care is the UK's largest Health & Social Care specialist recruitment provider. With more than 60 years' experience helping Social Workers find their ideal roles, Randstad Care is ideally positioned to help candidates find their perfect job. If you are interested in applying for this role please submit an up-to-date CV or call Sarah Leigh on 02920 877510

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

Job Reference:SLFamEngagementOff
Position Type:Contract
Market Sector:Health & Social Care, Practitioner & Technician
Duration:2 months
Working Hours:Full-Time
Location:Bridgend, Bridgend
Salary:£11 - £11 per hour
Contact:Sarah Leigh, Randstad Care, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Phone:02920 877510
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