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Family Worker (2 Posts)

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We Are With You

Family Worker (2 Posts) Wigan

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We are recruiting for a compassionate and approachable Family Worker, to provide information and advice to families in relation to substance misuse and its impact on the family. If you are looking for a role where you will make a tangible difference to the lives of those affected by substance misuse, we’d love to hear from you.

The postholder will work as part of an integrated network of dedicated professionals, supporting families affected by parent/carer substance misuse. As part of this role, you will offer family focussed interventions which reduce the impact of substance misuse in families, particularly on children and young people, whilst working to raise awareness of and improve access to appropriate services. It will be vital for you to develop strong and positive relationships with service users and their families, whilst managing an active caseload and ensuring continuity of care. 

 

This is an exciting new role that will lead on supporting our service users who also have contact with family services. You will take a whole family approach and offered tailored and targeted support around improving the lives of families.

You will have demonstrable experience of working in the health, social care or family setting, with the ability to connect quickly with service users and families. It is important that you are self-motivated and resilient, as well as comfortable working alone and on a one to one basis. Working knowledge of substance misuse would be advantageous but we are open to conversations with all applicants who have a passion for working with families. Above all, we are looking for someone who is empathetic and values-driven and has the drive to make real changes, using a positive and engaging approach. A full job description is available on request.

Essential Skills

Evidence of continuous professional development

Relevant OCN/NVQ/City and Guilds level 3 or equivalent or willing to achieve this within 12 months

Demonstrable experience of working in the health, social care or family setting

Successful track record of working with substance misuse service users and/or their family members

Knowledge and understanding of health and safety, including assessing high-risk situations for service users

Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Enhanced knowledge of safeguarding procedures and working with families

Ability to work effectively as a team player

Ability to work alone on an outreach basis

Resilient; ability to prioritise and work under pressure

Good written and oral communication skills

IT skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and digital media

Organised and excellent time management skills

Knowledge and understanding of group working assessment, care planning and key working

Understanding of issues affecting substance misusers and their carers

Understanding of solution focused Brief Therapy and/or Motivational Interviewing and/or Cognitive Behavioural techniques

Risk identification and management 

Able to meet We Are With You’s safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG certificate

Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required

Lone working will be required, as appropriate

Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours

Desired Skills

Previous use of parenting programmes/ techniques
Working with children and young people
Working on an outreach  basis
Experience of lone working

About Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

Essential Requirements

Evidence of continuous professional development

Relevant OCN/NVQ/City and Guilds level 3 or equivalent or willing to achieve this within 12 months

Demonstrable experience of working in the health, social care or family setting

Successful track record of working with substance misuse service users and/or their family members

Knowledge and understanding of health and safety, including assessing high-risk situations for service users

Ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Enhanced knowledge of safeguarding procedures and working with families

Ability to work effectively as a team player

Ability to work alone on an outreach basis

Resilient; ability to prioritise and work under pressure

Good written and oral communication skills

IT skills, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and digital media

Organised and excellent time management skills

Knowledge and understanding of group working assessment, care planning and key working

Understanding of issues affecting substance misusers and their carers

Understanding of solution focused Brief Therapy and/or Motivational Interviewing and/or Cognitive Behavioural techniques

Risk identification and management 

Able to meet We Are With You’s safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS/PVG certificate

Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours as required

Lone working will be required, as appropriate

Commitment to the organisation’s Guiding Principles and Behaviours

COVID-19 Family Worker (2 Posts) Wigan

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