Outreach Worker

£24,982 to £27,041 per annum Full time All Year 21-06-2021 Level 3 childcare qualification
Outreach Worker 67343 CHPE
Garfield House, Dereham
£24,982 to £27,041 per annum (Scale G)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

We are establishing a new Rapid Response Outreach Team in Norfolk. The service will work with families in crisis to prevent escalation of need, reduce risk and prevent family or placement breakdown, achieving successful and long-term stability.

We are looking for Outreach Support Workers to join our new team. You will be working with young people and their families within their own homes, providing direct support to prevent family breakdown in a child focused way in order to achieve positive outcomes. You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible and responsive to the needs of the young people.

The team will provide an outreach service around the clock, aiming to keep families together by supporting them at a time of crisis and allowing a community package to be put in if longer support is required. This can range from offering time out/positive activities in the community with family/child/young person, conflict resolution, de-escalation, support in household tasks, sign posting to other services, developing relationships and communication skills, advice, containment and reassurance.

A full, clean driving licence and the access to a vehicle on a daily basis are essential. Ideally you will be experienced in working with children and have an understanding of the issues facing vulnerable children and young people. You will be required to have good levels of literacy and numeracy and an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care. You will need to be a good communicator and have the ability to work alone but also as part of a team.

The role will involve working evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be Norwich Road, Dereham.
Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.