Family Lives
Westminster, Greater London
£24,958 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Outreach Worker x 3, £24,958 per annum, pro-rata

 - Westminster.  Fixed term to end Sept 2020 with possibility of extension

  • One post 21 hours a week (Maternity Cover)

  • One 21 hours a week One post – to be a fluent Bengali speaker

  • One 11 hours a week

Please state on your application which post you are applying for

This a highly rewarding role for an Outreach Worker to support parents and carers of children under 5 at Westminster Children Centres. We are currently looking to recruit three Outreach workers in Westminster area, where there is a significant population of Arabic and Bengali speaking families. The role will involve providing accessible information to parents and carers, particularly those who are marginalised, to ensure they receive the support they need in order to increase opportunities and strengthen family life, bringing better outcomes for children.

The role will include developing an understanding of the local area including services and facilities. You will also need to pro-actively engage with vulnerable and isolated families and carry out home visits, as required. The role will include developing good relationships with health visitors and liaising with other agencies regarding the needs of parents and carers. In addition, the successful individual will help to organise social events to bring the community together.

We are looking for someone who has experience of community and outreach work with diverse communities in an inner city environment. This will include experience of a wide range of methods/techniques to reach out and engage with isolated individuals/communities. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, along with the ability to empathise with parents and carers are required. A non-judgmental approach is essential. The ability to network is also important.

A commitment to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children, as well as an understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and diversity are essential.

Please ensure you address every criteria on the person specification on your supporting statement, preferably in order.

Please visit our website to obtain the job description, full person specification, application form and guidance. Please note that we only accept application forms. CVs will not be accepted

Closing Date: Tuesday 17th December 2019

Posted on: 18 November 2019
Closed date: 17 December 2019
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work