Project Worker 1

Date Posted: 30+ days ago
Wednesbury WS10 8DU+1 location

Job Description

About Barnardo's At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Our basis and values

Barnardo's operates a range of services across the Black Country & Worcester Locality. This service delivers support across 4 local authority areas – Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, therefore the posts requires travel to each area.

Objectives of Service

Barnardo's outreach and engagement service will deliver:

  • An intensive family support, capacity building and outreach service engaging with families that meet an agreed eligibility criterion, across 4 Local Authorities.
  • The service will operate in collaboration with existing family support services delivered by the Local Authority, voluntary and community organisations and wider children's services i.e. children's centre's/schools, focusing on routes out of poverty, low income and benefit dependency.
  • The outreach model will involve direct support in the family home alongside help in accessing a range of services/supports to enhance employment opportunities and facilitate increased income for families.
  • Our family support worker will operate under an outcome framework and distanced travelled built around individual needs.
  • Our service will work with families for an intensive period of time for up to 12 months.
  • Barnardo's will recruit local volunteers to support delivery of the work as coordinated by project workers.

Delivery locations: Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall & Wolverhampton.

Initial Specific Responsibilities

  • To support families in their own homes with a range of outreach, engagement and support models.
  • Conduct assessments, reviews and deliver of planned support programs.
  • Work with families to reduce the barriers that limit opportunities for education, training and employment.
  • Work with partner agencies to support families to access services to improve their outcomes.
  • Work alongside Barnardo's volunteers to promote with families to provide befriending and support .services.
  • Complete case file records, reports and outcome measures to support the service.
  • Develop relationships with a range of education, skills and employment providers.

Additional Information:

Please include as much relevant detail in your application to demonstrate how you fulfil the requirements of our job role, as outlined above and in the Job Description/Personal Specification. Experience can be from previous employment, education, training, volunteering etc.

Please note part time hours and job share will also be considered for this role.

Need more information?

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Claire Gwynne at .

Previous applicants need not apply.

Funded by European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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