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Senior Outreach Worker

Organisation: Family Lives
Salary: £28,465 per annum, pro-rata
Location: London
Closing date:
Contact: Fatima Ahmed, Area Manager on 07525836274 or FatimaA@familylives.org.uk
Description:

Family Lives is a leading national family support charity. We provide 24 hour support, seven days a week through a range of innovative and integrated services, engaging with over 2.5 million families and young people through our digital communications, helpline and face to face support. The Senior Outreach Worker will ensure that Sure Start Children’s Centre objectives and targets are met through direct work with families, particularly those families who are identified as being in the greatest in need You will also work with other professionals and services. The post holder is required to increase reach and engagement to support participation in activities, ensuring that families’ needs are reflected in the planning and delivery of services. The role will also involve line managing a team of Outreach Workers.

The successful individual will need to have experience of community and outreach work with diverse communities in an inner city environment. This will include working with young children and awareness of child protection issues. Experience of line management and supervision of staff or volunteers is essential. Good communication skills, both oral and written, along with the ability to empathise with parents and carers of small children are required. A non-judgmental way of working
and commitment to equal opportunities principles and practice are essential. Fluency in a community language such as Chinese, Arabic or Bengali is desirable