Engagement Worker - Early Help

Positive Steps is known for its unique approach to providing a range of targeted and integrated services for both young people and adults in the communities in which we operate.

We are proud of our record of achievement across Information, Advice and Guidance to young people, managing Young Offenders and interventions with Families.

Positive Steps are leading a partnership to deliver Early Help services for families and households in Oldham to prevent escalation to crisis services and to increase self-reliance in communities. The Early Help service supports people to stay in control of their life and personally manage issues which may be affecting them including difficulties with relationships, health, housing and, finances.

As part of this work we are looking to recruit;

Engagement Worker – Early Help
£21,210 - £23,230 per annum
Full Time - 36 hours per week Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2019

Job Ref: PS/EWEH/04

We are seeking to recruit an Engagement Worker to help us, and our partners, deliver a whole new way of working with people and their networks and communities. We know that focusing tailored support to your clients around a range of complex health and wellbeing issues will help them to step down from crisis response services.

Your approach will be holistic; you will undertake detailed assessments of families to prepare, jointly, an Action Plan to address underlying issues. Specific interventions will be carried out to support individuals to lead a positive lifestyle and reduce their dependency and involvement with other services.

This role involves you working with and supervising volunteers. You, your clients, your volunteers and our partners will feel enabled and empowered by the contribution you make.

You need to have one of the following; QCF level 4/NVQ Level 3 Information, Advice & Guidance, Health, Social Care or equivalent for working with young people and/or families or Level 3 Information, Advice & Guidance.
You will have experience of challenging, supporting and influencing individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes for themselves.

We offer membership of a Pension Scheme, annual leave from 34-39 days, flexible working arrangements, a voluntary benefits programme including childcare vouchers and learning and development opportunities.
If you are excited by these opportunities, wish to join our successful team and embrace the challenges ahead then download an application pack. Alternative application pack formats are available upon request.
If you have hearing or speech difficulties, and are a textphone user, you can call us direct using Typetalk on 18001 0161 621 9400.
Closing date: Midday Tuesday 8th May  2018
Interview and assessment: Week commencing 14th May 20178
The successful candidate will be an employee of Positive Steps who operates a Safer Recruitment process to protect vulnerable young people and adults. Positive Steps will apply for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with the successful candidates.
We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

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