Sheffield is committed to enabling and supporting all of its children, young people and families to be safe, healthy and successful now and in the future. We can best do this by identifying any additional needs as early as possible and providing the right support at the right time and in the right place. We know that there are a number of families in Sheffield who are likely to experience difficulties at some point in their lives.
These may include:
- Children who are missing school
- Children at risk of entering or re-entering children’s social care
- Children and adults with emotional and mental health issues
- Children with behavioural problems
- Families affected by domestic abuse
- Families affected by substance misuse
- Families experiencing poverty, at risk of homelessness or long term unemployment
- Families with needs around parenting
By focussing on support to these children, young people and their families we will narrow the gap for those who are more vulnerable to poor outcomes ensuring everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential.
We have vacancies for both full and part time Prevention workers to work within the local community with key partners, to identify and address need at the earliest opportunity, working proactively to engage families and ensure they access the support they need. They will have a crucial role in supporting and advising settings in undertaking assessments of need. As a member of one of our Multi Agency Support Teams a commitment to whole family, solution focused, integrated working in achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families is essential.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any successful candidate will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.