The Innovation Hub is an extension of the Early Intervention Hub and, we believe, a future model for multi-agency practice. This Hub has fewer social workers, more family support workers and specialist workers from partner agencies, a domestic abuse coordinator and a drugs and alcohol specialist support worker.
While the bulk of the Hub’s work has a domestic abuse component, through the Inspiring Families programme, it is often other multi-faceted problems which have brought children and their families into the Hub’s remit. This Hub does relatively short-term but high impact intensive work to change behaviours so that the child and family do not need to be escalated into child protection or even taken into care.
Hub work includes a focus on changing parenting behaviour, treatment of anti-social and criminal behaviour as well as seeking to reduce addictive behaviour which affects safe parenting. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘edge of everything’ as it is on the edge of child protection, edge of care proceedings, edge of removal from school and so on.
Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to children and young people?
If you like to think outside the box and work in an agile way, these are the qualities that make Slough Children’s Services Trust an employer of choice. Our Innovation Hub is currently seeking:
If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to be part of an exciting journey to turn children’s services around in Slough then come and join us.
For an informal discussion on any of these roles, please contact Katherine Wilson, Head of Service, on 01753 690461.
Slough is one of the most diverse places in the country outside of London and a great place to live or work. In fact it’s the best place to live or work according to a survey by Glassdoor. Pleasant environments, above average salaries and a lower cost of living, mean an increased quality of life for employees. We’re also one of the most accessible places to be, nestled on the corner of the M25, M4 and M40, and less than 20 minutes by train to Central London.
How to apply:
To apply, please complete the online application form below and remember to attach your CV. Please also make sure you state which role and team you are apply for. You can save your application at any time and come back to it later.
Good luck with your application!
Salary: £32,233 (+ £908 local weighting & £3,000 market supplement)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: The role will be for one year fixed-term in line with the ASYE programme
Closing date: 9am on Monday, 28 January
As a newly qualified social worker you will join the exciting Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme (ASYE). This role may not necessarily be in the Innovation Hub, but any of the frontline Hubs within the Trust. The ASYE provides a year of additional support with learning sets, additional supervision, workshops with our local University and an independent practice educator to provide one to one support through the year. To find out more about this role, click here to download the full job description and person specification.
If you are interested in applying for any of our current roles, please use the form below to submit your CV and apply online. Once submitted we will be in touch shortly to discuss your application. Good luck!