1 Helping families get into or back to work
Think Family helps people to fulfil their aspirations, which often include returning to work or starting a career.
The Think Family Employment Advisers provide both support and consultation to keyworkers in West Sussex when a family with an early help plan has been identified as requiring support in matters around employment.
You can also find information about voluntary roles for parents of 0-11 year olds thinking about returning to work.
- Keyworker support (PDF, 98KB
- Referral form for professionals requesting support (Word, 40KB)
- 'Entitled to' - guidelines for online benefit checker and calculator (PDF, 65KB)
- Ready for work evaluation (Excel, 65KB)
- Exploring readiness for work (Excel, 80KB)
- Moving off benefits for lone parents (PDF, 98KB)
- Moving off benefits for couples (PDF, 97KB)
2 Online resource to help find work
MyWorkSearch is an online toolkit that helps job seekers find opportunities. It provides:
- a job finder
- a CV builder
- interview tips
- 24/7 support.
MyWorkSearch is available free to all library members. Job seekers will have to sign up for an account at their local library. After an account has been set up MyWorkSearch can be accessed from any computer, smartphone or tablet.
Find out more about MyWorkSearch by the watching the video.
3 Helping families with money worries
Often one of the most significant barriers to work are money worries and debts that families may have.
The Think Family Money Management Outreach Worker (MMOW) service can provide both support and consultation to keyworkers and lead professionals helping families with these barriers.
- Keyworker support (PDF, 688KB)
- Referral form (Word, 72KB)
- Exploring money worries - Distance travelled tool (Excel, 69KB)
- Financial exclusion evaluation tool (Word, 73KB)