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Early Help Support Worker

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    Unqualified Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £11 - £13.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Akton Resourcing are working with the Local Authorities to fill a number of contract positions within Early Help and Family Support. Locations will be based between Crawley and Worthing and these are full time working roles. Due to the nature of this being an ongoing contract role we are only able to accept candidates with previous experience of Family Support, ideally within Early Help.

The Role-

Family Support Workers use Early Help Plans to assess each member of the family, create a whole family delivery plan and review the needs of the family. Family Support Workers use Signs of Safety in their work with families and this forms the basis of the delivery plan. The Family Support Worker's main purpose is to provide Supported Help to families experiencing difficulties through regular intervention using a Whole Family approach. The Family Support Worker will be utilising partner agencies to effect and sustain positive change for the family, individual members and the community around them by:
* Developing and maintaining effective partnership working with parents and families
* Provide or co-ordinate regular support
* Facilitating and delivering interventions which improve parental capacity and family relationships.


Manage a caseload under regular supervision. Assess needs, risks and options taking into account legal and other requirements. Work effectively in partnership with other staff and voluntary agencies.
Undertake home visits or consultation sessions and develop effective working relationships and communicate effectively with those people who access or need the service, families, carers, colleagues and other professionals in order to deliver the appropriate interventions undertaken within Early Help or Social Care.
Contribute to the 'Team around the Child' and other planning processes as a representative of Early Help.
Work intensively with children/young people and their families where there is a possibility of family breakdown and crisis.
Provide appropriate interventions and services for children/young people and their families to prevent children taking on inappropriate or excessive caring roles.
Develop effective working relationships and communication with those people who access or need the service in order to deliver appropriate interventions.
Maintain accurate records of all work undertaken and produce case reports and correspondence for a variety of audiences including meetings, conferences, court, panels and other agencies.
Report any allegation or suspicions of abuse or potential abuse of a vulnerable person to an immediate manager or supervisor. Contribute to Safeguarding
Investigations and child/adult protection planning where appropriate.
Responsible for regularly handling, processing and storing confidential information relating to the Early Help service.
To understand our safeguarding policies and processes and an active commitment to promoting safe practice and proactively raising any issues of concern at an appropriate level of management in order to protect children.
Remain up to date and compliant with all relevant legislation, organisational procedures, policies and professional codes of conduct in order to uphold standards of best practice.