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Family Support Worker

  • Location:

    Worcester

  • Sector:

    Children & Family Social Work

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

  • Contact email:

    ascargill@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    ASC14_1597852875

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-09-18

Akton Recruitment are looking for an experienced and professional Family Support Worker to join the Children's Services for the Local Authorities in Worcestershire, to work with a caseload of complex families who require a multi-agency approach to provide comprehensive, pro-active and intensive support packages which promote, strengthen and develop the potential of families enabling them to live successfully in their community. This is a contract based full-time role working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 09:00 -17:00 at a rate of £12.60 per hour. This is initially on a 2-month contract with a review as it's coming to an end.
Your responsibilities include:
* Act as Lead Professional (key worker) to develop and sustain collaborative links with a range of agencies and practitioners alongside parents in order to co-ordinate and deliver bespoke support packages to children/young people and their families.

* Promote an assertive but supportive approach with families which engages families in identifying and implementing solutions and ensure that parents/carers and children/young people are able to participate fully in decisions that impact on their wellbeing.

* To plan and deliver direct work sessions to children, young people capturing their voices and experiences and that of their families.

* To participate in all the tasks needed for the preparation and delivery of services in line with Children's services requirements and the Early Help Strategy

* To proactively engage with, according to identified local need, the most excluded groups such as fathers, young parents, lone parents, children in workless households, children in minority ethnic groups, disabled children, and children of disabled parents.
We are looking for someone who has experience in this role or similar, dealing with a caseload of families and have experience in making support packages. An up to date DBS is also essential. If you think this role is perfect for you, get in touch now!