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Family Support Worker

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  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £20 - £21 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Akton Recruitment is working with the Local Authorities to fill a contract position to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the delivery of the Early Help Offer for families, adopting a whole family, strengths-based approach in order to reduce risk, increase resilience and improve outcomes for children. The role will be office based triaging cases via telephone. A recognised Level 5 or Degree Level qualification in a relevant subject area is required or the ability to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and skill gained through relevant experience and employment in relation to safeguarding and working with children and families.


To support the delivery of the aims and activities of the Early Help Offer to children, young people, families and communities in the Wakefield District, through ‘Prevent, Support and Challenge’ interventions. The post holder will be office based and interact over the telephone with professionals and families in relation to early help support, also undertaking home visits to confirm non statuary intervention needs using the Wakefield Continuum of Need.

  • To work closely with partners to develop a coherent plan of proven and innovative interventions to families in need of help
  • To provide guidance to partners to remove barriers when working with families and individuals engaging in support to improve outcomes
  • To support universal practitioners to ensure families receive good quality appropriate services at the earliest opportunity
  • To have up to date knowledge of the early help offer across Wakefield.
  • To work collaboratively with partners in the use of enforcement activity to challenge risky or anti-social behaviours
  • To ensure that policies are followed and responsibilities are fulfilled to take actions to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults.
  • To give support and mentoring to practitioners undertaking a support function to enable them, in partnership with families and other agencies, to deliver packages of support to families experiencing multiple disadvantages.
  • To promote anti-oppressive practice at all times
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Level 5 or Degree in a suitable subject or equivalent in experience
  • Access to a vehicle with business class insurance