Ref. 62770

Early Help Family Support Worker

  • Location: Solihull, England
  • Salary: £14.71 - £14.71 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is working with Solihull Council to recruit a family support worker for their Early Help Assessment Service.

Initial 3 month contract.

You must have UK Experience.

£14.71 per hour PAYE.

Job Purpose:

To provide a support service under the direction of Assistant Team Manager involved in investigation, assessments and intervention with vulnerable children and their families.


–    To support qualified social workers in completion of statutory assessments though the collation and recording of current and historical information held by the local authority and other professionals.

–    To support social workers in completion of statutory assessments through joint and independent visits to children and families for the purpose of gathering information and specifically establishing qualitative information on the views and wishes of children.  

–    To support children, young people and parents by providing practical advice and assistance enabling them to engage with other services, develop positive and consistent routine of family life, and to develop positive relationships and behaviour management strategies within a family. 

–    Undertake direct work with children, young people, and parents on a 1-1 and group basis promoting the welfare of children in need of support, care and or protection, including care leavers.

–    To complete independent written observations and reports of any direct work undertaken as part of a child’s plan and to attend assessment and planning meetings for children in need of support, care or protection, including care leavers, contributing verbal and written reports on their work. 

–    Contribute to the development of written child in need plans and act as Lead Professional on behalf of Children’s Social Work under the direction of a qualified social worker or manager.

–    Facilitate and supervise contacts between children subject of care or protection plans and their parents/significant family members, completing observational reports as required.

–    Participate, and contribute to, the duty function of the team as appropriate ensuing any issue concerning actual or likelihood of significant harm is brought to the attention of a qualified social worker or manager without delay.

–    Contribute to/and write statements for court and act as a witness at court proceedings where necessary.

–    To contribute to the learning of social work students 

–    To maintain Client computer based records in accordance with Directorate Recording Policy.

–    To actively challenge discriminatory behaviour, whatever the source, and report to the Assistant Team, Team Manager or Human Resources as appropriate in accordance with Directorate Policy.

–    To report immediately any signs of neglect, injury or other causes of concerns for a children welfare or safety to the Assistant Team Manager or Team Manager.

–    To actively participate in regular supervision and annual appraisal from the Line Manager.

–    To actively participate in team meetings and the delivery of the Team Business Plan

–    To observe the Health, Safety and Welfare Policy Statement in relation to self and others.

–    Any other duties as may be appropriate to achieve the objectives of the post or to assist the Directorate in the fulfilment of its objectives, commensurate with the post holders grade, abilities and aptitude.

–    Work within allocated budgets and in accordance with Corporate and Directorate Policies and Procedures concerning the use of resources. 

–    To work on charity applications as appropriate.

–    To ensure the safe and proper use of Council buildings and equipment in accordance with Corporate and Directorate Policy.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Education & Qualifications    Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent qualification.    
  • Degree in Social Policy, Psychology or similar related area   
  • Experience: Experience & Knowledge    Experience of working on a 1-1 basis with children, young people or their families in a social care, educational or voluntary setting.     Experience of working with families to bring about change    Application  Interview 

    An understanding of the additional vulnerabilities and needs of children and young people in need (which may include children with mental health needs; emotional, social or behavioural difficulties and disabilities) and also barriers to communicate with them.       

    Knowledge and understanding of child development and the needs of children.    Ability to act as agent of the service promoting the understanding of other professionals as to the role of CSW and specifically the FSW     

  •     Knowledge of how to promote safeguarding issues for children and their families

    Experience of writing clear and concise observations and reports on work undertaken   

  • Compliance: Up to date Passport and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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