Ref. 62211

Family Support Worker

  • Location: Oldham, England
  • Salary: £13.04 - £13.04 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is currently seeking an experienced Family Support Worker to join our client’s team in Oldham. This is interim role initially for 3 months.

This role is based within the Short Breaks Team. 

The Short Breaks Team provide families with a break from their caring responsibilities, giving parents a chance to unwind rest or spend time with other children. They can also provide children and young people with disabilities an opportunity to spend time away from their parents, relaxing with friends and having fun.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To contribute to and implement individual plans for children and young people, in partnership with parents, carers, social workers and other agencies.
  • To work directly with children, young people, and families, providing practical help, advice and guidance on issues affecting family, relationship, and functioning, whilst subject to child protection/child in need plans and /or in the care of the Local Authority.  This will include welfare visits and family support tasks at family homes and other designated venues.
  • To develop a local knowledge and understanding of resources which are available to meet the needs of the child and family, e.g., local children’s centres, family activities, leisure facilities, support groups for child/family, support of health related issues such as sexual health or drugs.
  • To assist in the review and evaluation of cases, through observations, assessment, and monitoring, ensuring actions are followed up.  

Applicant Requirements:

Experience: Recent experience of working with children in need, young people and their families.

Qualifications: NVQ III in a related subject, such as Child Care or Health and Social Care or equivalent.

Compliance: Up to date enhanced DBS on the update service, Right to work in the UK.

Hours: 36 hours a week Monday to Friday 

Travel: Ability to travel to different locations – Full UK driving license required

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