Ref. 64102

Family Support worker

  • Location: Solihull, England
  • Salary: £0 - £0 per annum
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are currently seeking a Family Support Worker to work in Elmwood Place’s Children’s Service (Solihull-  0-25 Special Education Needs).  This is a fulltime role, paying £16.49 p/h. A full DBS, driving licence and childcare experience will be needed for this role. 


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

Hybrid – Must be in the office for the first few weeks of induction/training and then a minimum of 3 days office based.


Role Responsibilities


·      Will be responsible for undertaking Early Help Assessments and developing effective

support plans in liaison with children, young people, their parent/carers and

other professionals.

·      Will lead and chair Early Help Team around the Family meetings to ensure effective and timely interventions.

·        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.

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