Ref. 65530

Family Support Worker

  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £13.41 - £16.24 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Family Support Worker to work in Plymouth. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying £13.41 (PAYE) or £16.24 (umbrella) per hour. The working hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. 

The role:

To safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and families and to deliver high quality family support, assessment and interventions for the most challenging and vulnerable families (in accordance with Children Act 1989/2004, Crime and Disorder Act , Housing and Regeneration Act, Anti-Social Behaviour Act and other relevant legislation).

To contribute to Plymouth’s Early Help and Targeted Offer, as well as the Troubled Families Agenda and Plymouth’s Early Help and Family Support Agenda, to reduce risk and prevent the need for statutory intervention, acting as a lead professional where appropriate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering a range of high quality outcome focused interventions to ensure children, young people and families are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted within their communities.
  • Coordinating, promoting and prioritising multi-agency working.
  • Ensuring records are accurate and timely in line with agency standards.
  • Offering practical advice, information and support. This includes undertaking a screening function to ensure where appropriate there is the offer of direct early help or targeted responses to prevent issues escalating.
  • Providing social care departments and other specialist providers such as health professionals and housing, evidence based assessments and interventions in respect of child protection, child in need and vulnerable adult issues.
  • Taking the lead in coordinating a whole family approach, drawing in multi-agency partners to achieve outcomes.
  • Working in an open and transparent way with children, young people and families by undertaking evidence based assessments that can be open to challenge in all arenas. 

Applicant Requirements:


      NVQ 3 Childcare qualification or equivalent child/family or youth work qualification (desirable and not essential). 

Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role. 

Compliance: Proof of right to work in the UK and 2 x references. 

Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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