Ref. 55722

Part-Time Family Support Worker

  • Location: Solihull, England
  • Salary: £16.25 - £16.25 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is working with Emma Wiltshire at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to help recruit a part-time Family Support Worker for the children’s MASH service.

This will be 21 hours per week over 3 days.

Rate of pay is £16.25 per hour umbrella,

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ 3 / Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience: Experience of working with children/ young people or their families in a social care, educational or voluntary setting.
  • Compliance: Up to date passport and DBS Check
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 21 hours p/w.

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