Social Work Assistant/ Family Support Worker
- Location: Weston-super-Mare, England
- Salary: £17.72 - £22 per hour
- Type: Temporary / Full Time
- Contact: Sam Boggis
Seven Resourcing are looking for a number of temporary Social Work Assistants/Family Support Workers to work in Weston-Super-Mare. These positions are initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £17.72 PAYE or £22.00 umbrella per hour. The working hours are Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.
Providing support to families, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks. You will help improve the overall quality of life for children and young people up to the age of 18 years through the provision of a high quality, planned and time limited service within the home, community and other settings.
- Build effective and purposeful relationships with parents, children and young people using a strength-based approach to help, motivate and encourage behaviour change that is underpinned by a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
- Work in partnership with other agencies and social workers to assess and plan appropriate support, regularly reviewing family’s interrelated strengths, resources, needs and risks using a Signs of Safety and a trauma informed approach.
- Provide community-based support and opportunities for children, young people and their families. Supporting children to live within their family wherever possible. Refer or signpost parents, to other services (generic and specialist) with consent where appropriate,
- Work as outlined in the plan for the child, young person or family (Early Help, Children in Need, Child Protection, Children Looked After, multi-agency panels) Agree with families and other agencies the aims and the purpose of your involvement, setting out, clear outcomes and improvements expected from the intervention
- Work positively with children, young people and families, in partnership with other agencies, to coordinate intensive support to meet identified support needs for families who are experiencing difficulties.
- You will use evidence-based methods of intervention working with young people and their carers or families. Success will be measured by positive outcomes for young people such as improved relationships between young people and their carers or family, safeguarding young people, engaging young people in learning, attendance, and generally improving behaviour, health and wellbeing for young people, and by raising participation in employment, education and training post 16.
Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
Compliance: 2 x references and a current DBS check.
Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
Hours: 37 hours p/w.
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