Family Support Worker
£14 Per Hour
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Support Worker to work in Dudley within the Assessment and Duty team. The Family Support Worker role is an important key role within the Assessment & Duty service. As a Family Support Worker, you will work within a team of Social Workers working to support and safeguard our most vulnerable children, young people and their families.
- Work alongside social workers to contribute to high-quality assessments to support and safeguard children and young people.
- Undertake high-quality evidence-based Graded Care Profile 2 assessments and PAM's assessments
- Work alongside social workers to progress the Care in Need Plans and Child Protection Plans
- Work in partnership with families, providing advice and support to strengthen their parenting and promote the safety and welfare of children and young people living within the family, reducing the risk of abuse and neglect and the need for statutory social care intervention.
- Proactively engage and support the most vulnerable, distressed and challenging children, young people and so that we fully understand their day to day lived experience and take account of their wishes and feelings.
- Utilise a 'Think Family' approach to ensure that all services working with the family are coordinated and work effectively together whilst maintaining a focus upon the safety and wellbeing of the children and young people.
- Enable the development of positive parenting strategies to enable families to gain and maintain independence and control over all aspects of their lives and contribute positively within the community.
- Work with families with complex often interrelated problems including poverty, social exclusion, oppression, poor housing, mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, crime and antisocial behaviour.
- Contribute to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults in line with Dudley Safeguarding Children and Adult Board reporting procedures.
Qualifications and Experience
- Professional qualification relevant to work with children and families at NVQ3 or above.
- Experience of working with children, young people and families at risk of statutory intervention.
- Experience of working with families with multiple and complex interrelated problems.
- Experience of delivery of evidence-based parenting programmes or interventions or a willingness to undertake training to deliver these.
- Driving licence required.
If you feel like you have the skills and experience to furfill the duties of this post then please call Sam on 01615491999 or email