Benefits of taking this Family Support Worker Course - Level 3:
Certification: Internationally recognised certification upon successful completion
Flexible Study: High quality e-learning study materials, access from any device anytime anywhere
Instant Result: Instant result through multiple choice assessments
Lifetime Access: 24/7 access to the course for lifetime
Comprehensive Training: Delivered by instructors with industry experience, video lessons and texts.
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This online Family Support Worker Course - Level 3 - IAO Accredited aims at presenting you with a comprehensive insight into the skills and knowledge associated with working with families and children, helping them through everyday life, and considering safeguarding in the home.
By enrolling in this course, you’ll equip with valuable insight and knowledge of working with children and families. The course also explains the function of family support workers, and help you gain the fundamental skills and information related to working with families, following with the legislation, recognising and solving the challenges that families encounter, safeguarding in the home, and help in building relationships.
Study in your own time and at your own pace for a recognised qualification that could transform your career prospects for life.
What will you learn:
The Family Support Worker Course - Level 3 - IAO Accredited consists of 49 mandatory modules, covering
Module 1 - The role of family support worker
- The functions, work environment, and daily activities of a family support worker
- The key responsibilities of a family support worker and different specialisations
- The key qualities of a family support worker and what a family support worker should expect
- Duties as a family support worker
- Professional development, career prospects, and anticipated salary as a family support worker
- A day in the life of a family support worker
- Pros and cons of being a family support worker
- Work-life balance as a family support worker
- Top tips for family support workers
Module 2 - Legislation, policy, and guidance
- Introduction to legislation, policy, and guidance
- Overview of legislation – England
- The Children and Families Act 2014
- Policy and guidance – England
- Overview of legislation – Scotland
- Policy and guidance – Scotland
- Overview of legislation – Northern Ireland
- Policy and guidance – Northern Ireland
- Overview of legislation – Wales
- Policy and guidance – Wales
Module 3 - The family issues and solving them
- Parental mental health – how to help children living with parents with mental health problems
- Parental mental health – assessing the risk of mental health problems
- Parental mental health – intervention and support for children and families
- Parental substance misuse – how to help children living with parents who misuse alcohol and drugs
- Parental substance misuse – assessing the risk of parental alcohol and drug misuse
- Parental substance misuse – intervention and support for children and families
- Domestic abuse – what is domestic abuse?
- Separation, divorce, and parental responsibility
- Separation, divorce, and contact
- General advice on talking about difficult topics
- Books to help talking about difficult topics
Module 4 - Safeguarding - assessing need and providing help
- Introduction to safeguarding – a child-centred, coordinated approach
- Early help
- Access, referral, and information sharing
- Disabled children, carers, youth establishments, and contextual safeguarding
- Assessment purpose, protocols, principles, and parameters
- Analysis, outcomes, and timeliness
- Processes for managing individual Part 1
- Processes for managing individual Part 2
- Processes for managing individual Part 3
Module 5 - Building relationships
- Types of family and what makes healthy families
- Why relationships are key to good social work
- The importance of relationships in social work to relationships in social work
- The personal qualities required for relationship building
- Working on empathy to build relationships
- The professional attributes required for relationship building
- Self-knowledge and professional use of self in relationship building
- Taking an individualised approach, involving the parents, what parents want from the relationship, sharing information, and building trust
- Challenges in relationship building
- The difference between getting the relationship right and getting it wrongb
Method of Assessment:
Upon conclusion of the course, there's an online multiple-choice quiz assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course. The test is marked immediately and results are published instantly (60% pass mark).
Certificates can be obtained at an additional cost in PDF or in Printed Hardcopy format.
There are no academic entry requirements for this course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.
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