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Split into five informative and engaging modules designed by leading experts, this award-winning Family Support Worker Course is our most popular online course for anyone hoping to learn new skills and excel in youth work, careers advice & learning centre and other relevant sectors. Through a combination of excellent online study materials and video lessons, you will learn everything you need to know to succeed.
More key features of the Family Support Worker Course:
- Free e-certificate upon successful completion.
- Unlimited access to the course for 12 months
- Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
- Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
- Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
- Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential.
Family Support Worker Course
The Family Support Worker course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
- Video lessons
- Online study materials
- Mock exams
- Multiple-choice assessment
Family Support Worker Course has been developed with the following modules:
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 of 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 to talk 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 wrong
Upon successful completion of the Family Support Worker course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost
Who is this course for?
Family Support Worker Course is suitable for anyone who want to gain extensive knowledge, potential experience and professional skills in the related field. This is a great opportunity for all student from any academic backgrounds to learn more on this subject.
There is no specific requirements for our Family Support Worker Course. It is compatible and accessible from any device including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Tablets etc. The course requires moderate Internet connection so it is possible to start learning with any type of Internet from anywhere at anytime without any limitations.
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iam a south african,can i enroll?
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Do you get a certificate with this course?
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I am venturing on a different path. I’m a primary Nurture Practitioner and wish to take my skills into the community. Is this for me?
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I’m a mechanical fitter but due to my physical problem i can no longer continue in my trade. Seeking something less physical. Seeking a something else
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