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Family Support Worker

Posted 22 February by Network Healthcare Professionals Easy Apply Ended
Plymouth City Council currently wants a experienced Family Support Worker to join their teams with a Grade E pay rate 37 hours a week 9am till 5pm.


English GCSE A-C grade or equivalent (functional skills qualification)

Numerate with the ability to provide budgeting support for families

NVQ 3 Childcare qualification or equivalent child/family or youth work qualification

Knowledge of the following Children Act 1989 and 2004, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, and Anti- Social Behaviour Act 2003

Knowledge of the legislation and guidance relating to homelessness anti-social behaviour and the letting of social housing

Awareness of welfare benefits/tax credits system and local housing and support services

Knowledge of the main features of effective parenting and experience of working with service users, and in groups

Awareness of the issues and procedures relating to child protection and vulnerable adults

Working knowledge of assessment and intervention methods and tools for use with children and families

Working knowledge of child development 0-18 years

Experience needed:

Experience of working with children and/or families in the community or setting

Experience of working within a team in a demanding environment

Experience of formally documenting contacts and/or observations within your work with children and families

Essential skills:

Interpreting information and situations delivering individual support plans, resolving problems relating to families who have been referred to the service

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are used to support families referred to the service as well as exchanging and presenting potentially sensitive information to a range of audiences both internal and external to the Authority

IT skills are required to produce emails, memos, letters, recording information and producing reports relating to families

Ability to carry and fit equipment baby seats, boosters, pushchairs and prams, and carry babies and toddlers short distances and access a variety of buildings

Job Type: Contract

Salary: £9.00 to £12.00 /hour

Reference: 34537982

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