Family Support Worker

Recruiter
Barnardos
Location
Frimley
Salary
£20,000 - £24,999
Posted
16 Jan 2021
Closes
22 Jan 2021
Ref
1934003312
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Surrey Heath Family Centre is a service for targeted families with children aged 0-11 years.

The Family Support team holds 1-1 caseload work and facilitates group work for families in Surrey Heath.

We are in a position to employ a Project Worker 2, to provide support to the parents/carers of the children we are working with. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team of passionate and experienced staff in a newly established Family Centre service. The Project Worker will hold a small caseload of parents/carers who they would meet on a regular basis and support through a bespoke programme of work focussed on their targeted needs. Our aim is to empower the parents and carers with new knowledge and skills, while also building resilience and providing essential emotional support.

The skills/knowledge/experience we are looking for:
  • Ability to engage with disaffected or challenging families.
  • Knowledge and experience of multi-agency working within formal systems of Child Protection. An understanding of basic safeguarding principles.
  • Experience of working directly with families with complex needs.
  • Experience of working with issues of family breakdown, domestic violence/abuse, and attachment difficulties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients from culturally diverse communities and demonstrate sensitivity to their needs.
  • Ability to appropriately challenge other professionals to promote the rights of the service users.
  • Someone who is approachable, non-judgemental, friendly, kind, calm, creative and resilient.
  • Someone with excellent organisation and time-management skills.
  • Experience of detailed case- recording and an understanding of the importance of keeping timely and accurate case notes.
  • Someone with their own car, who is able to travel across Surrey Heath to meet with the parents/carers on their caseload.
  • Experience delivering training/presentations.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.