Job Description

We are looking for 4 Family Support Workers to join our Assessment & Duty Team. Please note that being a driver with use of own vehicle is essential as part of this role. The FSW 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. Within the role you will : • 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. • Work as an effective supportive team member positively prioritising the needs of children and their families in need of support and intervention. Qualifications:. Professional qualification relevant to work with children and families at NVQ3 or above. Good Literacy and English writing and numeracy skills level 3 and above Evidence of continued learning and development Good level of IT skills and application Experience: 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. Experience of carrying out risk and needs assessment and the development, coordination, implementation, monitoring and review of Family support plans Experience of working in a multi-agency setting/environment

What’s on offer for the Support Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 2 years of employment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the 'Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**