Family Support Worker [Warrington] #0008D4031

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

A Family Time Worker is required to to work 37 hours a week over flexible working between the hours of 9 and 6, to support children and families to have supervised family time. They will observe, monitor and factually record the Family Time sessions of the children/young people, with their parent/carer – ensuring that the children and families feel supported to enjoy quality time together.

1.The Family Time Worker (FTW) will be assigned to a family and remain with them for the duration of their session. During this time, the FTW will record the interactions, provide advice if requested and only intervene if necessary to ensure a child/young person’s safety. They will observe, monitor and factually record the Family Time sessions of the children/young people, with their parent/carer – ensuring that the children and families feel supported to enjoy quality time together.

2. Should any worries arise during a session the FTW will follow safeguarding protocols to ensure the situation is swiftly responded to, to ensure the safety of children and young people. Further assistance can be called upon from Senior FTW’s and on-site managers.

3. The FTW will ensure any safeguarding concerns are immediately reported to a senior colleague as per protocol. The FTW will liaise with other professionals as it may be necessary to enable decisions to be made to ensure the child/young person’s safety moving forward.

4. If necessary, the FTW will provide advice and guidance to parents/carers to support their care and interactions with the children/young people during the session.

5. When sessions take place in a Family Time Centre the FTW will ensure the rooms are clean and suitable for each individual family to use.

6. Prior to sessions taking place, FTW’s will need to review information about the families’ circumstances to ensure they are aware of the needs, risks, level of supervision and support they need to provide.

7. Contribute to the development of the service by listening to family’s feedback, sharing information within team meetings and participate in training.

8. Be able to plan own diary and work independently.

9. To be able to transport children to and from some family time sessions

Qualifications and Skill needed or desirable

Must be a full licence car user and have business insurance

Qualification Level 3 in Child Care or equivalent

Demonstrable knowledge, skills and experience of direct family support work (1- 2 years on-the-job skills and knowledge development) and the statutory responsibility of the Local Authority to ensure Children’s needs are met.

Full clear advanced DBS

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • 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

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