Family Support Worker - Abingdon


Job Purpose

This is a brief overview of the key objectives of the job including the context within the team/department.


To work with disabled children, young people and their families in a way that prioritises good outcomes and promotes welfare. The work may include case management for some Child in Need cases. Work will include direct work with children, young people and their families.



Job Responsibilities

This is a list of the main duties or tasks that the post holder will be expected to undertake.


1. To work with Children’s Social Workers and others to provide help, support and interventions that promote better outcomes and life chances for children and their families.

2. To monitor and assess children and young people's needs, including taking appropriate actions to address emerging safeguarding concerns.

3. To act as case holders for children and young people under s17 Children in Need.

4. To undertake visits, observations and review meetings and record them on electronic systems to the agreed standard and within agreed timescales.

5. To undertake direct work and interventions with children, young people and offer support to parents/carers in promoting welfare of their children within allocated cases and those of colleagues where appropriate. This may include the supervision of family time.

6. To set up, chair and attend multiagency CIN review meetings in order to successfully move children and families forward and step down to TAF where possible.

7. To develop community knowledge and links and use this for the benefit of disabled children and their families and also for the development of the service.

8. To prepare reports and complete administrative tasks including those related to direct payments as required by the Department and other agencies.

9. To link with internal colleagues and those from other agencies and community resources including but not exclusively SEN, Health and Adult Social Care and universal partners and providers in order to ensure that disabled children and their families are offered effective support.

10. To comply with the requirements of relevant legislation, guidance and practice standards in accordance with Childrens Social Care policies and procedures and those of the OSCB safeguarding procedures.

11. To give evidence in Court if required.

12. To attend team meetings, supervisions and training and undertake other tasks as required by the Team Manager.


For all staff:

- Work in accordance with OCC and Childrens Social Care values.

- You have specific responsibilities under Health & Safety legislation to ensure that you:

· Take reasonable care for your own health and safety, and that of others affected by what you do, or do not do.

· Cooperate on all issues involving health and safety.

· Use work items provided for you correctly, in accordance with training and instructions.

· Do not interfere with or misuse anything provided for your health, safety or welfare.

· Report any health and safety concerns to your line manager as soon as practicable.


Skills and Knowledge


An understanding of the impact of trauma, disability, abuse, social deprivation and/or disadvantage on children, young people and their families


Good IT skills


Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding principles.


Proven experience of working with children, young people and their families, including responsibility for providing direct support


Ability to assess and analyse information


Ability to work in an inclusive/non-discriminatory manner


Ability to work flexibly


Ability to liaise efficiently with other professionals/ organisations


Demonstrable listening skills


Good understanding of child development and factors that support children to develop and achieve their potential.


What's on offer for the Support Worker

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


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
  • 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 *


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