Family Support Worker
Job reference: RS102321
Application closing date: 05/12/2017
Location: Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Salary: Circa £15,300.00
Fixed Term Contract until 31/09/2018 (working 15 hours)
Job category/type: Fixed Term Contract, Part-time, Social Care
How we work:
Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families.
As a Family Support Worker based in Llandrindod you'll be working in our Family & Behaviour Support Service, under the direction and supervision of the Flying Start Health Visitors and Action for Children Practice Team Leader in the Flying Start area of Llandrindod. You will deliver a 6-12 week family focused service involving the whole family to improve outcomes for the children; providing bespoke packages of care to individual families adapting help to meet their needs and circumstances; where necessary work with Flying Start childcare settings/groups to improve outcomes for Flying Start children. You will be required to attend and report to local Flying Start meetings when necessary and play a key role in delivering the core Flying Start outcomes as part of the wider Flying Start team. Please note this post is to cover Maternity Leave.
How you'll make a difference:
By offering practical support, routines or support in the community
By providing bespoke packages of care to families
By working closely with Flying Start Health Visitors
By being an integral part of the Flying Start team
What you'll need
S/NVQ 3 Health & Social Care (Children Pathway), NNEB or equivalent level 3 vocational qualifications
Experience of direct work with pre-school children and a knowledge of parenting programmes
Knowledge and experience of effective record keeping for statistical and safeguarding purposes
Good IT skills for applications appropriate to the role
Full driving licence and access to a car
The job requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.
Post will be based at: Ysgol Trefonnen, Trefonnen Lane, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EP
Please contact Wendy Moss at Wendy.Moss@actionforchildren.org.uk for more information on this opportunity.
To apply or for more information, please go to https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/careers/ and click “Search for a Vacancy”.