Vacancy

Family Support Worker

Role Details

Job Title

Family Support Worker

Location

Fazakerley

Job Sector

Family Support

Job Salary

up to £10 (per hour)

Job Type

Full Time

Term of Work

Temporary

Description

We are currently recruiting for a Family Support Worker in Croxteth, 36 hours per week to start as soon as.

Pay: £10.00 per hour

Location: Croxteth

The successful candidate must hold one of the following; NVQ Level 3 (or above) in Child Care and Education/ Youth services/ Health and Social Care

Primary purpose of the job:
To provide direct supports to children, young people and their families facing a range of difficulties. This role will provide additional support at an early stage to help divert families from requiring higher threshold services.
The service will seek to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Improved school attendance
  • Improved school behaviour
  • Improved health
  • Reduced crime/ASB
  • Progress to work
  • Cost savings (reduction in level of risk, reduction in number of support workers/interventions, etc)

Main areas of responsibility: 

  • To work flexibly in partnership with schools who have identified children and young people who need additional support to achieve the service outcomes as outlined above
  • Develop effective relationships with parents and carers via a whole family approach, ensuring positive partnerships between parents /cares, pupils and schools are fostered and developed
  • Advise, assist and support parents to take responsibility for their child’s attendance, behaviour and health needs by building on the strengths of the family in addition to offering practical support where required
  • To promote the safeguarding of children and young people in accordance with LCC Safeguarding Procedures and the council’s framework for the care and protection of children
  • To work effectively and cooperatively with partner agencies using common processes including the Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Team Around the Family (TAF), and Lead Professional (LP) roles
  • Develop clear individual targeted plans of intervention in accordance with the needs of the child / young person and their family as part of the CAF process
  • To work within, adhere to and understand all LCC policies procedures and good practice guidelines specifically relating to confidentiality, data protection and data sharing protocols
  • To support families to develop practical parenting strategies that enhance positive parent – child relationships
  • To reduce inequalities in outcomes between the most disadvantaged children and the rest by implementing effective practices in narrowing the gap
  • To produce clear plans of support and robust records to demonstrate how outcomes aligned to service priorities have been achieved
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