Children and Families Support Worker

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    Health & Social Care

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  • Contact:

    Madge Smith

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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  • Start date:

    08/02/2021 11:01:19

Children and Families Support Worker/Supervised Contact - 2 days per week (Part time)
£12.92 per hour

Search is recruiting for a Children and Families Support Worker on behalf of a client in Bolton. They are looking for a candidate that has experience of Supervised Contact with Children and Families.

Duties of the role:

* Family Support Worker required 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) to from 9am to 5pm full days to support client with extended contact with her children at her home address.
* The contract may extend to alternative Saturdays to support contact.
Key Role Accountabilities:

* To contribute to protecting children and young people from danger, harm and abuse, assessing and acting upon risk and supporting children that have been abused.
* Establish and maintain relationships with parents supporting them through group activities and to deliver a variety of evidence based parenting sessions, in line with Greater Manchester delivery models.
* Observe, assess and enhance the development and behaviour of children, focusing on the principles of school readiness and EYFS.
* Work with vulnerable families who may have complex needs and those who find services hard to reach, supporting them to develop and maintain relationships in their wider social environments and working with them in times of crisis.
* Prepare clear and concise reports on individual children and families progress as required in collaboration with parents and carers and to occasionally provide written and verbal information to the court system.
* Work to the principles of the EYFS, in order to develop, implement and evaluate specific plans and activities to meet individual needs of children enabling them to participate confidently and effectively in activities.
* Work in partnership with families in their own home, providing them with practical and personal support to enable them to function more effectively as family unit, negotiating desired outcomes and preparing programmes of activities as part of a family plan, Early Help or Early Support Plan.
* Communicate and work with a range of professionals and agencies ensuring a seamless service for children and families, managing and providing information to support effective decision-making.
* Manage the effective use and maintenance of equipment and resources. Including occasional opening and closing of buildings.
* Escort children and families to appointments as appropriate, including accompanying children to school when required.
* Encourage, support and supervise parents and family members during contact with their children, using the principles of the EYFS to improve the quality of contact for looked after children.
* Support, mentor and supervise students and volunteers across a range of service delivery.
* Any other duties in line with the post, which may be required from time to time.

To be considered for this role you must be:

* Eligible to work in the UK
* Enhanced DBS
* References

Please email your CV to: madge.smith@search.co.uk

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age