Family Support Workers

  • Bank
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • July 17, 2022
  • £10 - £13.50 per hour

Orchard House Family Assessment Centre

Family Support Workers – Family Assessment Centre

DO YOU WANT TO WORK FOR AN ‘OUTSTANDING’ (OFSTED, 2019) FAMILY ASSESSMENT CENTRE MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES?

ARE YOU COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING AND ENSURING THE BEST OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT FAMILIES EXPERIENCING A RANGE OF COMPLEX DIFFICULTIES AT A KEY TIME IN THEIR LIVES WHEN THEY REQUIRE INTENSIVE AND ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT?

We are recruiting additional Family Support Workers to join our friendly, committed and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team – we are currently looking for both permanent (full or part time) and bank members of staff.

The primary role of the Family Support Worker is to safeguard, care for and support young children and their parents during a period of residential assessment. Orchard House Family Support Workers play a key role in:

  • Supporting parents to develop the skills necessary to meet their child’s physical and emotional needs
  • Caring for and safeguarding babies and young children
  • Providing sensitive feedback
  • Making observations both in person and via CCTV
  • Recording accurate and objective written information to inform assessments
  • Providing around the clock and intensive monitoring and support, tailored to each family’s specific needs

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be committed to making a positive difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and families in the UK
  • Hold safeguarding at the heart of their actions and decisions, recognising the importance of information sharing
  • Demonstrate empathy throughout their work with families
  • Be able to communicate sensitively, have good listening skills and build good working relationships with families
  • Remain calm under pressure
  • Be able to make accurate and objective electronic records
  • Remain non-judgemental, demonstrating commitment to supporting people in difficult circumstances
  • Have practical knowledge and understanding of child development and the needs of children

We offer competitive rates of pay and, along with peer support and the opportunity to work as part of a team, you will receive supervision and excellent training organised by our experienced Assessment Team to develop and build upon your existing skills.

In recent years our Family Support Workers have progressed on to run specialist workshops, to become a Social Work Assistants or Team Leader and to start their professional Social Work training.

Visit our webiste to learn more about us – www.orchardhousefac.co.uk

Should you wish to have an informal chat about the role please don’t hesitate to contact Bryony Forgan or Sharon Grindle on 01823 351785

ORCHARD HOUSE IS COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS. AN ENHANCED DBS CHECK WILL BE COMPLETED FOR SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES.

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Job Overview
  • Salary
    £10 - £13.50 per hour
  • Job Category
    Health / Social care
  • Minimum Age
    18
Job Location