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Family Support Worker

£10 - £13 per hour
Apply2019-05-08 14:04:171970-01-01Resourcing Group Futures

Family Support Worker

Date posted: May 8, 2019
£10 - £13 per hour
Cumbria, England
Job description

Role: Family Support Worker

Based: Cumbria (roles based across Cumbria including Kendal, Maryport and Carlisle)

Salary: £10-13 ph (dependent of experience)

Length: 6 months ongoing (with possibility of a permanent position)

Hours: 37 hours

Start date: Immediate

We are recruiting on behalf of one of the UK's leading Children's Charities for 4 Family Support Workers to work with vulnerable families and children across Cumbria.

We are recruiting for Family Support Workers to join both their Early Help and Edge of Care teams.

Early Help Project Worker

  • Responsible for providing a range of Early Help and Targeted Support services for children aged 0 - 12 years and families using an outcome based approach
  • Supporting families in family centres, their homes, schools and community health centres
  • Working with families and children with a range of needs including housing, debt, benefits, substance misuse, mental health, learning disabilities, domestic violence, poverty, teenage parents, nutrition etc.
  • Contributing to the provision a range of group activities to support children's needs and also parents in their parenting, through the facilitation of programmes, such as Resilience groups for children, Recovery Toolkit, and Nurturing Parenting Programme
  • Working in close partnership with a range of service, agencies and professionals including Social Services, Targeted Family Support, Specialist Charities, Housing Providers, Health and Education Services
  • Working collaboratively to positively impact on vulnerable children in relation to their 'families', 'health and wellbeing', 'readiness to learn' and 'community resilience'

Edge of Care Project Worker

  • Working with families whose children are on the edge of care and providing intensive support to the family (working with both the parents and the children)
  • Working with families in homes, the community, schools and centres and supporting them with a range of needs and issues including domestic violence, neglect, truancy, substance misuse, mental health, learning disabilities etc
  • Working closely with Social Services, CAMHS and other partner agencies and attending a range of multi-agency meetings and conferences advocating on the wishes and needs of the child and family
  • Ensuring the safety of children, young people and families using the service, protecting and promoting their rightsThe successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable children and families and a working knowledge of safeguarding.

For details on this or any other role please contact Ria Hjelm-Smith on 0161 413 5771 or email

  • Essential Requirements:

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 654238_1557320655