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Family Support Worker

Job Description

Family Support Worker - Havering Council

Job Description

The primary purpose of this role is to work with children and families alongside workers within Prevention & Intervention and other agencies to:

  • Provide a broad range of services with the aim of supporting families by improving family relationships, improving parenting and breaking negative cycles.
  • Promoting positive and healthy outcomes for children & young people.
  • Ensuring safeguarding at all times.

The Family Support Worker will report to the Advanced Practitioner/ Senior Practitioner/ Practice Manager/Team Manager. The successful candidate will be required to occasionally work outside normal office hours.


  • Experience of working with children and families from a variety of backgrounds and developing and delivering effective provision in either the public or voluntary sector.
  • Experience of effective partnership or cross sector, multi agency work.
  • Experience of working with families on practical parenting tasks and delivering parenting programmes.
  • Experience of preparing reports and assessments in respect of children this may include presenting to Court..
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise work effectively.
  • Full UK driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Full time position, 36 hours per week based at St Kilda's Children's Centre. £20 per hour.

Apply Now

If you are passionate about improving the lives of children and families and meet the requirements for this role, please apply by sending your CV to or call the office on 01772 208 964.