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Family Support Worker

  • Job reference: JN SEOSEYW
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Unqualified Social Work
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Job description: We are looking to recruit a Family Support worker to be part of a multi-disciplined team in the community. You will provide proactive and responsive support to families, often with complex needs, to help them improve their quality of life and engage with other voluntary and statutory services.

Main Purpose:
To provide professional and comprehensive casework to a caseload of children and young people in the Southend area. You will provide support and interventions to vulnerable children and families to address safeguarding concerns and reduce risks to children and young people.

Key Responsibilities:
*To provide an efficient and cost effective service to children, young people and their families, ensuring that the needs of the children and their parents/carers are professionally assessed.

*To investigate, evaluate and analyse information on cases, demonstrating clarity of assessment, reliability of information, evidences conclusions and realistic action plans. Ensure adequate recording that evidences practice

*To develop practice, which takes a holistic view of the individual, locating them in both their immediate and extended social circles, and having full regard to their overall development needs.

*To be familiar with Equal Opportunities good practise and the Council requirements for diversity and to implement this in all aspects of working practice and promote it in the team, workplace and wider organisation.

*To ensure that all case management complies with the statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures.

*To prepare and submit written reports relevant to the service provided Fieldwork Services
*To ensure the Team Manager is kept fully appraised of problems arising from workload and seek advice as and when necessary.

*To use ICT as required to maintain accurate case records, and to be able to report on key performance management data.

*To proactively liaise with and work in partnership other agencies and organisations, parents and carers.

*To attend conferences, reviews and court as required for each case presenting the Council plans and opinions with professionalism and integrity.

In order to apply for this post you will have.
Foundation Degree Level qualification or equivalent
Knowledge of child protection
Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issues.
Knowledge & understanding of the Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families
Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations guidance & policy issue

Working with Service Care Solutions offers many benefits including:
*A specialist consultant within an experienced Social Work recruitment team
*Consistently excellent rates of pay
*An extensive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
*Payroll service twice a week

If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call John at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208964 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So if you know anyone who would be perfect for this role and they are placed into work you receive £250 once their probationary period has been completed.