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Family Support Workter

  • Job reference: JN FSWTH
  • Location: Grays, 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 of Thurrock.
In this post 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.
Duties within the post.
*Job description ;

* To co-ordinate the completion of life story books for children placed for adoption and children in foster care. This involves making contact with birth families, previous foster carers and agencies to gather photos, memories and information of their time with the children. The books will be completed in partnership with the adoptive family.

* To support children and young people to understand their journey through their life story book. To work alongside the Adoption and CLA Teams to complete good quality books for children.

* Working alongside Adoption Team and CLA Team social workers to undertake direct work with children in preparing them to move for adoption.

* To sign post birth families to appropriate services.

* To maintain case recordings.

* To report any safeguarding concerns to the Team Manager.

What you will need to succeed in this role.

* Must have experience of working with children and young people and parent/carers, preferably in a social care/ youth work setting
* Child development Knowledge
* A proven ability to work flexibly, undertaking out of hours work- including mornings and evenings as required by the service
* Driving Licence
If you are interested in applying for this role or if you would like information about any roles in your area please call John on the number provided, or by applying direct to this advert.

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
*An extensive and exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
*Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
*Payroll service twice a week
*Ltd and PAYE payment options available
*Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
*Loyalty schemes / bonuses
*Disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge


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.