Care First Recruitment are currently recruiting for Family Support/ Contact Workers
Job Purpose: Family Support/ Contact Workers are social care professionals who provide assistance and guidance to children and families in need. Duties of a Family Support/ Contact Workers usually vary based on the setting. The Workers are required to work alongside Social Workers to plan and provide the support client needs, like helping them improve their home management or parenting skills. You may be required to show parents how things can be done, then support them until they can do these things on their own. By providing support to children, young people and families it will:
- Improve parenting capacity
- Increase aspirations and motivation
- Improving family functions with children feeling more secure and parents more confident in their parenting abilities
- To work in partnership with children, young people and families to plan and implement coordinated and child focused support
- To undertake supervised contact for children who are in the care of the local authority as well as for some children who are adopted or on a special guardianship order
- Facilitate contact between Guardian & family/child at contact in line with court direction.
- Supervise contact both in borough and out of borough
- Support children and young people to manage expectations of contact
- Guide children and young people on how to interact, play and develop
- Write comprehensive reports on each contact
- Ability to use IT equipment
- Maintain accurate records and reports on pieces of work carried out ensuring client confidentiality
- Immediately report to the centre any concerns of a child protection nature in accordance with policy and procedure
- Attend staff meetings or team meetings if required
- The ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with children and adults
- The ability to build good relationships with families
- The ability to help parents develop the skills they need to run their home
- A non-judgemental approach
- Report writing
You are required to have some practical experience working with children, young people and their families.
Candidates will need to have a Child Care, Social Work, Social Care, Counselling, Youth Work, Teaching or Relevant Qualification
You will need to pass a background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).