Family Support Worker
We are recruiting a Family Support Worker.
Hours: 37 hours per week- rota system including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
Salary: £9.56 per hour (£18,393.44 per annum)
Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave plus public holidays (increasing to 30 with length of service)
Pension: 4% employee contribution, 8% employer contribution
Location: North Down and Ards area This post is funded by the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and subject to continued funding.
Summary of Post
- To be aware of the needs of children/young people and mothers in the projects and work as part of a team to ensure that these needs are met.
- To be aware of, and to promote, the principles underpinning children’s rights and parental responsibilities.
- To work as part of a team with direction to maintain recreational and supported play facilities and services for children/young people and mothers in refuge, advice centre and community settings.
- To work as part of a team to identify, assess and respond to the physical, psychological, emotional, social and educational needs of all the children/young people and mothers.
- To liaise and advocate on behalf of children/young people and mothers with external agencies. This may involve accompanying them to appointments.
- Ensure that all relevant administrative tasks are completed and reviewed appropriately.
- To assist in the provision of the 24-hour refuge On-Call cover through our established rota systems.
- Self-help is the philosophy of Women’s Aid. Workers will be responsible for promoting the practice of self-help by empowering and supporting mothers in their relationships with their children.
- Workers will be responsible for promoting the practice of self-help by empowering and supporting children and young people in their relationship with their mother.
Applicants should have
- A minimum of 1 years’ experience providing ongoing individual support for both women and children or family support in a residential or community setting.
- Recent experience of working with individuals in crisis.
- Recent experience of clients with complex needs.
- Minimum of 3 GCSE ‘s (or equivalent) including English and Maths.
- QCF Level 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent (NVQ Level 3 etc) or a recognised childcare qualification
The closing date is 12pm on Friday 30th April 2021.
Due to the level of contact with vulnerable women and children, the lawful recruitment of females for this post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (2e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976. In order to comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, North Down & Ards Women’s Aid are required to explore the successful candidate’s suitability to work with vulnerable adults and children through ACCESS NI pre-employment screening.
North Down & Ards Women’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.