Family Support Worker (37 hours per week)
We are recruiting a Family Support Worker for a 37 hour per week post. This post will involve flexible working to facilitate the needs of the projects. The hours will include days, evenings and weekends (by rota).
Aim of Post
The successful candidate will work with the project teams to provide support and information to children young people and mothers.
- 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.
Essential Qualifications and Experience
- A recognised relevant qualification at a minimum of NVQ level 3 (or equivalent).
- A minimum of 1 years’ recent experience in supporting children and young people.
Salary: £17,333 per annum.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30 March 2016 at 12pm.
The 37 hour per week post is funded by SE Trust and is secure until 31 March 2017 and will be subject to continued funding.
If you have any problems downloading the application pack, please contact us.
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.
North Down & Ards Women’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.