Early Help Children & Family Support Worker

Posted 02 December 2021
Salary£18 - 20 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineHealth & Social Care
ReferenceEHCF Support Worker
Contact NameDane Matthews

Job description

~ Early Help Children & Family Support Worker ~

Spencer Clarke Group are working in partnership with Knowsley Borough Council to appoint a Family Support Workers to their Early Help Children & Family Service.

3 – 6 month agency contract with a view to being extended on an ongoing basis.

36 Hours per week

Location – Knowsley, L36 6GA.

Rate of Pay - £18.22+ per hour – Higher rates can be negotiated for more experienced candidates.

*** Must have experience of working directly with families with multiple needs with children aged 0-18.***

About the Role;

To provide direct work with families - both children and parents to support the delivery of a family's plan.

Key Responsibilities;

  • To act with persistence, assertiveness and creativity in order to engage challenging, ‘hard to reach’ families with multiple needs which may impact negatively on outcomes for children, adults and the family as a whole.
  • To undertake direct work with individual children, young people and parents to find practical solutions to a range of issues. This may involve assisting with school attendance, home routines or other practical aspects of family life.
  • To contribute towards family based assessments and other appropriate assessments.
  • To contribute towards the development of an ‘outcome-focussed’ intervention support plan to meet the identified needs of children young people and their families.
  • To have a good understanding of risk and be able to respond appropriately to incidents relating to child protection and safe guarding and maintain client confidentiality and information sharing protocols.
  • To ensure that children, young people and families are fully involved in planning and decision making and are consulted about the project’s work and supported to represent their views.
  • Provide group-work interventions to young people on a range of issues such as sexual health, substance misuse, crime and disorder and equality and diversity
  • To contribute to the protection of the public and the safeguarding of children and young people, taking particular account of policy and procedures on the support and management of young people who are vulnerable or present a risk of harm to others
  • To maintain accurate, quality and timely records on the Early Help Module and actively support the audit process and use analysed findings to improve future practice.
  • To work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. This will encompass some early mornings, evenings and weekend work which may take place in service-users homes.

Job Requirements;

  • Eligibility to work in the UK. (Passport or Working Visa)
  • Enhanced DBS & Barred List Check. (Child and Adults)
  • Reference Contact Details covering the last five years. (Names, numbers and email addresses)

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please send a copy of your most recent CV to dm@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk and contact Dane on 01772 954 200 as soon as possible.