Family Support Worker - Fostering Team

Location Slough
Job type Contract
Salary Up to £18.00 per hour
Contact Leon Ali
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Reference HQ00112092_1602581178

Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Family Support Worker to work full-time within a Fostering Team based in Slough.

The pay rate for this locum Family Support Worker job is paying (Outside of IR35) £18 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 3-month contract.

Main Duties:

  • To conduct comprehensive whole family assessments as required and produce appropriate written reports detailing family assessment and ensuring that these are recorded on the eCAF system.

  • Deliver brief and short term interventions when this is sufficient to meet family needs, and long term interventions using the Dundee Model of family support.

  • Act as dedicated Lead Professional at all stages of support from pre-assessment through to exit strategy, using support and challenge measures to ensure that parents and children engage and comply with the family’s action plan.

  • Coordinate support from external agencies and lead the Team Around the Family (TAF) approach.

  • Work with families at various times including early morning, evening and weekends, delivering services where they are required such as the family home and community settings.

  • Maintain effective records of family interventions and use the outcomes-based Family Star assessment tool to evidence the achievement of outcomes and enable evaluation recording these on the eCAF system.

  • Promote and contribute to early intervention processes using step up and step down approaches, supporting Social Care where appropriate and understanding when statutory interventions are required.

  • Ensure all interventions are conducted within an anti-discriminatory framework, and take into account issues such as race, gender, sexuality, disability etc, and deliver appropriate services to the diverse communities of Slough.

  • The post holder will be expected to take on additional duties and changes to the job description as required by your line manager commensurate with the post.

Requirements of the Family Support Worker:

  • Must have experience as a Family Support Worker within a Fostering Team (local authority or within an Independent Fostering Agency).

  • At least two years experience of intensive one to one work and group work with parents, children and young people from complex families.

  • Ability to assess complex family needs and work with families and agencies to form a comprehensive plan of action

  • Knowledge of Child Protection policies and procedures and Safeguarding and CAF.

  • Ability to work on a one to one basis and monitor and evaluate outcomes, including having good recording skills and keeping accurate client records.

  • Educated to A level or NVQ3 in Child Development, Youth Support, Health or Social Care, and/or a relevant professional qualification in these areas.


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