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Family Support Worker - Substance Misuse

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£29,799 per year pro rata
Part-time (28 hours per week)
Contract (12 months contract)
Job description

Are you passionate about improving support for families affected by substance misuse?

This could be the perfect role for you! The Family Support Worker is an exciting role within a growing and dynamic team, where you can help to make a real difference to the lives of unpaid carers in Lambeth. 

Having identified a gap in the identification of young carers and adult carers looking after someone with substance misuse issues, over the past year we have successfully piloted a project to identify and provide long-term support to these carers. We are now entering the second year of the project, and are looking for a new Family Support Worker to bring their expertise, enthuasism and ideas to the next stage of the project. 

The Family Support Worker will work across our Young Carers and Adult Carers Service to provide support to families affected by substance misuse, through whole-family assessments and reviews. The successful candidate will ensure that adult and young carers, and their families, have access to a range of emotional and practical support appropriate to their needs.

The successful candidate will have an understanding of working within the substance misuse field and an understanding of associated health and social issues. They will preferably have experience of working with both adults, children and young people. We are seeking candidates with a professional qualification in health & social care, youth or community work, and/or direct experience of delivering family focused interventions.

If you are looking for a fast paced, rewarding project that will make a lasting difference to carers, we would love to hear from you. 

About Us
Carers’ Hub plays a vital role in Lambeth, supporting the many unpaid carers across the borough. Our work stems from the fact that carers often go about their roles despite the toll it might take on their own wellbeing, often having to make sacrifices that hamper their own ability to lead a normal life. Whether financial, educational or otherwise, we seek to limit the challenges that carers face. We achieve this through four core workstreams: 

  1. raising awareness of carers, 

  2. influencing local policy through community engagement activities, 

  3. improving carer wellbeing and

  4. connecting carers to each other and to support and training opportunities through our services. 

Closing date: 9am Friday 10th May 2024

Please not we are actively interviewing for the role and may close applications early if a successful candidate is recruited. 

 

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Carers Hub View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Posted on: 12 April 2024
Closed date: 10 May 2024 at 09:00
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker, Practitioner

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