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Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea
£19,974 - £22,584 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Family Action runs nine children’s centres in Southend and require experienced Family Support Workers to ensure children and their families receive practical and emotional support using a mixture of home visiting, informal, targeted and structured groups delivered within the children’s centres.

As a Family Support Worker you would work alongside families in their homes, the children’s centres and the wider community offering practical and emotional support, empowering families to help themselves and supporting adults in their role as parents/carers.  This would include helping parents to develop household routines, behavior management strategies, parenting skills and assisting them to link with other services.

You would need to have a qualification in childcare/child development, health and social care, counselling or a related professional qualification equivalent to at least NVQ3. A good understanding of the development needs of children, parenting and a solid understanding of mental health and disability issues, drug and alcohol use, domestic violence and poverty and the way these impact on children and family life.  Experience of working with children and their families, including experience of running groups and evaluating their effectiveness along with access to a vehicle to enable travel to and from visits.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We are a people focused, can-do organisation that strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Please download an application form from our website to apply. 

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Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and ... Read more

Posted on: 28 February 2020
Closing date: 28 May 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development,Practitioner

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