Specialist Family Support Worker Jobs in Liverpool
Families Employment Specialist
Part time (0.6 FTE) with flexible hours
Location: Home Based (flexible)
Fixed term for 18 month initial contract
Are you passionate about supporting people to overcome barriers to secure meaningful employment? Do you have the resilience and drive to solve any problems that arise on this journey? If so, we are keen to hear from you.
It's an exciting time to join The Poppy Factory as we expand and offer services to more people within the military community. This new service commenced delivery in early 2023, and is the result of a funding pilot from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust.
The successful candidate will be working closely with our partners at The Ripple Pond to help the families and carers of veterans with health conditions gain and retain employment. They will also be supported by our existing team, building on the foundation of 100 years of experience and expertise in helping veterans with health conditions.
We are looking for people who place importance in values such as empathy, collaboration and adaptability and are especially interested in applicants who have lived-experience within the military community as a spouse or family member.
We anticipate this role will be primarily home-based with all necessary IT equipment provided, therefore applicants will need an appropriate space to work at home. There will be occasional travel required for national team meetings in Richmond. These currently take place 3 times a year and require an overnight stay. There will also be periodic in-person meetings with colleagues which can take place at a convenient location locally.
We are especially looking for people who meet the following:
- Lived experience of being a family member of serving military or veterans
- Experienced in helping others in need of support. This could be in employment, housing, health, social care. It could also be in a voluntary or personal capacity.
- Able to apply sound judgement and make reasoned decisions based on available information.
- Good at research and investigation, finding information and services that could help someone.
- A confident communicator with a warm and approachable manner.
- Someone who can quickly and successfully build rapport and relationships with colleagues, clients and partners.
- Creative problem solvers who are motivated by a challenge and focus on solutions.
- Strong sense of shared purpose with The Poppy Factory’s mission and values.
We are keen to make this role as accessible as possible to people who need a flexible working pattern and this can be discussed at interview. Hours could include weekends or evenings if this best serves the people we are supporting.
If you are excited to be part of an ambitious and growing service, this could be a fantastic role for you.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBT+ candidates as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.
The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer. We provide competitive terms and conditions of employment including:
- A generous company Pension scheme
- Company-paid life assurance
- 35 days' basic holiday entitlement (FTE) including Christmas closure and bank holidays
For the full job description and more information about the role please download the Candidate Pack
How to apply
To apply for this position please click "Apply for this job" to submit your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Tom Adam, Head of Service Development.
The closing date for applications will be 1 January 2024.
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Keiron Coombs.
No agencies please.
The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion within our workforce, including the volunteers who give their time to us. We work to maintain an environment where the needs and aspirations of all employees are met, irrespective of characteristics protected under the legislative framework of the Equality Act 2010. We expect everyone to understand and accept their personal responsibility to recognise and value differences and the unique contributions that people make to the way we deliver our work.
As an equal opportunities employer our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your covering letter if you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.
We are a family friendly employer and happy to discuss flexible working.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Would you like to be part of a global effort to eliminate hepatitis C? We would welcome enthusiastic applicants with a passion for delivering services to underrepresented communities to join our efforts and ensure we reach out to as many service-users as possible, enabling what can be lifesaving treatment for many.
We are looking to expand our community team in the Merseyside and Cheshire Operational Delivery Network and are keen to hear from applicants who may have experience within substance misuse services, supporting volunteers or may have been personally affected by hepatitis C.
We are currently looking for a skilled Peer Support Lead who has excellent communication and organisational skills. We require a good standard of education and welcome creativity.
Working under the guidance of the existing Peer Programme Manager and as a crucial team member in this area, the successful applicant will be integral to the continuation and development of the project, recruiting and coordinating peers. Working in partnership with hepatitis C clinical teams, drug and alcohol services and homeless service providers, the post will coordinate delivery of educational workshops, hepatitis C testing in community settings and ensure that service users are referred and supported through hepatitis C treatment and care.
This post requires extensive travel across the region, and it is desirable for the post holder to hold a clean driving licence and have their own vehicle for work related travel.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Can you make sure that kinship carers in England receive high quality, user centred training online and in person?
About the role
We have been awarded the Department for Education contract to deliver high quality training to kinship carers across England. You will be responsible for delivering high quality online and face-to-face training and managing a team of inhouse facilitators and external partners.
This is a new team so you will need to be someone who is comfortable with a high level of ambiguity and who is able to build outcome and target driven services from a user centred approach. We have a lot to do over the next 18 months.
From April 2024 to March 2025, your team will need to deliver exceptional training to 4,000 kinship carers in England through in person and online sessions. These are divided into introductory and advanced training. We will be delivering at least 16 roadshows across England so travel will be required in this role. In person training will also involve experiential learning in peer support groups and community venues. Introductory training will be delivered in-house.
You will also work with external expert facilitators and partners to develop new advanced training sessions and modules. Subject experts within Kinship, will also deliver training and you will need to ensure content and delivery meets a consistent standard.
The right person will need to work collaboratively with colleagues across Kinship and be used to working in cross-functional teams. You’ll need to be curious, detail orientated with an improvement mindset.
What we’ll offer you
Kinship offers 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This fixed-term role is open to flexible working (school hours would be considered). We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.
Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams. We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.
This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity!
Please apply for this role through BeApplied. You will be asked to answer five questions and attach your CV. You will have max 250 words per answer.
- Describe how your experience and your values are a good fit for this role
- This service needs to deliver 4,000 training experiences for kinship carers over 1 year, please clearly describe your experience of delivering high quality training at this scale and pace.
- If you were offered the role, what would you prioritise in the first two months and why? Tell us about what you’d need to find out and what would be your approach to the role.
- Please describe how you would ensure that training is meeting the needs of kinship carers (think about outcomes, evaluation and participation).
- How would ensure your team are motivated, high performing and delivering exceptional training – both in person and online?
Application deadline: 9:00am on Wednesday 13 December 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 19 December 2023 – in-person (Vauxhall). It is anticipated that this will be a one stage in-person interview process, but this may change depending on the volume and calibre of applications.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.
Last year alone, 14,000 professionals received our training. Over 80,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 100,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last six years, over 4,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.
Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.
The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for working with and supporting the Research Manager, and wider SafeLives Research, Evaluation & Analysis team. They will support the Drive Partnership to ensure our data and reporting remains rigorous and robust by taking a lead role on the ongoing research design, data collection, analysis, and delivery of our work.
They will manage, analyse, interpret, and present data and information to the Drive project team and local and national stakeholders in order to optimise the quality of implementation of the Drive model, ensure that the project achieves the greatest possible impact, and inform broader policy and practice in working with high risk/high harm perpetrators to disrupt abuse.
Benefits include a generous package including 25 days’ holiday per year plus public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Work scheme, access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and Flexible Working.
If this challenge sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you believe you have the qualities we have described, please take a look over the job description and submit a 500-word cover letter and CV.
Closing date: 9:00am on Wednesday 27th December 2023.
SafeLives is a committed provider of equal opportunities for all, please see our job description for full details.
No agencies please.
This organisation is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. Don’t miss your opportunity, apply now!
You’re caring, flexible and creative, thrive under pressure, know how to connect with people at all levels and really enjoy helping others to live as independently as possible. You’d also like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship’s Derwent Square as a Recovery Worker.
Derwent Square is a mental health project, that offers supported housing to 5 Residents. We are currently working to a recovery model and our aim is to provide stability and environment to learn skills that will promote independence in the customer. We provide a range of support services for people with mental health to access their local community, including living skills, support with medication management and peer support through individually tailored support plans. Our ultimate goal is to empower our customers with the skills for them to flourish in an independent setting.
We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone. That’s where you come in.
Responsible for helping and inspiring the people who use our services to maintain their tenancy and independence in the community, we’ll rely on you to work with them to come up with a personal support plan that will see them achieve their goals and aspirations. Whether it’s developing their domestic and finance management skills or accessing work, leisure or educational opportunities, one thing’s for sure ‐ you will have every chance to shine.
No relevant experience is required as full training will be provided, although candidates with an understanding of mental health issues and/or lived experience would be welcomed. More important is your caring and compassionate nature and empathy and enthusiasm for helping others. Whatever your background, you’ll need to be happy to work both independently and within a team and willing to be part of a weekly rota system and available for on call duties.
In return for your skills and enthusiasm, this role comes with some really great benefits and excellent training and development opportunities.
This is a permanent part-time role requiring the post holder to work 18.75 hours per week.
To apply, please visit our website and send a CV and covering letter explaining why you feel you are right for the role.
This is a rolling recruitment process. Candidates will be interviewed as and when they are shortlisted.
We are committed to increasing our diversity and welcome applications from those with Lived Experience.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke. We are looking for an innovative, passionate and professional individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join our Stroke Recovery Service based in East Berkshire.
Position: S1102 Stroke Association Support Coordinator
Location: Home based, East Berkshire, however, extensive travel will be required as part of this role (May include team meetings or other work-related meetings)
Hours: Part-time, 30 hours per week (flexible working considered)
Salary: Circa £21,933 per annum (FTE circa £25,500 per annum)
Contract: Our services are contracted, we currently have funding for this contract until 31 March 2025.
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 31 December 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.
The service aims to identify and address the needs of stroke survivors and carers across the stroke pathway, by providing a range of innovative support solutions, supporting them to meet their desired outcomes. A key part of the role will be to support service users and the delivery of the service.
Reporting to the Stroke Association Service Delivery Coach, the Stroke Association Support Coordinator will:
- Support new stroke survivors and their carers from hospital discharge into the community.
- Provide personalised information, advice and support.
- Support clients to make informed lifestyle changes which will help them to prevent further strokes
- Be accountable for volunteers, so experience of recruiting, training and managing volunteers would be an advantage.
- You will have excellent IT skills and demonstrate a flexible approach to your role.
The post holder will have experience/background in:
- A caring profession ideally with experience of supporting people with disabilities.
- Setting up and running virtual groups.
This role is home based, but extensive travel is required across the local area and occasionally further afield to visit people at home and in community settings. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they can meet this requirement of the role.
To fulfil the role you must be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK.
When you click to apply, you will be able to see the full responsibilities and person specification for further information on the role.
Please submit your CV, (including details of your current address), and a supporting statement of no more than two pages, demonstrating how you meet the person specification and what you bring to the role in terms of your skills and experience. Please state any preferences for flexible options in your covering letter. Applications from individuals who are seeking flexible working options, including reduced hours or job shares are welcomed.
About the Organisation
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.
We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.
We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.
We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.
In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles. If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!
You may also have experience in areas such as Care Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke, Care, Care Worker, Support Worker, Carer, Care Team Leader, Support Team Leader, Volunteering Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Support Group, Support and Advice, Social Care, Carer Support, Support Service, Vulnerable Adult, Social Care and Support Officer, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Volunteering Manager, Care and Support Officer, Social Care Worker, Health, Health Care, Support Worker, Care Worker, Social Care Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Relief Support Worker, Support Worker Disabilities, Day Centre Support Worker, Rehabilitation Support Worker, Night Support Worker, Stroke Support Worker, Disability, Disability Support, Stroke.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.
Location: Ellesmere Port
Discipline: Care and Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Expiry date: 30 Dec 2023 23:59
Are you looking for a meaningful career? Would you like the opportunity to become a dedicated manager, helping individuals with learning disabilities live the best life possible?
As a Deputy Service Manager at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. Supporting the Service Manager, you will be responsible for nurturing and inspiring those coming to work for Hft to help ensure we have the best staff teams offering great support services. This role also offers great opportunities for career progression to help you develop your knowledge and skills.
Hft is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We believe in a world where anyone with a learning disability can live within their community with all the choice and support they need to live the best life possible. We are looking for people who are naturally caring and compassionate and align with our values.
What’s in it for you?
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people to live the best life possible.
As a ‘Gold’ standard Investors in People accredited employer, we are committed to supporting colleague wellbeing as a priority. Within this, all Hft employees get access to TELUS Health – the world’s biggest 24/7 colleague counselling and support service. It is completely free for all colleagues to use in complete confidence, whenever and however they want to access it.
- Annual Leave: 33 days (including 8 days statutory bank holidays)
- Apprenticeships: Hft will fully fund and provide training for you to obtain your Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management within the first 12-18 months of your employment.
- Training: Access to award winning training and development
- Wagestream: Allows you to flexibly access your pay throughout the month and utilise a range of financial support, through its dedicated app
- Aviva Digicare + workplace: Access to wellbeing services including health checks, Digital GP and mental health support.
- Discounted mobile ‘phone contracts. As an Hft employee, you’ll be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s Employee Advantage programme, giving you up to 30% off.
- Care Friends: Employee referral app – earn money for referring your friends to work for Hft.
- Free life assurance: 3 x your annual salary
- Family friendly policies: term time only contracts, part time, annualised and compressed hours. Generous return to work bonus following maternity leave
About the role
Alongside the Service Manager, you are responsible and accountable for monitoring, maintaining and providing the highest standards of clinical and personal support and service delivery, while promoting independence and choice to the people supported in the service. You will support the Service Manager to manage and ensure the delivery of the service’s key quality and safety priorities by holding delegated responsibility in key areas of the day-to-day running of the supported living activity/service. You will also have delegated responsibility for the direct supervision and line management of a team of support workers. As a senior member of the team, you will promote and lead good practice at all times, doing all you can to make sure that the people we support and their colleagues come to no harm and that the people we support are satisfied with the level of support they receive by acting as an
exemplary role model.
As a Deputy Service Manager, flexibility is important for both you and for the service. You will be required to do on-call shifts during out of office hours. You will be expected to work 20% of your total weekly hours on shift across your assigned services and will be able to role model all aspects of a support worker role duties and responsibilities. Following your time on shift, and in general practice at all other times, you will have responsibility for reporting back to the Service Manager and for maintaining a continual dialogue loop of feedback that focuses on quality, and continuous improvement and learning and ensuring the smooth operation of the allocated group of services.
A full UK driving licence, with access to your own vehicle, is essential for the role.
- You will have significant, recent experience at a front-line management level in field of learning disabilities in regulated services which may have included being a Registered Manager
- You will have knowledge of legislation and guidance relating to adults with learning disabilities, CQC regulations and Health and Safety issues.
- You need good IT skills and experience of maintaining records to be a success in this role.
- You need to hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care or hold a level 3 diploma and be willing to undertake this level 5 apprenticeship qualification within an agreed reasonable timescale of 18 months as part of a development plan
- You will have the ability to lead and manage people and be a role model in all aspects of people leadership especially performance
- If you have the passion for delivering high quality care and support services to people with learning disabilities and you want to make a difference to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life – then this is the role for you.
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.
Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.
Salary: Band 7 £11.95 per hour
Location: Home based/Remote working
What we do
As the national body for youth work, NYA has a dual function. We are the professional, statutory, and regulatory body (PSRB) responsible for qualifications, quality standards and safeguarding for youth work and services in England. In line with our charity mission and aims, we also champion youth work through research, advocacy, campaigns, and programmes.
Our Digital Vision
By 2030, NYA envisions a digital youth work landscape where the extensive day to day use of technology and resources not only broadens our engagement with young people, but also respects and integrates their digital cultures and skills into our practices.
Youth workers will need to be skilled, equipped and informed to operate in this digital landscape as effectively as they do in real work environments.
About the Role
- This exciting new programme will support the development of Digital Youth Work nationally and as Digital Directors you will work with others to inform the design, development and testing of new and exciting youth work opportunitie
- We are seeking enthusiastic and imaginative youth ambassadors who are passionate about the world of Digital Youth Work to join us as Digital Directors.
- Whether you are into gaming, social media, virtual reality or just interested in Digital Youth Work, as Digital Directors we need your thoughts, ideas and energy to help shape the future of Youth Work!
- The successful candidates will work with young people across England to identify needs and gaps in youth provision and young people services. These roles will focus on engagement and participation with young people, supporting them to review their services, needs and explore digital opportunities to develop their local digital youth service provision.
The role will see each Digital Designer meeting various youth groups online, and on occasions face to face, consulting with the young people who are attending. In addition, there will be a commitment required for the Digital Designers to attend training offered to support them in their work with the young people.
Join us on this exciting journey to empower young people through digital youth work!
As an NYA Digital Director, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on young lives while exploring the potential of digital technologies to shape the future of youth work.
As a Digital Director you will
- Be part of an exciting new team of 15 Digital Directors (Youth Ambassadors) who will work with at least 225 young people to identify needs and gaps in youth provision and young people services.
- Have the opportunity to explore, test, review and implement cutting-edge digital technologies, including VR, AR, AI, gaming, and social media platforms.
- Work closely with young people from various communities across the country. Your role will involve reviewing and enhancing their local digital youth work offer. This will include brainstorming creative ideas, designing engaging digital content, and providing valuable insights to improve digital services and experiences for young people.
- Work with local youth services and young people service providers to review their current digital (and in-person) services, identify gaps and to create a plan to develop digital youth work opportunities to fill the identified gaps.
- Attend national events and complete NYA training to enhance your skills and knowledge, supporting you on your own journeys to adulthood.
- Support the development of training and skills development for youth services and service providers.
- Work as a team to evaluate and measure the overall success of the work.
- Please download our applicant pack to find out more about the role and requirements,
How to apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use our online application process to submit the following by 23:59 on 22nd December 2023.
An up to date CV setting out any jobs, responsibilities and achievements.
A covering letter (maximum two sides) explaining why you would like this role and use the 'About You' section to show how you would be a great Digital Director!
Please note that the covering letter is an important part of the application and we will not accept CV’s without one.
Diversity monitoring information – The Hireful ATS will ask for this optional data which will be stored separately and anonymously.
Help to apply
We are aware that for some people this may be the first time applying for a job, below are some links to follow for guidance on creating a CV and hints and tips on writing personal statements and covering letters.
CV Advice - Youth Employment UK
Tools, Guides & Support (continued) – Amplifi