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Family Support Worker

Job Title: Family Support Worker
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Antrim
Industry:
Salary: £12.00 - 15.70 per hour
REF: BSAFCIRELAND
Contact Name: Bal Sunner
Contact Email: Bals@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

4Recruitment Services are seeking  a Family Support  Worker/Practitioner to provide services to our client who has sites  based in  Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Choices Family Support Service (CFSS)  is an outreach service working in families homes covering the Northern Trust area. 

CFSS aims to support young people age 10-17 years and their families to overcome and manage issues regarding mental health, emotional health and well-being and risk of family breakdown. CFSS provide one to one support for young people, family work and work with parents. They aim to enable young people to make positive choices and express ambitions for the future.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • You will be working closely with children and their families, learning about their strengths and challenges and putting together an assessment of their needs.
  • You will be a vital member of the team, skilled in providing a high level of professional childcare and social work practice using a wide range of therapeutic interventions.
  • Your role as family support practitioner within the service will entail supporting young people to overcome and better manage difficulties they are facing by assessing needs, agreeing a service plan, carrying out agreed work and reviewing on a regular basis.   
  • You will work with families experiencing complex challenges and be creative in your approaches in engaging families who may be avoidant and resistant to your efforts.
  • You will provide reports to referrers which critically analyse progress and outcomes achieved and which will inform decision making on children’s and their families circumstances going forward.
  • You will be skilled in overcoming the challenges in maintaining and developing effective working relationships with external agencies to ensure the best outcomes for children, young people and their families.

The working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. It can include some early evening work to suit working parents.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 or above or equivalent/related health, counselling or social care qualification OR 5 years’ experience working in a multi-disciplinary team providing services to families and children aged 10-17 years.
  • Extensive experience of working with young people and parents, preferably in age range 10-17.
  • Experience of working with various issues particularly low level mental health issues (anxiety, self-harm, low mood) and low esteem etc.
  • Good working knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.
  • Competence in the use of IT packages including MS Windows and Office along with email and internet and good record keeping.

What we offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 0800 988 6307 or email  gpadmin@4recruitmentservices.com.

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