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Family Support Worker - Staffordshire

Job Title: Family Support Worker - Staffordshire
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Cannock
Salary: £13.50 - 13.50 per hour
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

Family Support Worker  

Staffordshire County Council (WS11 0DY)

Salary: £13.50

Fulltime: 37 hours

Job Purpose:

The Service’s function is to ensure that all Staffordshire’s Looked After Children and Care Leavers achieve their full potential.

The Service works in partnership with children, families, and other professionals to promote resilience and improved outcomes for children

by providing and supporting non-stigmatising, stable placements and after care arrangements.

Key Accountabilities

To work with children, their families, and carers to promote stability enabling children to stay safe.

To work with children, their families, and carers to maintain positive relationships.

To safeguard and promote individual young people’s welfare and rights, providing good quality services which are free from oppressive features.

To undertake flexible and imaginative approaches in offering support to children, their families, and carers.

To work with children, their families, and carers to promote good outcomes for children.

In respect of Looked After Children, to complete Life Story Work and prepare young people for new placements.

To support families and young people where there is a risk of placement breakdown.

To take case responsibility for cases where there is not a requirement that this is held by a social worker.

To support the completion of relevant assessments under the specific direction of a social worker/senior    practitioner/Team coordinator or Team Manager.

To participate in Planning Meetings and Reviews and all other relevant meetings

If required, on occasion give evidence in both civil and criminal Court proceedings.

To take responsibility for the accurate recording of all the work undertaken on the electronic case file

To participate in team meetings, supervision sessions and training where appropriate.

To work as a member of a team and communicate effectively with colleagues.

To use IT resources as required.

To actively contribute to the on-going development of the service, commensurate with the grade of the post.

In exceptional circumstances and following a risk assessment to stay overnight in the homes of children and families for whom we are providing a service.

To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post although suitable adjustments will be made in line with the Disability Discrimination Act.

Special Requirements

 To be a car driver and provide a car with appropriate insurance cover for use at work. (Suitable adjustments can be made in line with the Disability Discrimination Act).

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

For more information, please apply with your up to date CV or email Nana Kyeremeh on or contact me on 02085149137