Unqualified Family Support Worker

West Midlands


Salary: From £13 to £18 per hour

Job description

  • Will be responsible for undertaking Early Help Assessments and developing effective support plans in liaison with children, young people, their parent/carers and other professionals.
  • Will lead and chair Early Help Team around the Family meetings to ensure effective and timely interventions.
  • To support qualified social workers in completion of statutory assessments though the collation and recording of current and historical information held by the local authority and other professionals.
  • To support social workers in completion of statutory assessments through joint and independent visits to children and families for the purpose of gathering information and specifically establishing qualitative information on the views and wishes of children.
  • To support children, young people and parents by providing practical advice and assistance enabling them to engage with other services, develop positive and consistent routine of family life, and to develop positive relationships and behaviour management strategies within a family.
  • Undertake direct work with children, young people, and parents on a 1-1 and group basis promoting the welfare of children in need of support, care and or protection, including care leavers.
  • To complete independent written observations and reports of any direct work undertaken as part of a child’s plan and to attend assessment and planning meetings for children in need of support, care or protection, including care leavers, contributing verbal and written reports on their work.
  • Contribute to the development of written child in need plans and act as Lead Professional on behalf of Children’s Social Work under the direction of a qualified social worker or manager.
  • Facilitate and supervise contacts between children subject of care or protection plans and their parents/significant family members, completing observational reports as required.

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