Service Care Solutions Ltd

Family Support Worker

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting an experienced Family Support Worker on behalf of Oldham Council's Children with disabilities team.

Children with Disabilities/Short Breaks Team

Family Support Worker

Supporting the work of a team undertaking direct work with children and families, to promote and safeguard the welfare of children, in accordance with their appropriate plans and strategies, working with children who are subject to child protection/children in need plans and/or in the care of the local authority.

The role involves working with colleagues from all agencies to ensure effective service delivery, promoting co-ordinated integrated working for the best outcomes for the child/young person and their families.

Key Tasks:

  • To assess children with disabilities for short breaks, write up and implement individual support plans for children and young people, in partnership with parents, carers, and other agencies.

    To be able to review these plans on a regular basis to ensure they are meeting the needs of the children.

  • To work directly with children, young people and families, providing practical help, advice and guidance on issues affecting family, relationship and functioning especially in areas relating to child's additional needs.

    This will include assessment visits and direct work with family support tasks at families homes.

  • To develop a local knowledge and understanding of resources which are available to meet the needs of the child and family, e.g.

    Local Offer, Targeted services, voluntary agencies, local children's centres, family activities, leisure facilities, support groups for child/family, support of health related issues such as sexual health or drugs.

  • To assist in the review and evaluation of cases, through observations, assessment and monitoring, ensuring actions are followed up.

    To ensure files and records are accurately maintained, reflecting partnership with families, and maintained in accordance with Council policies and procedures.

    Information should be appropriately shared with other professionals.

  • To provide written and verbal contributions to, multi-agency meetings and to hold TAC meetings cases as appropriate.

  • To supervise, and use observation and assessment skills to provide detailed and accurate recordings.

  • To assist in the development and delivery of groups work for parents and young people in a variety of settings, working with other agencies.

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    The benefits of working with Kyle at Service Care Solutions:
    , You will receive a dedicated and personal consultant with a vast knowledge of social work in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire regions.

    , We are a nationwide supplier of Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities which means we have a wide variety of exclusive roles based all over the country
    , We provide frequent updates of new opportunities via text and email and phone call.

    , We have an expert payroll service which is processed twice a week

    *Service Care Solutions also offer a referral fee of £250 for anyone you may know


    Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

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