We are a small friendly team, trusted by families for over 40 years and looking for an enthusiastic and confident practitioner to join us in helping families thrive. We offer clinical supervision, training, pension and generous holiday entitlement as well as wonderful colleagues.
As a Family Support Worker your role would vary depending on the particular needs of the family you are working with, some of which are complex. Challenges that some families face can include drug and alcohol abuse, domestic abuse, a parent in hospital or prison, marital or financial difficulties or a child or parent with a disability or challenging behaviour. You will need to have experience and understanding of trauma, as children who are referred often have low self-esteem, little self confidence often due to adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Trauma impacts on children and parents which then impacts on their parenting capacity and relationships with their children.
The role includes visiting them at least weekly to offer practical help and emotional support, listening and enabling change, helping families thrive. The preventative service is part of the B&NES Early Help offer support for whole families. Children, young people and their families are at the heart of our Family Support and Play Service and our team provide early support and intervention. We build on the strengths and resilience of families and communities empowering them to help themselves using the family partnership approach.
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Family Support Worker
£21,322 - £23,848
Full Time, 3 year contract
Bath office base, working across B&NES
Monday, 19 December 2022