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Family Support Worker - Independent Fostering Agency

  • Salary: £14430 - £20335 per annum + 16 Hour Week Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Date posted: 16-04-2018
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Support Work, Social Care, Social Work
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00003229_1523865481

Charles Hunter Associates are working for a national fostering agency who are looking for a Family Support Worker to facilitate the needs of the children and young people in foster care in Telford on a 16 hour per week contract.

I am looking for an individual who is passionate about improving the lives of children and young people and looking for the flexibility to manage your own workload.

The company are offering a competitive basic salary, car allowance, 20 days' annual leave, company pension scheme and a clear path for progression.

Reporting to the Principal Social Worker, the Family Support Worker will be responsible for promoting the stability of placements by providing concise written and verbal reports and attend meetings with professionals from Social Services, Education and Health.

As Family Support Worker, you will receive

  • Salary of £14,430 - £20,240 (pro rata)
  • Pro Rata Car Allowance approx. £1,500 per annum
  • 20 Days Holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Pension Scheme (pro-rata)

The responsibilities of the Family Support Worker will include:

  • To provide outreach and support to Foster Carers in their daily activities
  • To undertake specific tasks related to aspects of the young person's care plan
  • To provide reports for the fostering agency, local authorities or courts in accordance with achieving the aims of the fostering agency.
  • To transport children to family contact sessions
  • To manage any issues the foster carer may be having with the children in their care.
  • To work flexible hours on a seven-day period

The ideal candidate will have a basic theoretical knowledge of child development and some experience of working with children and young people. An NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People is desirable but not essential.

You must have a Full UK Driver's License and undergo an Enhanced DBS disclosure.