We are recruiting Family Support Workers
ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A POSITIVE AND LASTING DIFFERENCE TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES?
Adopters for Adoption are looking for Family Support Workers across the UK to work on a casual ‘as and when’ basis in order to deliver our Safer Stronger Families Support programme.
Alongside your existing job and/or other commitments we would approach you to work with families in your local area in their own homes. You can decide on a case by case basis whether to accept a referral, but will need to commit to completing the full programme as required. This will involve working with the family in their home on a weekly basis following a structured programme with the use of evidence based outcomes. Visits are arranged at a time to suit you and the family, which is likely to include evenings and/or weekends.
With the skills to engage, motivate and challenge you will support family members, empower them and encourage positive therapeutic parenting.
A background in family support work, ideally with some knowledge of adoption and/or fostering you will need an understanding of the challenges of parenting children and young people who have experienced a traumatised start to early life. It is essential that you are Triple P trained and have at least one years’ experience of working with children and families, as well as a sound and up to date knowledge of safeguarding procedures. You must be able to evidence good communication, observation and report writing skills.
- Flexible hours – these positions are on a casual ‘as and when’ basis, therefore may be compatible with family life or alongside other employment
- Mileage allowance/travel costs
- Access to training
- Solution Focussed Brief therapy training
- Training in the use of ‘Outcomes Star’
- Regular supervision and support
- Working as part of a very supportive team
- Career development and a highly rewarding role
If you are interested and would like to find out more and/or submit an application please contact Katie Sprague at AFAAdmin@adoptersforadoption.com. An interview will be arranged. It is a requirement for this to be completed before we can progress your application.