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.

 WE OFFER:

  • 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.

Adopters for Adoption Limited, is registered company in England and Wales under company registration number 8689629, with the registered office - Malvern View, Saxon Business Park, Hanbury Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 4AD.

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