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Family Support Worker – Haringey

  • Locations

    Haringey, London
  • Salary

    £27040 - £37440 per annum
  • Sector

    Social Care, Social Care & Health
  • Type

    Temporary

Job Title: Family Support Worker

Location: North London

Job Description:

We are seeking a dedicated and compassionate Family Support Worker to join our team and make a meaningful difference in the lives of families affected by domestic/sexual abuse. The ideal candidate will be committed to providing holistic support to mothers, children, and young people (CYP) during their time in refuge and as they transition into the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Developing and Delivering Services:

    • Provide personalised 1:1 family support services to families residing in the refuge, addressing the impact of domestic/sexual abuse on the family unit.
    • Collaborate in planning and delivering activities tailored to parents and CYP, including educational, leisure, and therapeutic services.
    • Facilitate the strengthening of parent-child relationships and empower families to enhance their resilience.
  2. Assessment and Risk Management:

    • Conduct comprehensive assessments of families’ needs and risks, utilising organisational assessment tools and evaluation methods.
    • Assess and promote parenting skills and children’s needs while supporting safety planning for families.
    • Manage safeguarding incidents related to children in the refuge, liaising with relevant authorities as necessary.
  3. Development of Early Years/Holiday Play Schemes:

    • Create inclusive and engaging play environments and sessions for CYP within the refuge.
    • Contribute to fundraising efforts to sustain and expand play schemes.
    • Provide supervision and guidance to volunteers and sessional workers involved in play sessions.
  4. Integrated Working and Partnership:

    • Collaborate proactively with internal and external services to ensure holistic support for service users.
    • Facilitate access to relevant services for CYP with additional needs, fostering partnerships with local institutions.
    • Maintain accurate records of service users and utilize Solace’s electronic database effectively.
    • Engage in fundraising activities and procurement of donations for the benefit of CYP in refuge.

Corporate Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure adherence to organisational policies and procedures.
  2. Promote awareness and integration of Equality & Diversity policies within the community.
  3. Uphold the service user voice in all aspects of service delivery and development.
  4. Attend relevant meetings and training sessions.
  5. Act as an ambassador for the organisation.

Qualifications:

  • Qualification in Child Development, Youth & Community Work, or equivalent at NVQ level 3 or higher.
  • First Aid/Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
  • Safeguarding training.

Note: While the above duties and responsibilities are outlined, they are not exhaustive.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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