Family Support Worker

Full Time
Salary: £27.00 per hour
Location: Islington, London
Sectors:Professional Services

Early Help Family Support
Full time: 36/hrs a week
Start date: ASAP

AKTON Recruitment is working closely with the local authorities and we are looking for a Early Help Family Support / Family Support Worker in the Islington area. Enhanced DBS required.

Key responsibilities
1. Provide a flexible, graduated approach which responds to the identified needs of families. This will range from offering hands on practical help to intensive support to families in their homes at a variety of times including early morning, evenings or at weekends.
2. Undertake the role of Lead Professional, co-ordinating the professional network through a Team around the Family and one whole family plan which is reviewed and adjusted regularly in order to meet the family's continuing needs.
3. Complete collaborative early help assessments and SMART family friendly action plans to address family needs and improve family functioning.
4. Establish effective professional relationships with key partners such as health, employment services, targeted and specialist services, schools, housing and early years' settings.
5. Work in partnership with parents/carers to increase parental confidence and capacity, supporting healthy attachment and encouraging containing and nurturing relationships that promote child development.

Minimum NVQ level 3 or equivalent level, in early years, family support, education, health, social care, play/youth work or similar, with post qualifying experience as a practitioner in a related fieldwork setting.