Potton Kare Services

About Us

We are an edge-of-care provision and our team of specialised Family Support Workers and Registered Social Workers are experienced in working with children of all ages. We help families with complex issues and challenges, such as learning difficulties, mental health problems, drug and alcohol abuse, and violence in the home (the toxic trail) or where a child is at risk of entering the care system.

We have a long-standing reputation for managing difficult situations and working with families who may be hard to reach and only engage superficially.

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Potton Kare Services

Family Support Worker
Salary: £10.00-£12.00 per hour (Self-employed) Flexible working hours
Location: North & South London, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire

Potton Kare Services are recruiting Family Support Workers in the Essex, North and South London and Hertfordshire areas. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed people who are able to offer emotional and practical support and who are confident in visiting children and families with complex needs in their homes or, within a community setting. You will need to be able to remain focused and calm in what can be a stressful and emotional environment, but remain family centred and professional at all times.

The role includes holding a caseload, intensive direct work with children, young people and their families, within their homes and community to address a range of issues which impact on family life and functioning, such as parental ability, substance misuse, domestic violence, poverty and housing. The role also involves dealing with partner agencies to ensure that children and their families are well supported across relevant agencies.

You will be carrying out independent but low-risk interventions and assessments to identify the family’s needs or deliver services directly to families. You will assist more experienced colleagues in delivering complex service activities or assessments and develop your own skills and experience.

If you are interested in becoming a Family Support Worker where your own life experiences have involved interaction with children and families who have required support and practical help or through a voluntary role, we provide free training which, is inclusive but not limited to, NVQ Level 4 Health & Social Care; Child Protection, Safe Guarding Adults and Safe Guarding Children, Attachment Disorder and Child Sexual Exploitation. We offer continuous online training, support and guidance to all our new and existing employees and self-employed workers.

All successful applicants will need to be a car driver and hold a clean UK driving licence would be desirable.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). All post-holders working with children and vulnerable adults will be expected to complete an Enhanced DBS Children and or Adults check (or be registered on the update service) prior to commencing employment.

The Potton Group is committed to upholding Equal Opportunities and encourages the fair treatment of its employees, potential employees or users of its services, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, marital status, sexuality, religion, background and personality.

We provide continuous, free online training to support you with your career development.

If you are interested in our Family Support role, or would like to become a Family Support Worker, please contact Potton Recruitment team on 01268 968541 or email Recruitment@potton-kare-services.co.uk to request an application pack.

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