Family Support Worker

Job details:
Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: £12.80 per hour
Contract: Permanent
Holidays: 12 statutory days (pro rata) 20 Annual days (pro rata).
Location: Downpatrick

Job Background
Bryson Energy Children’s Service aims to provide a customer focused service to Tier 3 families, children & young people 0-18 years under stress, offering practical and emotional support to enable families to manage their daily lives with increased confidence and independence. (Tier 3 – Northern Ireland Family Support Model)

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To develop a caring relationship within the family
  • To improve parenting skills by example and to encourage parents to care for and play with their children
  • To educate parents in relation to managing children’s behaviour
  • To help with budgeting and shopping as a means of educating
  • To discuss any difficulties which, may impact on family life, and offer appropriate guidance
  • To work towards building self-esteem and confidence within the family
  • To encourage health care and if necessary, improvement in hygiene within the family
  • To help the family to enlarge social contacts, keep appointments etc, thereby decreasing social isolation
  • To attend referral / review meetings and case conferences
  • To assist in setting goals for each family in partnership with the family and the referrer i.e Social Worker
  • To keep clear, concise and factual records on each family and provide written reports when required

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of QCF Level 3 Child Care qualification or:
    • Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 Children & Young People
    • NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development
    • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care & Education (VRQ)
    • CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Child Care & Education (Wales and NI)
    • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Childcare Studies
    • BTEC National Diploma in Childcare Studies
    • Degree in Social Work
  • Minimum of 1 years paid employment working with children or families
  • 5 GCSE’s at grade C and above including English Language
  • 1 years experience recording and reporting on work done
  • Clean drivers’ licence, access to transport and Business (Class) Car Insurance for the vehicle and driver

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 26th June 2024