Role: Family Support Worker
Salary: £10.42 per hour
Location: Just outside Chester
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of work: Full-time and Part-time shifts available with a mixture of 8am to 4pm and 11am to 7pm (including weekends)
We are looking for Family Support Workers who will play a direct role in supporting homeless families to move forward and achieve positive outcomes for themselves and their children.
This critical work will involve working alongside families to provide guidance and support to enable them to overcome difficulties and barriers to achieve identified outcomes and reach their full potential.
You will work alongside the Families team to support parents to give their children the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future.
About Save the Family
Save the Family is a charity based in Cheshire. We provide a safe community environment combined with tailored mentoring to homeless and vulnerable families. The support offered includes access to training, employment support and issue led support empowering families to move forward with confidence.
Why Work for Us
The success of Save the Family has spanned over 40 years. We value our people and take great pride in our core values that are embedded through everything we do to CREATE a positive future.
• Friendly, small passionate teams
• Pleasant, supportive working environments
• Rewarding work helping our families reach their potential
• Competitive salary
• Extensive training and development programme (including Safeguarding)
• Cashback healthcare plan
• Pension Scheme
• Free parking
The role of the Family Support Worker involves working alongside families to provide guidance and support. You will have the skills to help enable families to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential. This rewarding work will involve working alongside the Families team to support parents to give their children the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future.
Aspects of the role will include.
• Providing support to individuals and families.
• Empower families to identify barriers to progress.
• Identify ways parents can build self-confidence.
• Encourage participation in learning and activities.
• Remain vigilant to safeguarding.
To apply for the position
In order to be considered for this position, an application form must be completed, which can be found on our jobs page on our website.
For more information about this position, please visit the jobs page of our website https://www.savethefamily.org.uk/work-for-us/. On the website you will find the job description (including person specification) and an online application form. Alternatively, a downloadable application form can be used and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position. Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values.
We would be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form, which can be downloaded via our website link above.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Katrina on 01244 333835.
Safeguarding and equal opportunities
Save the Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB) check is required with this post.
The job offer will also be subject to two satisfactory references. References should be from employers, or ex-employers. Family member references are not acceptable. If the role involves working with children, at least one reference from a previous employer where the role involved working with children should be provided.
Save the Family is an equal opportunities employer.