Family Support Worker

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 20-Apr-23

Location: Isle Of Wight, South East England

Salary: £27,300 to £29,250 per year

Family Support Worker

Are you passionate about transforming the lives of children, young people and families?

Barnardo’s Isle of Wight 0-19 Integrated Early Help service are seeking to appoint two full time Family Support Workers (project worker 2)

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver Eary Help Family Support to families across the Island.

The successful candidate will:

Have experience working with children and families.
Educated to an NVQ level 3 equivalent in education, childcare, or social care
Experience of safeguarding and Early Help
Ability to work independently and ability to manage their own caseload
Experience of delivering evidence based interventions
Above all they will be passionate about improving the life chances for our most vulnerable children and families.

We offer a hybrid model of working, therefore the successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage their working day between home, family visits and our Family Hub’s situated across the Island.

Consideration would be given to candidates wishing to work condensed hours or between 30-37 hours per week.

Starting salary £27,300 FTE

It is essential that applicants have access to their own vehicle for which mileage will be paid.

For more details about the role please read the additional information provided, job description and supporting documents.

If after reading the additional information you have any questions please call Laura Groves on 07525244502 or email

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo’s values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo’s.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo’s believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
Service related sick pay from day 1
Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo’s. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
Cycle2work scheme
Interest free season ticket loans
Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
Access to Barnardo’s Corporate University
*T&C’s apply based on contract

About Barnardo’s
At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo’s is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo’s.

Our basis and values

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