Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker

  • Full and Part Time
  • Salary: £23,500 pa/pro rata
  • Closing date: Monday January 31st, 2022 5:00pm
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Meade House
Wedgwood Road

Family Support Worker (x3 positions – 2 full time, 1 part time)

£23,500 per annum for full time positions
£23,500 pro rata per annum for part time positions

Closing date: Monday 31st January, 5pm

Full time positions – 37.5 hours per week
Part time positions – 22.5 hours per week

At Southside we focus our work on children, families and individuals with multiple and complex difficulties.

We’re here to help people get the care and support they need, so they enjoy the safety, experiences and opportunities they deserve.

Southside was established as an independent charity in 1997, but our roots go back as far as 1984.

Our team of paid and voluntary workers has grown steadily, building a strong reputation for expertise in family work and domestic abuse support. Through this success, our innovative, flexible and responsive services are now available to children, families and individuals across Bath and North East Somerset (BANES).

We are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker to support children and families with complex needs; To offer practical help, advice and emotional support to families in their homes or groups. At Southside, building a professional yet trusting relationship is the basis of our work. From this position we can encourage, support and challenge parents to build appropriate nurturing relationships with their children where they can be emotionally available to the child yet still retain a boundaried approach allowing the child to feel secure, held and understood. This therapeutic, attachment-based approach allows the child to overcome trauma and build resilience.

Through working in a psychologically informed way we are aware that parents bring a wealth of their own childhood experiences some of which can be adverse and may impact on the way that they relate to their own child. Before an individual can parent in a containing way, they usually need an experience of being supported, held in mind, challenged, and encouraged themselves and we aim to model this in the relationship we build with our families at the beginning of the work.

The Successful candidate will work at all times within the policies, procedures and ethos of Southside. Specifically the worker will:

– ensure all duties and responsibilities are carried out in a manner which promotes equality and values diversity.

– follow Southside’s Information Governance policies and procedures as defined by the NHS Toolkit.

– abide by Southside’s Confidentiality Policy at all times.

Southside are fully committed to protecting, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff volunteers and partners to endorse this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure and two references will be requested, followed up in writing and verified by telephone.

Due to Covid-19 this position will include remote working, phone and Zoom contact with some face to face contact adhering to social distancing guidelines.

For further information on the post and an application pack please email or telephone 01225 331 243.