Family Support Worker - Zero Hours

Location: Residential Family Centre, Southampton

Contract Type: 0 hours (Bank)

Closing Date: 16 October 2021

Salary: £9.54-10.73 per hour

Salary Information : Plus additional shift enhancements

Specific Hours: Bank

Family Support Worker - Zero Hours

About our Organisation: 

At Fair Ways we believe in making a difference through passionate care, support and education. Together we aim to build an institution that makes a difference to society and leaves a legacy greater than ourselves and our contributions. Our values sit at the heart of everything we do; we measure our wealth by the difference we make, rather than the profit we make.  

About our exciting Opportunity: 

We are currently recruiting for zero hours Family Support Workers to work within our Residential Family Centre based in Southampton. This is a well-established provision of intervention and support for vulnerable families allowing them to be referred to the Family Centre for an independent and comprehensive assessment of parental capacity. As a bank staff member you are able to select (from the available shifts) hours that work around your schedule. Fair Ways bank staff play a key part in our organisation and are truly valued and appreciated as part of our Fair Ways family. Shifts can cover days, evenings and weekends and potential sleep in’s with substantial shift enhancements offered. 

All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to the use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways. 

About our specialist service: 

The Family Centre is made up of 5 self-contained flats each with their own bathroom and kitchen facilities. Families will be referred to the Family Centre if there have been concerns identified around the safety of the children in the family unit in their current family home. Once with us, the families will be continuously encouraged, assessed and guided through a 12 week stay where they are monitored 24/7 to encourage sustainable positive parenting changes. At the end of this 12 week period an assessment will be made to determine the success of the placement and decide on any future actions required to be taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children in question. 

Basic Job Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be required to, 

  • Make a contribution to the monitoring of good practice within the family centre and ensuring safe working practices within Child Protection procedures 
  • Undertake support worker tasks and responsibilities. 
  • Contribute to formal assessments of parenting capacity and the needs of resident children and their families, in conjunction with colleagues and other professionals. 
  • Manage challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs to ensure the safety of residents and colleagues. 
  • Ensure daily tasks are completed consistent with the smooth running of the home, such as handover, case recording and updating care plans, risk assessments, ensuring all information is recorded appropriately and accurately. 
  • Observe, assess and monitor the health, development and emotional well-being of parents and children, by promoting high standards of physical care, hygiene and safety for residents. 
  • Involve parents and children (where appropriate) in decisions about their assessment, in order to maximise their choices, giving due consideration to their wishes and feelings. 
  • Ensure safe practices of sharing information, internally and to other agencies. 

Applicants will ideally possess the following personal skills: 

  • Be able to act calmly and purposefully in crisis situations and recognise own reactions and feelings in response to situations and to manage the effects of these on other people 
  • Have the ability to prioritise effectively across a range of demands 
  • Be able to work effectively in a team as well as, communicate effectively and confidently conveying clear messages in writing or verbally. 
  • Have the ability to network and establish working relationships with professionals from a variety of settings. 
  • Show the ability and willingness to work additional hours when deemed to be necessary by the needs and demands of the post, including weekends and evenings, to ensure the quality  of service remains at its highest 
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing learning and training. 
  • Be able to manage and adapt to change 
  • Potentially have experience in direct work with vulnerable families who need parenting support or a similar skillset.  

About our Rewards: 

Fair Ways offer a selection of fantastic rewards for our staff including:  Employee Assistance ProgrammeHealth Care Scheme*Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme*Service based additional annual Leave accrualBespoke training departmentEducation Grant Scheme*Future Leaders Programme*Staff Lottery 

*Subject to qualifying period 

Next Step 

Interested in the vacancy? Apply today! We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

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