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Family Support Worker (E Years, Vulnerable Learners & Families team)

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £25,979 to £33,945 per annum, pro rata (Grade FG)
Family Hub Central (Thatcham)
Working Pattern:
Part Time
18.5 hours per week. Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of families? Do you have experience in providing support and guidance to families in need? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dedicated team at West Berkshire Council as a Family Support Worker.

As a Family Support Worker, you will work closely with the Family Hub Manager to deliver a range of services and support to families within the local community.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing practical and emotional support to families, helping them to overcome challenges and achieve positive outcomes
  • Conducting assessments to identify the needs of families and develop appropriate support plans
  • Signposting families to relevant services and resources, ensuring they have access to the support they require
  • Collaborating with external agencies and professionals to coordinate multi-agency support for families
  • Facilitating group activities and workshops to promote positive parenting and family well-being

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A genuine passion for supporting families and improving outcomes for children - Previous experience in a similar family support or social care role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with families and professionals
  • Strong organisational and time management abilities, enabling you to effectively manage a caseload of families
  • A non-judgmental and empathetic approach, respecting the diversity and individuality of each family

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

This role is fixed term until 31/03/2025 – Funding limited project

To learn more about this role, please contact Sharon Pearce, Family Hub Manager, on 01635 503990 or email Sharon.Pearce2@westberks.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Join us at West Berkshire Council and play a key role in making a positive impact on the lives of families in our community. Apply now to be part of our dedicated team.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

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