Project Worker 1/Family Support Worker

  • Barnardos
  • Full Time
  • Strabane

Job Description

Do you have experience of working with families? Are you motivated to support families to achieve best outcomes for themselves? Would you like to become part of a passionate and committed team working together to support families?

If so, then this this is an exciting opportunity for you! A post has arisen within Barnardo's Home Based Family Support Service for a Part Time (35 hour) Family Support Worker fixed term until end of December 2022. This post may be extended subject to funding.

Barnardo's Home Based Family Support Service is an innovative project aimed at offering support to families within their own homes. The service aims to support families to address emerging concerns and deliver support which enables families to remain together without the need for statutory intervention. The service a strengths-based preventative model that will help to build and develop parental capacity.

This is an opportunity to become part of a passionate and committed team. We are seeking 1 part time Family Support Worker to provide support and assistance to parents/carers and families, within their own home, in the Fermanagh area. Office base to be confirmed.

The Family Support Worker will hold a caseload and work with families to provide trauma informed interventions, specific to their identified needs. This may include working on issues such as:

  • Practical tasks e.g. household management tasks
  • Addressing poverty
  • Addressing sleep routines and toileting habits
  • Physical/Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Positive parenting using evidence based programmes
  • Mediation
  • Accessing community activities.

We work from a strengths based perspective building on families' own resources to enable them to develop the confidence and skills to move forward following our involvement, signposting to other relevant supports where appropriate.

Please refer to the Additional Information Sheet for this post.

Hours: 35 hour Part time post (Term Time)

Salary: £18,278 pro rata

Closing: 5th November 2021

Interviews: 16th of November 2021

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 and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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