Family Support Worker

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 17 July, 2020 - 17:00
North Tyneside
Salary Scale
Per Annum
Acorns Project

25 hours per week.

We offer a range of therapeutic and support services for children, young people and families affected by domestic violence and abuse. We are recruiting for a kind, capable and organised Family Support Worker to deliver trauma informed, one to one practical and emotional support to the primary carers of the children and young people who come to Acorns, to enable them to improve their mental health and wellbeing, and confidence in their own skills.

Work may include (but is not restricted to) support with housing, debt management and benefits, support with family or criminal court matters, advocacy, signposting to appropriate services such as parenting courses and mental health and drug and alcohol support services, and offering emotional one to one support through difficult times.

Due to the restrictions posed by the current pandemic, this role will involve elements of home working and remote working where possible including for the delivery of the service, so flexibility is encouraged.

This is a varied and interesting role, the post holder will work closely with our other services to design and deliver an appropriate family care plan for the family unit. A social work, domestic abuse or direct service delivery in the voluntary sector background is an advantage.

This is a fixed term post until 31st March 2021 with a possibility of an extension dependant on funding.

To apply, please call 0191 3498366 or email to request an application pack. This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.