Family Support Worker, part time 25 hrs/wk

London (Greater)
£26,601 - £28,158 p.a. pro rata
05 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type

Family Support Worker

Main area Children’s Services

Grade Scale 6 £26,601 - £28,158 p.a. pro rata

Contract Permanent Hours Part time 25 hours per week

Job ref SSC/4286/CB

Site Lough Road Centre, 61-71 Lough Road Town London

Salary Scale 6 £26,601 - £28,158 p.a. pro rata

Closing 23/10/2016 23:59

Family Support Workers

Contractual Hours: The posts are 25 hours a week, working 8 shifts over a two week period. We are closed every Monday / Tuesday and alternate weekends, which would be your six fixed days off a fortnight. However, all jobs are open to job share and shorter contracts can be discussed if successful at interview, but you would still required to work alternate weekends.

Do you want to make a difference?

We are looking for people to join our new Disabled Children’s Family Support Team (DCFST) who are motivated and want to make a real difference to children and young people with disabilities. This is an exciting time to be joining the DCFST which is part of Islington’s Disabled Children’s Services based at Lough Road Centre in Upper Holloway.

The FST provides social care oversight and case management for disabled children; working with directly with families and the team around the child to monitor and review support plans, personal budgets and children’s progress towards agreed outcomes.

The Family Support Worker posts will interest people who enjoy direct work with disabled children who have a range of complex communication, behaviour and health needs. You will be motivated, enthusiastic and want to be part of a team providing structured support, intensive interaction, activities and developmental opportunities which build on children’s strengths whilst managing the risks. You will need to have experience of direct work with children, preferably with disabilities, challenging behaviour and an understanding of autism. Please see the job description for a full job outline.

In exchange for your commitment, hard work, and flexibility you will receive excellent support, including regular supervision, training and development opportunities. You will also benefit from generous rates of pay, annual leave and local authority pension.

Closing date: Sunday 23 October 2016 at 23:59
Interview and test date: 3 & 4 November 2016
Young people’s panel interview: 14 & 15 November 2016

If you have read the job description and meet the essential requirements identified in the person specification please apply on line.

Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. 

To apply for this position please use the online application process below. Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted.

Applicant requirements This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.