Job Description

£11.12 - £12.12/hour

Family Support Worker

To plan and directly deliver services across the locality that aim to
improve outcomes for young children and their families in line with
the Early Years Foundation StageTo provide a warm reception to all centre users, offering information,
advice and assistance to ensure that users are able to access relevant
support services and information. Ensuring that the emotional and
physical environment is positive and informative for all users.To deliver effective outreach strategies to encourage the take up of
children’s centres services, particularly by those families that are
identified as requiring additional support./ in most need, working
with partners including health services, schools, PVI’s and voluntary
groups to ensure collective promotion of the children’s centre
programme.To assess families in need of additional support, working within the
guidelines of the Merton Well-being Model, making full use of referral
pathways and working within the framework for case work in children’s
centres.Plan and deliver a range of parenting workshops and training for
universal and targeted families, as part of the early intervention
agendaEnsure children are safeguarded, both within every day practices, and
by referring those children who require additional support or are at
risk, working within the guidelines of the Merton Well-being Mode.Under the direction of the Children’s Centre Coordinator, work with
families in the centre or in their home to provide targeted support to
meet their identified needs in line with the Merton Wellbeing Model,
referring as appropriate for enhanced support where required,Empower parents them to overcome barriers that prevent them from
moving forward and improving their life chances.Support parents to become involved in the children’s centre agenda,
through volunteering, having an active voice within the centre, being
an active member of the parent forum and attending locality advisory
boards.To comply with data collection and use of evaluation systems, ensuring
all data is added to the children’s centre database and contributes to
the process of evaluation of impact by complying with data recording
systems. To maintain safe, confidential and effective records in
accordance with guidelines established by the local authority, schools
and service partners