Family Support Worker
£10 - £12/hour
Croydon, Greater London
Our client is a specialist in Children Centre's and Families services
Currently our client is looking to recruit a Family Support Worker with at least 1 year experience in a Family Support Work role. To act as a member of a team that provides services to children and their families in a Children's Centre setting/family home with the purpose of safeguarding and promoting their welfare. To implement the policies and procedures of Children's Services (Safeguarding and Rights) with guidance from the Senior professional staff.
* Hold a valid CRB.
* Have knowledge of the principles of the Children's Act 1989/2004
* Hold an NVQ3 in Children & Young People or equivalent
As a family support worker you will need:
the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with children and adults
the ability to build good relationships with families that may be unfriendly at first
a good understanding of child development and the needs of children
the ability to help parents develop the skills they need to run their home
a non-judgmental approach
a commitment to supporting people in difficult circumstances
understanding, patience and good listening skills
the ability to stay calm under pressure
good time management and organisational skills
a flexible approach
good team working skills
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