Family Support Worker

15000.00 - 22000.00 GBP Annual + GBP15000 - GBP22000/annum DOE + benefits
21 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that has been graded as Outstanding' by Ofsted?
Do you want to work for a Foster Care agency that cares as much about its staff as it does about their children and young people?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then Nexus Fostering are looking for a Family Support Worker just like you!

The Family Support Worker role:

The Family Support Worker will support the fostering household and children and young people in placement according to their needs as defined by the Placement Plan and subsequently identified, under the guidance and oversight of the supervising social worker/area manager. The overall aim will be to enhance placement stability and positive relationships within the fostering household within which children and young people can make progress and feel secure.

Support may be given to the carer or the child/young person in meeting those aims.

The post may be general or linked to the delivery of a specified agency service and defined by the schedules and scope of that service.

The ideal Family Support Worker:

-Undertake practical tasks relating to making and supporting placements, whether allocated within a caseload or not, if it is possible and appropriate to do so
-Work co-operatively and supportively with colleagues to deliver a high-quality fostering service
-Respond to all callers or foster carers with respect and with a view to helping resolve their query to an acceptable level
-Must be able to work weekends and after school during the week and be willing to travel
-Must hold a clean, valid UK driving licence and have access to a car and include business insurance.

Who we are?

Nexus Fostering is a well-established and highly regarded fostering agency. Set up in 2002 by qualified and experienced social workers. Nexus Fostering place a high premium on the quality of support and care we provide to every one of our Foster Carers and, in turn, the children and young people placed with them. Nexus Fostering has been awarded Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Why work for us?

In return for your service not only will you be working for an employer that really cares but you will also receive the following fantastic benefits:

-28 days holiday in your first year & Birthday day off
-GBP15,000 - GBP22,000 per annum based on experience
-Good Health days (if you have no sickness within a 6-month period you get a further day off)
-Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
-Fostertalk membership
-Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Scheme
-Optional Private healthcare scheme.

If you feel you have the passion and drive to excel in the position of Family Support Worker, we'd love to hear from you, click apply now!

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status