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Family Support Worker

Salary: £22,000

Part Time
Location: Rochdale
Hours: 16

The successful candidate will operate as a support worker on our new programme that is focused on Rochdale heritage. Working under the direction of the co-ordinator you will effectively support the delivery of the programme to families who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse.

You will be required to plan and deliver engaging sessions around environmental issues affecting Rochdale Canal and the surrounding area, as well as educate families on local heritage. You will be required to plan sessions independently as well as in collaboration with families, volunteers and external services and support co-production meetings. You will be expected to contribute to developing strong relationships within families and to specifically support the re-building of parent-child relationships, which have been damaged as a result of the occurrence of domestic abuse.

The role will require you to provide emotional and practical support to families in a positive group setting, promoting self-worth, self-esteem, developing skills and confidence as well as inspiring pride in Rochdale. You will be expected to regularly consult with the co-ordinator, providing detailed records of sessions and any relevant feedback. The programme worker will be expected to work alongside key professionals, including domestic abuse workers, counsellors and play therapists as required to provide maximum support to families.

  • Delivering group sessions.
  • Ensuring appropriate and effective session planning is in place.
  • Effectively managing the cohort of families.
  • To keep clear and concise records of all participants on the programme
  • To record activities and monitor outcomes of the programme.
  • To engage and collaborate with partner services
  • Working with and engaging women, children, young people and families on the project
  • Assist with planning for day trips and residential visits, including transport, the ratio of staff and participants are appropriate and sufficient equipment available.
  • Undertaking necessary Risk Assessments and operating within health and safety guidelines
  • Identifying parent/carer/family needs and providing appropriate interventions
  • Assist in the production of relevant reports and end of year evaluations
  • Liaising effectively with partner agencies
  • Appropriate sharing of learning and dissemination of best practice
  • To undertake all necessary ongoing training
  • To attend regular supervision sessions
  • To abide by the RCT Equal Opportunities Policy and all Safeguarding Procedures
  • To ensure that appropriate information is shared with relevant agencies and individuals (Schools, Police, Children’s Social Care, Parents)
  • To consult with beneficiaries to identify areas for development and implement where practical
  • To work as directed by the line manager and carry out other duties as assigned

Closing Date: 23/05/2022 

Contact: Hannah
Rochdale Connections Trust
60 Drake Street
OL16 1PA
01706 345111

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