$17,308 a year

Family Support Worker (Project Worker 1), Barnardo's Cymru, South East Wales Locality.

Hours: 14.8 hours per week


Achieving Change Together Service
Anvil Court
Church Street
Blaenau Gwent
NP13 1DB


Would you like to be involved in this unique opportunity to support Children and Young People in Blaenau Gwent?

We are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker at the Achieving Change Together Service, Barnardo's Cymru, South East Wales Locality predominantly working in Blaenau Gwent.

About Achieving Change Together Service

The Barnardos Achieving Change Together ‘ACT' Service is an empowering holistic model of support for children with a disability and their families that considers the needs of the family as a whole.

The Service will provide support to families whose child(ren) are aged 0-17 years and present with a diagnosed physical/learning disability as outlined within the Social Services Disability Team eligibility criteria.

Job Role

You will undertake Family Support Worker (Project Worker 1). You will do this by:

  • Working in partnership with families to identify strengths and support needs, developing support plans that will be reviewed on a regular basis
  • Working with children, young people and their families, on a one to one or group basis, using a variety of interventions, to achieve positive outcomes
  • Working co-operatively with children's services, health agencies, education providers and other community based services, to provide the most effective service for children young people and families.
  • Contributing to service development

You must demonstrate in your application that you currently use the skills outlined below, and in the Job Description/Person Specifications, or have used them previously in employment, education, training, volunteering etc.

You will have: (Essential Criteria)

  • Experience of direct work with Children, Young People and Families
  • Knowledge and understanding of disabilities and the impact this can have on families
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with families and professionals
  • Experience of developing, facilitating and evaluating one to one support and group work programmes
  • Knowledge of safeguarding legislation and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain accurate records
  • Willingness to work flexibly, including evenings and weekends

For further information and to apply: https://jobs.barnardos.org.uk/jobs

Closing Date: Sunday 3 February 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 19February 2019

About Barnardo's
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
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