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family support worker – Gloucester

family support worker – Gloucester

Nexus Fostering
29 October 2021
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Job Type
£19,000 - £24,000 Per Annum


Salary: £19,000 - £24,000 Per Annum

Location: Gloucester

Working Pattern: 30 or 37 hours per week.  Mon-Fri – some office hours, all afternoon/evenings with one day every weekend.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Support Worker to join the team at Nexus Fostering.  We are looking for a passionate and dedicated support worker to be based at our Gloucester office, to cover Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas.

The Role

As Family Support Worker you will be supporting the fostering household and children/young people in placement, according to their needs as defined by the Placement Plan.

You will work closely with the Supervising Social Worker and Area Manager to enhance placement stability and to build positive relationships with the children/young people and fostering household.

As Family Support Worker you will support a child/young person’s progress in the Nexus Fostering 360 foster placement by working with them in the community, in leisure activities or at school, within a therapeutic framework. Specifically, to provide one to one support to children/young people, and provide necessary respite for carers.  You will also contribute to planning activity days for foster carer families and children/young people.

The successful candidate will also attend and participate in events aimed at recruiting prospective foster carers and complete initial visits to households expressing an interest in fostering.

For this role, willingness to travel and use of a car is essential as the successful applicant will be required to support foster carers and visit placements across the Gloucestershire area.

What we’re looking for…

  • Willing to work flexible hours, including non-office hours and at weekends
  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Willing to undertake an enhanced DBS
  • Experience within child care
  • An understanding of challenging behaviours and trauma
  • A good understanding of the needs of looked after children
  • Share a commitment to Equal Opportunities in all work practices and to improving the lives of Looked After Children.

Why work for us?

  • Generous Annual Leave - 28 days PLUS your Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Birthday Leave - a paid day off for your birthday
  • Good Health Days - no sickness in a 6 month period and get an additional day off!
  • Refer A Friend Scheme with a monetary incentive
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Platform that provides access to advice and support 24/7
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Optional Private Healthcare Scheme
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Optional Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave/Shared Parental Leave.

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