Specialist Family Support Worker

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CHM Recruit
Dorchester, Dorset
£18,685 - £23,230 per annum
07 Nov 2019
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Specialist Family Support Worker
Ref: 100.19
Base: West Dorset
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £18,685 - £23,230 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Permanent

As a REACH Family Worker, your focus will be on supporting families through a variety of bespoke interventions whilst assertively engaging the ‘whole family’ in a wide range of specialist and holistic community support and activities. The role covers a broad range of elements of support from light-touch advice and information to the delivery of one to one and group programmes, designed to bring about positive and measurable changes in health and wellbeing for the whole household. 

You’ll hold a caseload of substance misusing parents delivering a range of interventions to strengthen the family and improve outcomes for children and young people. You’ll contribute to a reduction in risk to children via early identification and assertive case management whilst contributing to a reduction of harms caused by substance misuse both to adults and family members. REACH Family Workers use a strength-based approach and are expected to provide specialist training, advice and information to other dedicated children and family workers to support identification and best practice when working with substance misusing parents.

What the charity is looking for

Ideally, you’ll have previous experience in a similar field, including working with families/carers and taking a holistic approach to recovery. You’ll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see. Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and domestic violence would be helpful.

In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident in managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload with competing demands. A qualification in a relevant area such as Nursing, Health and Social Care, Community Development or Psychology, whilst not essential, would be an advantage.

Just as importantly, you will have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You’ll be keen to develop professionally and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within a range of home and community environments.

About the organisation

Our client is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly they work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Because they focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong their work is highly valued by service users. Simply put, they help people to live fulfilling lives.

Our client can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, they offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 22nd November 2019.
Interviews will be held on the 29th November 2019.

Please ensure that you quote reference number 100.19 on your application.

To Apply and for More Information:

Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website.

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.