Support Worker – Family Contact

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Support Worker - Family Contact
Contract / Temporary

Leicestershire TCL 0007 C8C9 / 1

Posted: 18th September 2023 14:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £14.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Support Worker - Family Contact   

Reference no: Leicestershire TCL 0007 C8C9 / 1   

Pay Rate: up to £14.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience   

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months  


Office based for contact, but some hours can be remote for write ups. Will need to drive - the role includes collecting children from foster care. 

Enhanced DBS disclosure required 

This role would predominantly comprise of supervising contacts between children and their families and transporting children to and from contact and also some words and pictures/ life story work 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Work as part of an integrated team to provide a range of home/centre-based family support interventions that contribute to achieving an improvement in outcomes for children, young people and families and care leavers.  
  • Work as part of an integrated team providing support for young people regarding issues of housing, benefits, education, employment and independence.  
  • In Children in Care Service the support worker will work with care leavers over 18 years of age, holding a case load of young people to ensure continuing individual support with these issues  
  • Be accountable for identified appropriate casework.  
  • Advise and guide parents and where relevant young people in managing household affairs, practical child care tasks, and other means of providing for the care of children. This may involve flexible work patterns including early mornings, early evenings and occasionally weekends  
  • Contribute to safeguarding assessments and plans and report observations with regard to the standards of care provided by parents and report such observations to social workers, and Support and Assessment Workers  
  • Supervise and monitor contact when part of the child’s plan.  
  • Be part of co-ordinating self help activities for parents/carers/young people and ensure that children in need benefit from all neighbourhood services in an integrated way, at the same time working with other professionals to achieve this goal. 
  • Provide necessary transport for children/young people and parents/carers when it is part of the child’s plan.  
  • Undertake requested Life Story and direct work to extend their learning opportunities 

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 



  • NVQ level 3 in childcare qualification (NNEB/NVQ3) or equivalent 



  • Basic Knowledge of child development  
  • An understanding of the rights of service users  
  • Understanding of social and environmental factors that have an affect on vulnerable, children, young people and families. 



  • Previous experience of caring for children or young people in a personal, voluntary or statutory capacity or experience of working to protect and improve the life changes of children or young people  
  • Experience in a social care setting  
  • Experience of working with service users from different cultural backgrounds 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Written skills sufficient to produce clear and accurate records. 
  • Verbal and interpersonal skills to communicate clearly with children, young people, families, colleagues and professionals. 
  • Able to encourage independence 



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Job Ref: Leicestershire TCL 0007 C8C9 / 1
Support Worker - Family Contact
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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