Great Missenden, HP16 |Family Support Worker - South East

Up to £36,000 gross per annum - Behavioural - Therapy
Ref: 1497 Date Posted: Tuesday 29 Oct 2019
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Up to £36,000 gross per annum. Full-Time Family Support Worker with experience of behaviors that challenge and trauma, for three children aged 10, 11 and 12.





Title:  Family Support Worker
Location: Great Missenden, HP16
Nearest Train Station: Great Missenden
Wage / Salary:  Up to £36,000 gross per annum
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty automatic and manual
Essential: Five years of experience working with age group 9-15 in a home setting. Experience of children presenting with Behaviors that challenge, Anxiety and Trauma
Desirable: Experience of working with siblings and ADHD
Start Date: ASAP
Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Hours: Term-time, weekdays: 3.00pm to 9.00pm. School Holidays and weekends: 11.00am to 7.00pm. The family can offer one weekend off per month, two additional days in the week would be agreed.
Family Pets: Dog, Cat, Guinea pigs & Fish

Alistair 12, is inquisitive and enjoys factual books and TV programmes. He is very much into status, for example he’d be impressed by the latest trendy trainers. Alistair attends a therapeutic residential school term-time and comes home during the school holidays. Tom is 11, loves arts and crafts, cooking and has a great sense of humour. Sarah aged 10 is a chatty and bright young lady who is very theatrical and enjoys imaginary play. The whole family enjoys outdoor activities such as dog walks and outdoor play. All three children were adopted 6 years ago and have significant emotional and behavioural difficulties.

This role requires a confident and emotionally robust support worker to work closely with the children, both parents, and associated professionals.  You’ll support the children’s overall development, social and emotional growth through individualised interventions created by a consultant. You should be confident to establish and maintain clear boundaries and re-enforce positive behavior. It will be imperative to build trusting relationships to help to unlock the children’s potential, promote their independence and help build positive relationships. The family is supported by a multidisciplinary team as well as the consultant. You’ll be working in an environment that offers professional support, guidance, and supervision; you’ll also need to be confident to be in sole charge, working independently, initiating, organizing and engaging the children in age-appropriate activities. A ‘Do it’ Proactive Attitude is a must.

Occasionally travelling with the family on holiday will be a part of this role.

This job will suit someone who is confident in working in a family setting, someone playful and positive, reliable, empathetic, patient and calm, especially when presented with defiant and confrontational behavior. You must remain professional, emotionally strong and mature whilst presenting as a positive role model. Due to the sensitive nature of this position, consistency is key, so you must be able to offer a minimum of two years of commitment.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to make a significant contribution to the lives of these children, by offering guidance and stability, whilst supporting both parents of this warm and welcoming family. To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to Rachael at Snap.

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