Social Care

Family Support Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

  • Providing a broad range of services with the aim of supporting families by improving family relationships, improving parenting and breaking negative cycles.
  • Promoting positive and healthy outcomes for children and young people.
  • Ensuring safeguarding at all times.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing a service to children and families which will improve outcomes for all children.
  • Contributing to planning, delivering and evaluating work with children and parents, both in groups and individually, providing a stimulating and caring environment which enhances and promotes the child’s all round developmental needs.
  • Providing practical parenting support to families through home visiting and outreach work and undertake direct work with children and families around issues identified by agencies in response to a variety of situations that may arise, using a recognised parenting programme.
  • Setting individual targets and programmes of intervention in relation to assessments, offering support and advice to meet these needs either within home visits or group work.
  • Working in partnership with parents/families and other professionals to support and encourage parents to identify ways in which difficulties may be overcome.
  • Delivering agreed programmes of parenting support.
  • Taking personal responsibility for maintaining confidentiality in line with Havering’s policies and procedures.
  • Holding a caseload of complex and non-complex cases and attend Court to give information on specific cases as required dependent on competence/experience.


  • A relevant practice qualification in childcare, education, health or social care.
  • 2 years minimum experience working with young children and families.  
  • Experience of preparing reports and assessments in respect of children this may include presenting to Court
  • Experience of working with families on practical parenting tasks and delivering parenting programmes.  
  • A qualification in First Aid or the willingness to train and acquire the qualification.
  • An ability to travel between Local Authority sites within the London Borough of Havering.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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