Social Care

Outreach Family Support Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

  • Taking whole case responsibility to provide high quality, outreach and home-based Early Help support to children and families using a 'whole family' approach (level 2 and 3).
  • Delivering targeted support to children across age ranges (0 -25) and their families in order to prevent the need for statutory services and to ensure families access Universal services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Offering support on cases that become more complex and reach level 4.
  • Providing intensive and targeted support to vulnerable children and young people. This includes bespoke packages and programmes. This also includes supporting adolescents with complex emotional and mental health problems.
  • Supporting families/carers in developing practical parenting strategies which enhance positive parent/carer-child relations. This can include facilitated meetings between family members.
  • Attending regular supervision sessions with the Consultant Social Worker and provide evidence that work is progressing and that plans are improving outcomes for children and young people.
  • Meeting the requirements set out in the Early Help Hub Practice Standards.
  • Attending staff meetings, reviews, planning meetings and conferences and contributing towards plans and objectives for children and young people.
  • Contributing to evaluation and development of services and new ideas by sharing knowledge about theory, skills and practice with other Children's Services staff, professional groups and interested bodies.


  • NVQ Level 3 in childcare and education, NND, Health and Social Care qualification.
  • Experience of direct work with children, young people and their families.
  • Experience of effective collaborative and multi-agency working to support children and families.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, using good written and verbal skills with children, families, other professions and multi-disciplinary organisations in a wide range situation and at different levels.
  • Experience of delivering outreach and home based support to children and families to address areas of identified need.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, reflective records in accordance with Recording with Care guidelines.
  • To work flexibly to support the overall operation of the Service.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

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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