Intensive Family Support Worker

(Ref: E/IFSW/B/243)

Job details:
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: £13.91 per hour
Contract: Permanent
Holidays: 12 statutory days (pro rata) 20 Annual days (pro rata).
Location: Belfast

Job Background
Bryson Energy aims to provide a customer focused service to Tier 3 families, children & young people 0-18 years under stress, offering practical and emotional support to enable families to manage their daily lives with increased confidence and independence. (Tier 3 – Northern Ireland Family Support Model)

Main Duties and Responsibilities
To develop a caring relationship within the family
To improve parenting skills by example and to encourage parents to care for and play with their children
To educate parents in relation to managing children’s behaviour, teaching to cook a meal or setting routines e.g. homework, bedtime & morning
To help with budgeting and shopping as a means of educating
To discuss any difficulties which, may impact on family life, and offer appropriate guidance
To encourage health care and if necessary improvement in hygiene within the family
To help the family to enlarge social contacts, keep appointments etc, thereby decreasing social isolation
To attend referral / review meetings and case conferences and any other multidisciplinary meetings 
To liaise with professionals and other multidisciplinary agencies
To assist in setting goals for each family in partnership with the family and the referrer i.e Social Worker

Essential Criteria:
Minimum of QCF Level 3 Child Care qualification or:
Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 Children & Young People
NVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning & Development
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care & Education (VRQ)
CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Child Care & Education (Wales and NI)
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Childcare Studies
BTEC National Diploma in Childcare Studies
Degree in Social Work
Minimum of 1 years paid employment working with children or families
5 GCSE’s at grade C and above including English Language
1 years experience recording and reporting on work done
Clean drivers’ licence, access to transport and Business (Class) Car Insurance for the vehicle and driver