Child & Family Support Worker

Location UK / Down

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1405809

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Child & Family Support Worker based in Southern HSCT – Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon areas

Child & Family Support Worker

Ref No: 19/REC/554

Location: Southern HSCT – Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon areas

Salary: £16,010 – £18,457 per annum, pro rata

Type of contract: 37.5 hours

Duration: fixed term contract until end of March 2020 (with possibility of an extension)

The Family Wellness Project is a new and exciting initiative funded by the Big Lottery under the Reaching Out to Families Programme. The project is led by MindWise in partnership with the Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) delivered by the Health Trusts as well as Aware, Parenting NI, CAUSE and Action Mental Health

The role involves:

Working in partnership to meet the emotional health & wellbeing needs identified by GP’s of children between the ages of 5 and 12, where these do not meet the threshold criteria set by the CAMHS, by supporting them and their families / carers. 

Key objectives for the post:

  • Maintaining a directory of local services which support mental health and wellbeing for the specific area base
  • Developing and maintaining professional working relationships with all relevant organisations
  • Identifying and receiving referrals by working in partnership with relevant agencies using the systems already set in place for this project
  • Working in partnership with the individual children and their families to develop their Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) plan* based on the child’s and family’s needs and strengths 

Experience and knowledge required:

  • NVQ Level 2 or Diploma Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
  • Must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 months’ experience of providing support to children (aged between 5 &12) or families with mental health needs either in a paid or voluntary position

OR

  • Demonstrate a minimum of 18 months’ experience of providing support in another formal care setting

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website

Closing date:  Friday 3rd May at 12 noon