Family Support Worker
Action for Children
Derby, England, GB
2d ago

The role

This service is a targeted early intervention service for children and young people aged 0-17 experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues and their families across Derbyshire and Derby city.

The service runs from hubs in Chesterfield and Derby and the purpose of the service is to deliver programmes of one to one / family support based on psychological formulations unique to every child, with an emphasis on building resilience in children and young people, supporting good attachment and establishing evidence-based outcomes.

The service also offers group interventions, schools-based programmes, a digital offer and evidence-based programmes for children and their parents.

You will make a difference by :

  • Working as part of a team to deliver the programme to groups of children and families.
  • Working collaboratively with parents / carers and children.
  • Providing children and families with information and skills to help them support their needs through a variety of challenges.
  • Empowering families to make positive changes.
  • You will need :

  • Relevant Diploma Level 3 or previous experience working with children and families.
  • Exposure of working within the 0-17 age range.
  • Confidence to conduct 1-2-1 sessions and group work.
  • Commitment to safeguarding children and young people.
  • Good communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Willingness to be part of a team and multi-agency working.
  • Flexibility around rota.
  • The way we work

    We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential.

    If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work .

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