Vacancy Detail

Family Support Worker

Role:                  Family Support Worker

Based:               Northwest London

Rate:                  £15 – 17 per hour (dependent on experience and qualifications)

Start Date:      Nov/ Dec 2022

Duration:        6 months with the strong possibility of the role becoming permanent

Hours:             37 hours, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm (flexi working available)

Our client, a national and respected Children’s Charity are looking to recruit 2 Family Support Workers to join their Family Support Service in Northwest London.

The services support vulnerable families with a range of needs including parenting, truancy, substance misuse, mental health, domestic abuse, housing, and income management.

Synopsis of duties:

  • Responsible for providing a triage and direct support service for families referred to the Family Well Being service – this will include complex risk and needs assessments, establishing support required, crisis and risk management and signposted families both internal and external services
  • Assessing the family as a whole and on a 121 individual basis and working closely with the family and partner agencies to identify risk and needs
  • Supporting families with children aged between 0-19 years with a range of needs and giving them opportunity to access a broad reach of holistic & community-based interventions
  • Carrying out assessments in the centre and in the family’s home
  • Supporting and providing initial advice and guidance to families affected by a range of issues including parental mental health and/ or substance misuse, domestic abuse, housing, finance and income management, asylum seekers and benefits
  • Supporting clients to complete housing and welfare benefit applications
  • Signposting clients to additional services and agencies including counselling, refuge, group programmes (including the Freedom Programme), housing, solicitors etc
  • Facilitating multi-agency working including working closely with the Police, Social Services, GPs, Schools and specialist charities
  • Supporting clients to access the community services and facilities

Essential Requirements:

  • Level 3 qualification in Working with Children and Young People, Early Years or similar
  • Experience supporting vulnerable families and/ or children aged 0-19
  • Strong safeguarding and risk assessments skills and experience
  • Enhanced DBS issued within the last 12 months and/ or registered on the DBS Update Service


For more information, please call the team on 0204 566 5515 and ask to speak to Ria or email us your CV at


Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.

Location: Brent, London | Salary: 15 - 17 per hour | Job type: | Posted: 03/11/2022