Family Support Worker

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Birmingham Forward Steps Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Children and Families
Salary Band £19,191.00 - £26,234.00
29 Jul 2022
19 Aug 2022
Job Ref
Samantha Cope
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Family Support Worker 

Salary Band £19,191.00 - £26,234.00

Birmingham Forward Steps is a citywide service delivered collaboratively by Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust working alongside Barnardo's, and other voluntary organisations, operated across 10 districts for children and their parents/ carers from shortly before birth up to the age of five. The service, commissioned by is designed to provide all families of pre-school children with accessible, community-based services in their own homes, GP surgeries, children's centres and a number of other community venues such as places of worship or libraries, with extra help available to those that need it. Barnardo's is directly managing 4 of those districts.

Northfield District Children's Centre is a targeted service for families with children aged 0-5 years. The Family Support team holds 1-1 caseload work and facilitates group work for families in the, Northfield, Longbridge, Frankley, Rubery, West Heath, Weoley Castle & Kings Norton. Therefore you must be able to travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a passionate and experienced team. We are seeking 2 full time Family Support Workers to provide support and assistance to the parents/carers of the children we work with within our district.  The Family Support Workers will hold a caseload and meet with families on a regular basis providing a 12 to 24 week package of support intervention, initiating Early Help Assessments to identify the families targeted needs. Our aim is to empower the families with new knowledge and skills, while also building resilience and providing essential emotional and practical support.

Must be able to travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role, and therfore use of your own vehicle would be an advantage.

The working pattern for this role is Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm but may include some occasional evenings.  Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. 


Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Closing Date - 2022-08-19

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