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West Sussex County Council


£17,772 to £18,746 per annum (plus Crawley weighting allowance)

Full Time

Salary £17,772 to £18,746 per annum (plus Crawley weighting allowance)
Permanent, Full Time
Based in Crawley
37 hours per week
Interview date: 05/01/2018

This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau check)

Through the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help System, we will work with children, families, and young people to help ensure that every child, family and young person is supported to achieve his or her potential. The foundations for future mental health, emotional control, intelligence and parenting ability are all set in place in the early years and the home surroundings, family life and parenting are all important factors in determining positive outcomes for children in the future.

The Family Support Assistant is a role that is committed to providing and coordinating support to a family on a regular basis. Their role is to help the family identify, manage problems and co-ordinate the delivery of services. Family Support Assistants use Early Help Plans to assess each member of the family, create a whole family delivery plan and review the needs of the family. Family Support Assistants use Signs of Safety in their work with families and this forms the basis of the delivery plan.

Family Support Assistants may also deliver direct support to families in their homes and through group work to develop parenting and life skills, self-confidence, motivation and goal setting. They may also do direct one to one support or have a specialist skill that requires them to be part of a Team Around the Family or lead professional.

The Family Support Assistants main purpose is to provide support to families experiencing difficulties through regular intervention using a Whole Family approach. The Family Support Assistant will be utilising partner agencies to effect and sustain positive change for the family, individual members and the community around them by:

• Developing and maintaining effective partnership working with parents and families.
• Provide or co-ordinate regular support.
• Delivering group work.
• Facilitating and delivering interventions which improve parental capacity and family relationships

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