Family Support Officer
Post: (Ref FSO001)
Salary: £9.50 per hour
Up to 30 hours per week (possible job share)-fixed term for 18 months initially with possibility of further extension of 12 months
Sandwell Asian Family Support Service provides a range of high quality care and support services for South Asian children (aged 0-18 years) and young people (aged18-40+) with disabilities and /or life threatening conditions.
We are seeking to recruit a Family Support Officer to deliver the Family Support Service to include, advice, guidance, signposting, advocacy and support (emotional support) to South Asian families within the Sandwell MBC area who have children or young people with a disability or condition between the ages of 0-25 years, within the structure of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
Applicants must have NVQ Level 2 in Advice and Guidance or equivalent and have a good standard of written and spoken English and Numeracy.
Experience and knowledge is required of the South Asian community and issues relating to children and young people with disabilities and support work with their families, good understanding of welfare benefits, anti-poverty work, take-up campaigns and maximizing benefit entitlements. Fluency in English and at least 2 other South Asian languages spoken in Sandwell. Flexibility in working hours is required.
The suitable applicant will be required to maintain an active caseload of 10 families and undertake visits, attend meetings and appointments appropriate to the case as identified in the Team round the Family (TAF) meetings in various community venues. To be responsible for completing and updating the online ecaf system with details of work undertaken as well as reports on outcomes and performance monitoring.
At SAFSS we take the safeguarding of children and adults seriously and all staff will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance, checks and references.
Closing date: Monday 7th October 2013 12 noon
Interview date: Wednesday 9th October 2013
For more information and an application form for the above post please contact Neelam Pallen (0121) 558 2198
This job is advertised under the Race Relations Act: 1979 Section 5 (2) (d)