Principal Family Support Worker

Job Details

Purpose of job

To take responsibility for complex cases and undertake specific tasks, responsibilities and duties that contribute positively to the development of the Service in relation to a specialist identified role within the Service.

Major duties and responsibilities

  1. The Principal Family Support Worker is expected to work in partnership with agencies and staff using effective communication and leadership skills to ensure that the team is able to deliver effective, efficient support and intervention services.
  2. To manage development of the defined specialist role, undertaking tasks and case discussions to ensure effective and timely delivery.
  3. To be responsible for holding a complex case load within the specialist area of the service and complete detailed assessments.
  4. To assist the Service Manager, as required in aspects of the Team’s work including the allocation of work, maintaining, developing and encouraging high professional standards and supporting the supervision and development of individual staff.
  5. To keep up to date with good practice guidance, current legalisation, Government initiatives and local policies and procedures with a view to playing a lead role in disseminating these within the team.

Make appropriate referrals to Child Protection Team (CPAT) in line with safeguarding procedures. Be alert to child protection issues giving clear guidelines to other staff and agencies.

  1. To provide consultation, advice and guidance to Team members on professional issues both regarding general caseloads and in relation to the specialist aspect of the role
  2. To assist the Head of Service in developing and maintaining projects within agreed timetables,
  3. To represent the Service Manager or Head of Service at internal and external meetings where appropriate.
  4. To write complex reports and briefing papers on policy and operational issues for the Service Manager, Head of Service, Managing Director of the Children Trust’s.


Education and Qualifications:

  • An appropriate qualification in childcare or social work.
  • A qualification/training relating to the specialist role, i.e IDVA, Radicalisation, domestic violence or Housing.


PAY PER HOUR £25.99 Umbrella