Child & Family Support Worker

4Recruitment Services are seeking  a Child & Family Support Worker for our client based in Sheffield.

To work alongside social workers in assessing the levels of need of children and young people, their families and carers and identifying appropriate plans and services to support them.

To carry out specific pieces of work identified as part of a plan to support children/young people and their families.

The posts available in North and South fieldwork.


  • Work alongside Social Workers to provide advice and practical support to children and young people who are deemed “in need” under the Children Act 1989 or identified as in need of support.
  • To provide support and advice to families and carers on how best to meet the needs of their children or young people.
  • Assist with and co-work assessments with social workers and other agencies workers as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of plans for children who are looked after / CIN or CP in accordance with their assessed need.

    To monitor and contribute to the review of such plans in liaison with social workers and other agencies.
  • Promote the educational, training, employment opportunities and social skills of young people and enable them to build these skills.
  • Support young people “in need” in securing and maintaining appropriate accommodation.
  • Establish links within local communities to ensure that effective responses to children and young people’s needs are maximised.
  • Assist young people in the development of a range of self- care and independent living skills.
  • Promote the health of children and young people and enable access to the appropriate health care professionals.
  • The support workers role will necessitate them carrying out tasks on statutory cases, including lone visits, but the responsibility for the overall management of these types of cases will be the qualified workers.

    The workers may have responsibility for CIN cases in consultation with managers.


  • Experience of working with children, young people and families at times of change in their lives and responding appropriately
  • Demonstrates understanding and provides support for the complexity of relationships associated with some children and young people
  • Good knowledge of leading research as to how children and young people develop and can identify risks to that development
  • Understands the child/young person’s position in a family and the importance of parental engagement
  • Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and subsequent amendments.
  • Enhanced DBS check

What we offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices.

4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies , please contact our Team on 0800 988 6307 or email  gpadmin@4recruitmentservices.com.

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