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Friends and Families of Special Children

Family Support Worker / Adviser

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Job Overview

  • Salary 21,000 FTE per annum @ 30 hours per week
  • Start Date 14/06/2021
  • Suitable for NQT No

Job Description

If you want to provide support that makes a positive difference to the lives of children with disabilities and their families’ and helps them have a better future, then this job could be perfect for you!

Key Responsibilities

  1. Give emotional and practical help and advice to families that are having difficulties.
  2. Act as an advocate for the family at meetings and forums; assisting in benefit applications such as DLA and PIP; help to identify available funds and grants to enable the purchase of equipment, home adaptation and/or holiday breaks.
  3. Facilitate support groups, drop-ins and training sessions. The audience for these will extend from individual family members through to larger groups of parents.
  4. Deliver parent befriender training and facilitate ongoing 1:1 and group support sessions.
  5. Carry out research both internally and externally to discover existing services available to parents and identify potential gaps where new projects could be set up.

Required Skills

  • A commitment to supporting people in difficult circumstances.
  • The ability to build good relationships with families.
  • A good understanding of disability and carer’s issues.
  • Good knowledge of welfare benefit system and community care services.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • The ability to help parents develop the skills they need to ensure a good quality of life and wellbeing for all family members.
  • Understanding, patience and good listening skills.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure.

Employment Terms

  • 30 hours per week
  • £21,000 per annum pro rata
  • Any offer of employment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure

How to Apply

Interested applicants should review the application pack on our website:

Start Date:

Ideally, the candidate will start by mid-June.

Interview Date:

Interviews will be scheduled from 10th May. These will be conducted by video call.

Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker, Social Work, Social Care, Disability, SEND, SENCO, DLA, PIP, Advocacy, Information and advice, adviser


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Friends and Families of Special Children

Holistic support for all members of the family
School Information
  • Location Devon
  • School Phase Special Education
  • School Type Private/Independent
  • Number of Pupils 100
  • Headteacher Name Kay O'Shaughnessy (Chair of Trustees)
  • School Phone No 01752204369

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