Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker

Job Title: Family Support Worker

Company: Prospero Health and Social Care

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough assessments to identify trauma-related issues and challenging behaviours in teenagers.
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Job Title: Family Support Worker

Company: Prospero Health and Social Care

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough assessments to identify trauma-related issues and challenging behaviours in teenagers.
  • Dealing with young people with medium to high-risk support.
  • Develop and implement individualised service plans in collaboration with families, incorporating trauma-informed and behaviour management strategies.
  • Provide immediate support during crises, utilising trauma-informed and de-escalation techniques.
  • Develop and implement behaviour support plans, incorporating positive reinforcement and evidence-based interventions.
  • Work closely with families to understand the dynamics of trauma and challenging behaviours.
  • Provide education to families on trauma, its impact on behaviour, and effective strategies for fostering a positive and structured home environment.
  • Advocate for adolescents and their families to ensure access to appropriate services, including mental health resources, educational support, and specialised programs.
  • Collaborate with external agencies and professionals to create a holistic support network.
  • Facilitate individual and group sessions to build coping skills, emotional regulation, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Implement trauma-focused therapeutic interventions tailored to the unique needs of each teenager.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential documentation, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience working with teenagers who have experienced trauma and challenging behaviours.
  • Proficiency in trauma-informed care and behaviours management strategies.
  • Strong communication and crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with families, school personnel, and other professionals.

Preferred Skills:

  • Certification in trauma-focused therapeutic approaches or behaviour management.
  • Familiarity with evidence-based interventions for challenging behaviours in adolescents.
  • Experience in a variety of therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy or dialectical behaviour therapy.

To apply for this role:

  • Must have 1 year UK experience working with 13 – 19 years olds or young adults who challenging behaviour
  • Must have overseas police check if you have not worked in the UK for longer than 5 years
  • Have an enhanced Child and Adult DBS registered on the update service or willing to process a new one through Prospero Health and Social
  • Capable of providing references covering the last 5 years.

For further information please contact Marian at Prospero Health & Social Care on: 020 3319 3619 to discuss the position further or Email: Marian.d@prosperohealthandsocial.com

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