Family Worker – Ealing

Salary: £31,623 – £34,870 Pro rata

Hours: 21 Hours. Hybrid working at home and in the office

Contract: Fixed Term Contract Until 31st March 2024

Join us!

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. We provide information, advice and support, and bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.

Your role:

You will provide an advice, information and support service to predominantly Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and East European families in the London Borough of Ealing who have a child with a disability, health condition or special need (aged 0-25).

You will support group sessions for any of the Ealing run projects as and when required, including our Helping Hand Project for parents of children waiting for an assessment for ADHD or Autism.

You will assess families’ needs and plan actions with parents’ participation as per their needs. You will encourage parent carers’ empowerment and involvement in the project.

You will network with partnering organisations in and outside the borough to improve the support for families. You will support parent carers to join relevant support groups and attend workshops to gain skills and knowledge. You will contribute regularly to the newsletter and support other team members to meet project objectives and carry out regular monitoring and evaluation in coordination with the manager.

What we are looking for:

-Experience of working with and supporting families who have disabled children.

– Good organisational and administrative skills

-Knowledge and experience of the issues and concerns that affect families who have disabled children e.g. leisure provision, education, respite care.

-Knowledge and experience of welfare benefits, especially DLA/PIP and other benefits targeted at families with disabled children.

-Knowledge of Autism and ADHD

-Knowledge of issues relating to maximising income, tackling debt and budgeting, accessing financial support, tax credits and other financial issues.

-Good communication, time management and networking skills.

To view the full job description please down the job pack below.

To Apply:

Please return a completed application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form (downloadable as part of the job pack) by the date stated below to:

Important dates

Closing date:    7th October 2023
Interview date: 10th October 2023