Family Worker – Wandsworth

Contact Wandsworth is a local project that has worked across the borough since 1974. We provide information, advice and support to families caring for children aged 0-25 with any form of disability, additional need, life-limiting condition, or complex health need. Contact Wandsworth is also part of the wider national organisation, which works across the United Kingdom.

The current team is made up of a manager and three full time family workers. Family workers support families with children aged 0-19 years across the borough of Wandsworth.

The family worker will work within the staff team and be line-managed by the Manager. The role of the national organisation is to give strategic direction and procedural overview to the work carried out locally.

The project is located at the Early Years’ Centre 1 Siward Road London SW17 0LA.

Contact Wandsworth carries out direct advice and support work with families, organises events and workshops, holds drop-ins and coffee mornings, produces a monthly newsletter, and develops and disseminates information to parent carers.

Besides the individual and group work that takes place with families, we organise regular activities for parents and children. Our activities are inclusive events for the family.

All staff are involved in considerable contact work with statutory and voluntary organisations in the borough so that joint planning of services can take place.

The Wandsworth project has a local Steering Committee made up of parent carers. This meets every 6-8 weeks and offers vital input into the work programme of the Wandsworth project.  

The closing date for applications is Thursday 9am 21st March 2022

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 24th March 2022

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: hr.team@contact.org.uk