Family Worker

Hours: Full-time 35 hours

Contract: Fixed-term until 30th June 2023

Salary: £30,216 – £33,528

Join us!

Contact the charity for families with disabled children. We understand that life with a disabled child brings unique challenges, and we exist to help families feel valued, supported, confident and informed.

To make that happen, we work in three closely linked ways. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together in local groups and online, to support each other by sharing experiences and advice. And we help families to campaign, volunteer, fundraise and shape local services to improve life for themselves and others.

Your role

Family Worker

The role involves working directly with the families of disabled children in Wandsworth, offering information and advice on disability issues, transition, and support with benefit applications.  You will co-ordinate drop-ins, coffee mornings, school visits/parents evening and workshops to ensure we reach families who live in the borough and promote the work of Contact in the area.

You will need to be competent at using a database and report writing. You will be working with families from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

What we’re looking for

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a well-established project, funded by Wandsworth Council.  We are looking for someone with experience of working with parents of disabled children. You must have an understanding of the issues that parent/carers of disabled children face, You must be a good listener and have an excellent standard of written English. We are looking for a high level of confidence to be able to meet all the requirements of the role. The role is funded by Wandsworth Council until the end of June 2023.

How 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: recruitment@contact.org.uk

Important dates

Closing date:    9am 18th July 2022
Interview date: 21st July 2022