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Family Worker

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Oldham Council

Family Worker
Children’s Services

Oldham Family Connect


Ref: G5/OL-47882

Contract: Temporary to 1st December 2021

Salary: £24,982 - £27,741 (Grade 5 FTE)
Actual Salary: £12,491  - £13,871 per annum

Hours: 18.33 per week

Based: Fitton Hill Family Centre 24/26 The Spur Fitton Hill Oldham OL8 2NR

Closing Date: Thursday 5th August 2021

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: Friday 6th August 2021,
Interviews: TBC.

Job Description & Person Specification.doc

Role Overview:

The post is based within the Family Centre working with Children that are Looked after by the Local Authority. The role involves supervising contacts between the Child/young person while they have family visits with their birth family. The worker will be responsible for making detailed and accurate recordings of their time together while offering input and guidance in all areas of parenting. Family workers also support families during reunifications and complete life story work/books for children.     


Key Responsibilities:

  • To make accurate recordings of supervised contacts between parents and children these recordings will support social workers assessments for court.
  • Support, advice along with practical guidance to parents with all aspects of parenting
  • To work directly with children who have been referred for life story work.
  • To assist parents in the home as part of the reunification plans following court process.
  • To provide verbal and/or written contributions to meetings for example Child looked After (CLA) and multi-agency meetings.  


Key Requirements:

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • A level 3 Qualification within childcare, Health and Social Care or equivalent relevant experience.  Good knowledge of child development, good childcare practice respecting cultural diversities.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral to effectively work with families, colleagues and other professionals
  • Organisation skills and ability to work on own initiative, priorities own workload and meet deadlines.    


Oldham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS


Oldham is committed to developing a Co-operative future; one where citizens, partners and staff work together to improve the borough.  Anyone joining the council is coming into an ambitious organisation with big plans. We are working hard to build a brighter future for our borough and we need people from a wide range of backgrounds to continue delivering the best for our communities.


The Council has a clear set of Values and Behaviours, our Values outline how we do business and we share these borough wide with our residents, partners and businesses.  Internally we have translated these values into five cooperative behaviours which outline the priority areas of focus for all staff at all levels. You can view the Values and Behaviours on our Greater. Jobs pages Working for Oldham


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working hours

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application deadline

11 59 pm

5th Aug 2021