Hi, my name is Charlotte. I am a Support Worker with Family Care and have been on this journey for 1.5 years.
My role consists of organising activities for young people and supporting them through direct 1-1 sessions with them. Attending welcome visits for new children going into foster families, getting regular feedback from the children about living in their foster families and keeping foster families informed by creating monthly newsletters.
What is your favourite thing about being a Support Worker at Family Care, and why?
Supporting the young people, seeing them in activities smiling and having fun seeing their achievements and their little wins. Working collaboratively within a team learning and sharing ideas to continually improve practice.
How does your work create a sense of community?
My work creates a sense of community by working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to ensure the best outcomes for children, going on activities with the children and sometimes the foster carers. Attending fostering recruitment events in various locations creates an ethos of getting in the community spirit.
What traits do you need to have to be a Support Worker?
Patience as sometimes you will be dealing with challenging behaviours. You need to be supporting and encouraging towards foster carers and foster children. Be a good communicator and listener to build trustworthy relationships within the family.
Could You Be a Support Worker?
At Family Care, our team is driven to make a real difference in children’s lives. We have a shared value of always striving to be the best, no matter which department you’re in – be it Finance, Administration, or our Therapeutic team.
Our ultimate goal is to significantly improve the lives and experiences of young people.
To make sure everyone can perform their roles without any hiccups, our Central Support Services provide innovative and ethical solutions. We ensure that every home, school, and staff member has the necessary equipment, training, and resources they need.
Our staff is the heart of our success at Family Care Group. We actively seek out individuals who are dedicated to continual improvement and have a genuine passion for enhancing the lives of children.
We understand that working across different areas within the group can be challenging, with conflicting demands and needs. But rest assured, you’ll always have the support of your colleagues and a Management Team that understands the importance of taking care of staff. We offer training, team meetings, and development opportunities to help you achieve your career and personal goals.
We take great pride in our work, and our support services are at the core of everything we do.
Apply today and take the first step towards a fulfilling and rewarding career.
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