Salary : £9,641.49 (pro-rata of £19,283.00)

Based in : Ridley Villas, Newcastle

Hours Per Week : 18.5 per week

Status : Fixed-term until April 2018

Contract Type : Fixed

Interview Date : TBC

Closing Date : 20/12/2017

About you

Are you an experienced Support Worker looking for a rewarding new career, supporting vulnerable people in the local community? Got experience of social care or working with socially excluded people, specifically in relation to women, with children, experiencing multiple-complex needs? Want to work for an organisation that helps people build brighter futures for themselves and their families? If so, our new Family Support Worker role could be the perfect fit.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 21,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

Our Women’s Services engage and support women and girls with a range of complex needs. We understand that women have experiences which are different to men and can experience vulnerabilities that are specific to their gender. These might include experiences of childhood trauma and abuse, which can continue into adolescence and adulthood.

Childhood abuse and domestic abuse are common features in the lives of the women we support which impacts on their health and wellbeing. Underpinning all our services is an in-depth understanding of trauma and a focus on recovery, resilience and community integration which is central to all that we do.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives. Are you ready to change lives for a living? Read more about the job below and apply today.

About the job

We would like you to join our strong and ambitious team to provide services within the integrated components of our accommodation based recovery service, based in Newcastle, supporting women, with children, through rehabilitation from addictions and complex needs.

As a Family Support Worker, you will be expected to provide support to women who have substance misuse issues and their children. Interacting with them on a day to day basis, agreeing well-structured plans, and empowering, coaching and advising them so they are able to stabilise their situation, and move on successfully.  This will involve lone working at times.

Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description below and apply by completing and submitting an application form to recruitment@changing-lives.org.uk.

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.