Family Support Worker (PL676)

Location: Gravesham
Hours: 15 hours per week
Salary: £9,476 (£23,690 full time equivalent) gross per annum
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9am Tuesday 2 January

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives.

About us: Porchlight is a charity supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. Our vision is a fairer society where everybody has a safe place to call home and the chance to make a positive contribution.

The role: Porchlight is working across the districts of South and East Kent to offer our Family Support Service. Our Family support team is growing and we are excited to be recruiting an experienced worker for the Swale districts. Our Family Support Service is all about working holistically with the family to help identify strengths, build resilience and to create lasting change.  

What you need:  Are you positive, enthusiastic, and able to engage well with all ages? Do you have experience of working with families to help them to find the best in themselves, and are you skilled at empowering others to create their own solutions? Are you able to work on your own initiative, working with across our communities to encourage families to build a brighter future? Are you experienced in motivational interviewing, and have a really strong Solution Focussed Approach to Family Support, we would like to hear from you.

Due to the wide geographical area covered by this post, the post holder will require a full driving license and the use of a vehicle, subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Equality Act 2010

Benefits: as a member of the Porchlight team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
• free life insurance
• competitive pension scheme
• 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service) plus bank holidays

Full details including the Job Description, Person Specification and an Application Form are attached.

The closing date for applications is 9am 2nd January

Interviews are due to take place on 8th January in Canterbury.

Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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If you have any questions regarding your application please contact Daniella Sherriff, HR Assistant, on 01227 760078, selecting option 3 or at recruitment@porchlight.org.uk.