Child Support Worker (South West Region)

Do you want to inspire and motivate children and young people?  If so this may be the role for you. TRUE Fostering are currently looking for a Child Support Worker to join their Therapeutic Parenting Team based around the Bristol / Somerset and surrounding areas on a permanent basis.

The role will mean that the candidate will be travelling around 10,000miles per year, visiting foster families in surrounding areas. We are therefore looking for someone who is a confident driver.

A Child Support Worker is someone who enjoys developing relationships with children and helping them to reach their full potential as part of the team around the child.

  • A full, current driving licence is essential and you must be willing to use own car and insure it for business use.
  • This is a home based role – laptop and mobile phone provided.

As a Child Support Worker you will engage in:

  • Out of school activities and 121 support sessions primarily after school hours to fit around education. This support will involve activities in their homes and the community to help develop their social confidence and independence skills.
  • Some evening and weekend work as required.
  • Transporting children to required appointments and birth family contact across the region
  • Organising and facilitating participation events such as Christmas parties etc
  • Arranging groups for children in families under assessment (training given)

Administration requirements include:

  • Entering information on our internal recording system
  • Attending team meetings and other professional meetings
  • Monthly supervision with the area Therapeutic Social Worker

You will be:

  • Able to demonstrate experience with working directly with children
  • An excellent communicator
  • Flexible
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to work independently

 Our Commitment to you:

  • Specialist training including Trauma, Attachment & Compassion Fatigue
  • Small caseload
  • Membership to the NATP (National Association of Therapeutic Parents)


Job Type: Part Time 30 hours per week – Salary £11.50 /hour

*Please note that an enhanced DBS check and robust references will be sought prior to employment*

interested? contact Gareth Griffiths – /tel:07376 039777