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Band 4 Support Officer, Young Parents Service - Mental Health Support Worker

Published on: 04 July 2018

Position:Support Officer, Young Parents Service


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Support Officer, Young Parents Service

up to £12.25 per hour

The aim of the service is to improve the quality of life of families, building confidence and skills to allow them to move on independently as a family and play an active role in their community.

The role includes being responsible for support plans, risk assessments, reviews and developing parenting skills and independent living skills.


Essential skills and experience:

  • 6 months minimum experience of working with young parents and families with complex needs
  • Experience of carrying out parenting assessments and experience of care proceedings
  • You must be able to recognise safeguarding issues relating to both children and vulnerable adults
  • Experience and knowledge of safeguarding legislation
  • Excellent level of IT skills and literacy
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage service users on a one-to-one basis
  • Motivational skills
  • Experience of working within mental health, substance misuse and learning disabilities desirable.
  • Relevant degree level qualification in social work, family or adolescent studies desirable

Further details of the role will be available on application.


Benefits of Working with Parkwood Nurses:

  • The option of long term assignments or ad hoc shifts
  • Market leading pay rates and flexible hours
  • Holiday pay and enrolment in pension scheme
  • Personalised fast-track registration
  • Ongoing professional support from our experienced recruitment team
  • Real career development


Parkwood Nurses is a specialist provider of Healthcare Professionals.  As a well-established nursing agency with a reputation for excellence, we are a preferred supplier to many NHS Trusts as well as the private and voluntary sector.

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Apply online and upload your CV at Telephone: (020) 7242 6144

Parkwood Healthcare Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

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