Assistant Family Support Worker

Job Description

Assistant Family Support Worker

Would you like to work somewhere dedicated to supporting families? Somewhere committed to your professional development? A place of learning and development for all with great opportunities?

Families First Guildford is looking for an Assistant Family Support Worker to join our team as soon as possible.

The post is full time for 52 weeks a year and permanent although there is flexibility for part time hours and job sharing. Minimum of 20 hours per week over 4 days.

Families First Guildford delivers a joined-up offer of family resilience and safeguarding services for families with children 0 – 18 years (up to 25 years to support those with additional needs), based on a clear understanding of local needs across a district & borough.

We work across the borough of Guildford with two main sites at Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue and at The Spinney, Park Barn.

As an Assistant Family Support Worker you will facilitate, in partnership with other practitioners and agencies, a range of outcome based family learning and parenting programmes. You will also hold a caseload of up to 9 families.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced person who is:

  • Level 3 qualified in education, health and/or social care
  • Positive, flexible, responsible and with a passion for working with families
  • Keen to make a real impact within and beyond their own team
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated and able to prioritise and manage a busy workload
  • Able to work in partnership with parents and carers to reduce inequalities in children’s outcomes
  • Able to lead high quality groups for families
  • Able to deliver evidence-based parenting programmes


We can offer:

  • The opportunity to develop your skills through a thorough supervision programme.
  • A positive, friendly and supportive team of staff and governors
  • Great resources and facilities
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • The chance to work with children and families who are fantastic to be with


Visits to the centre are welcomed for all serious candidates. To make an appointment please call Charlotte Bate, Service Manager Families First Guildford on 07305 057372.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

Salary scale: PS6 £29,152 – £31,400

Closing date: 2 July 2024

Shortlisting: 2 July 2024

Interview dates will be confirmed closer to the time.