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Depaul UK

Family Support Worker

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£20,859 - £22,899

Posted Date


Closing Date


20 August 2021

30 August 2021

What’s the role all about?

We are currently looking for an experienced and empathetic Reconnect Worker (Family Support Worker) to develop and support our Family Support Service.

The successful candidate will help develop and deliver a specialized Mediation service to support clients and families through conflict. Other responsibilities will include providing one-to-ones, risk assessments and ensuring the running of an effective and safe service.

This role is also locally known as a Reconnect Worker.

Who are we?

Depaul UK delivers a range of support and housing services around the UK for young people and adults at risk of homelessness.

We provide services that:

- Prevent homelessness
- Increase the resilience of those we work with
- Energise opportunities for employment, education, training & volunteering

We're dedicated to putting our values into action to achieve a society where everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

What makes this role exciting?

- A full induction and training to enhance the skills required.

- Training in interpersonal mediation with an accredited provider.

- Regular peer support with other Depaul Mediators/Family Workers, either via Skype or in person

- External Clinical Supervision

- Training in the Depaul Endeavour model

- Continuous support and supervision including reflective practice to develop your learning and skills as a practitioner.

What will ideally support your success in this role?

- Demonstrable experience providing mediation services
- Experience of working independently and managing own caseload
- Good knowledge and understanding of Risk Assessments and Support Planning
- Significant experience working with young people and families

You can read more about the role in the attached job description.

What’s it like to work at Depaul UK?

You'll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:

- Competitive salary
- 26 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- Contributory pension scheme
- Life assurance
- Cycle to work scheme
- Interest free Annual Season Ticket Loan
- Four Weeks Paternity Leave

Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting or 0207 939 1270.

An enhanced DBS disclosure may be a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.


Please apply via the Depaul website only by Monday 30th August, unless you have specific requirements for an alternative application submission. If you do, please contact the Recruitment team on or 0207 939 1270.

Please note:

Applications submitted without a supporting statement and/or after the closing date and time stated will not be put forward for shortlisting

We kindly request no contact from unsolicited recruitment or media agencies

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