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Ormiston Families

Senior Family Support Worker

Job Type



Fixed term until March 2024 with potential for further extension



Posted Date

Ipswich, Suffolk

Closing Date

South East

23 July 2021

16 August 2021

As part of the new nationalised Probation Service, The Probation Family Services works with those who are under probation supervision to develop and sustain positive and supportive relationships with their families and or significant others and helps equip those we support demonstrate responsible and positive parenting behaviours.

The role of the post holder will be responsible for the management of professional practices of Family Support Workers, Administration Officer and Volunteers operating within your area. This includes undertaking supervision, providing day to day management, guidance and support, engaging in reflective practice, ensuring performance management and quality assurance requirements are applied.

In addition, to be responsible for day to day running of service operations within your area. This includes planning schedules of work for Service Users/ Offenders, seeking and managing referrals, reviewing assessments, liaising with Probation Practitioners within The Probation Service writing reports and responding to managers in both Ormiston Families, Nacro and the Probation Service

You will be a self-motivated professional with experience of supervising staff and case management. Ideally you will have experience or at least a good understanding of the issues faced by those affected within the criminal justice system. You will strive to achieve quality and tangible outcomes for those we support despite the challenges that can be presented at times.

This is a rewarding role where you can have the opportunity to make a real difference to those, we support who often face complex and multifaceted needs by empowering them to achieve and realise positive change in their lives.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS with barring check.

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