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RV008 – Family Support Worker

Fixed Term until 31st October 2020

Ridley Villas, Newcastle upon Tyne

£19,908 per annum (£15,065.51 pro rota)

28 hours per week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and every third weekend

Closing Date – 29th December 2019       Interview Date – TBC

About you

Do you have an NVQ level 3 in Social Care?

Do you have a sound knowledge and understanding of how drug and alcohol misuse impacts on family life and the barriers women face in accessing services?

Are you experienced in working with socially disadvantaged and vulnerable people?

Are you experienced in implementing support plans, risk assessments and reviews?

Do you have an awareness and understanding of the benefits system?


If so, the Family Support Worker role may be for you.


You will be committed to equality and diversity, have the ability to develop and influence others and have experience of working in an environment that is health and safety conscious.


About us


Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.



About the job

To provide support to women who have substance misuse issues and their children. Interacting with them on a day to day basis, agreeing well-structured plans, and empowering, coaching and advising them so they are able to stabilise their situation, and move on successfully. This may involve lone working at times.


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Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/



We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.

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