Placement and Family Support Worker

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Kent
Oakwood House - Kent
Salary: £28,821 per annum
Closing Date: Ongoing

  • Working hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday
  • Health benefit and life assurance scheme
  • 25 days annual leave 
  • upto 6% employer pension contribution

Childhood First is a charity with a long and successful history of providing integrated programmes of care, education and treatment for traumatised children and young people with complex emotional and psychological needs.

Oakwood House is a specialist residential children’s home providing a programme of care, treatment and education for up to four children aged between 11 to 16 years old.

The primary purpose of the Placement and Family Support Worker is to provide tailored packages of support, where appropriate, to each child’s family and to each child’s accompanying professional network.  This will involve attending to relationships, supporting the understanding of those external to Oakwood House in the process of developing holistic plans in the best interest of the child and developing, delivering and supporting appropriate transition plans.

You will have a Degree or Professional Qualification related to social work and ideally would have received training in psychosocial care, psychoanalytic or psychodynamics.

If you are applying from outside of Oakwood House, please ensure you speak with your Director before submitting your application for this role.

Childhood First is committed to safeguarding children. Appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure and references.


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