* Mulberry Children's Centre

Family Support Assistance

Family Support Assistance

Be rewarded and have new experiences, volunteer with us as an Family Support Assistance.

Can you:

  • Communicate clearly
  • Able to empathise with parents struggling to cope with family life
  • Be respectful and non-judgemental while not accepting of behaviours that are damaging to others
  • Able to identify when children are at risk, in the home or community
  • Understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality

What you can expect:

  • Family Support Assistants play a key role in working with parents to identify and address pressure points in family life before they escalate to a problematic level. 
  • You will provide practical and emotional support to parents
  • Help them to continue to implement strategies developed with our Family Partners to reduce difficulties. 
  • Visiting families in their own home and sometimes accompanying them to groups or activities in the community.

What we can offer:

  • Gaining valuable social care experience working with families – useful for people looking to study and work in the social care sector
  • Learning about how best to support families in difficult situations
  • Improving your employability
  • Gaining a sense of pride and self worth
  • Improving your confidence
  • Being involved in your local community
  • Meeting new people.

Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works.

Our Vision

The Weymouth & Portland Children's Centres offer support, fun activities and groups for everyone caring for a child 0-5 years and family support work in the home for 0-10 year olds.

Our groups include universal Stay & Play, Baby Massage, Breast Feeding Support, Young Parents Group, Dads group and parenting and development advice.