Plymouth Children's Centres

Family Support Assistant.

Family Support Assistant

Family Support Assistants play a key role in developing parents/carers confidence by providing practical and emotional support in accessing the Children's Centres Services.

Do you have:

  • Enthusiasm for meeting and supporting parents/carers and their babies/children
  • The ability to be respectful and non-judgemental
  • Able to identify when children are at risk
  • Understanding the importance of maintaining confidentiality
  • Willingness to engage in training

What you can expect:

  • Gain increased knowledge about the Centres services
  • Meet the family at an agreed location to walk to the Children's Centre
  • Enable parents to increase peer support and social networks an opportunities for their children to play and learn
  • Centre based meetings
  • Joint home visits undertaken with centre staff
  • Bookstart contact -Training will be given
  • Ability to commit to 2 to 3 hours a week

What we offer:

  • Improve your employability to work in the Social Care sector
  • Build your confidence and transferrable skills in the workplace
  • Access to accredited learning recognised by employers
  • Feel Valued as part of the Action for Children Family

Our Vision

Our Children's centres play an essential role in giving children and families the early support they need.

We are open to your whole community on a regular basis. We work in partnership with other agencies such as health visitors, midwives and local schools.

To help under-fives get ready for school our services include: child and family health services; parenting programmes and antenatal support; early year’s education services, such as ‘stay and play’ sessions; speech and language support and family learning.

In addition we offer support for parents with adult learning and employment support. This may include language, literacy and numeracy support, family learning, access to apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities as steps toward employment and links to Jobcentre Plus. This is supported by good quality, inclusive childcare.