* Family Offer - Oldbury, Smethwick, West Bromwich and Wednesbury


Family Support Assistant

Family Support Assistant

Be rewarded and have new experiences, volunteer with us as a Family Support Assistant.

Can you:

  • Communicate clearly
  • Empathise with parents struggling to cope with family life
  • Be respectful and non-judgemental while not accepting of behaviours that are damaging to others
  • 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 support staff in providing practical and emotional support to parents
  • Visits to 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

Location: Sandwell, West Midlands

In Sandwell (Oldbury, Smethwick, Wednesbury and West Bromwich) we provide various activities and support to children and their families. We run one-to-one and group sessions and provide support with employment, parenting, debt support, school readiness  and many health initiatives. Sessions are run in our centres and at community venues in the area. We support children and their families to explore learning opportunities and raise their aspirations through fun and exciting activities. We also run specific targeted groups such as our Fathers group in order to support the harder to reach members of our community. We also offer a family support service offering support, advice and guidance to families within their own homes or in our centres.