Family support workers are social services professionals who provide assistance and guidance to children and families in need. They work in settings such as foster care or adoption agencies, child protective services agencies or family services organizations.
The Family Support Worker Course aims to provide great insight into the skills and knowledge related to working with children and families. This course will discuss the key skills and knowledge related to working with families, identifying and resolving family difficulties, safeguarding in the home and more. This course will provide a great insight into this field of study with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working in within the field of family support work, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.
- At the end of the course, you will be required to sit for an online MCQ test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately. You will instantly know whether you have been successful or not.
- Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam.
After completing and passing the course successfully, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24.
Who is this Course for?
Family Support Worker Course is certified by CPD Qualifications Standards and CiQ. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.
As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic background.
Our Family Support Worker Course is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.
After completing this course you will be able to build up accurate knowledge and skills with proper confidence to enrich yourself and brighten up your career in the relevant job market.
|Module 1 - The role of family support worker|
|The functions, work environment, and daily activities of a family support worker||00:15:00|
|The key responsibilities of a family support worker and different specialisations||00:15:00|
|The key qualities of a family support worker and what a family support worker should expect||00:15:00|
|Duties as a family support worker||00:15:00|
|Professional development, career prospects, and anticipated salary as a family support worker||00:05:00|
|A day in the life of a family support worker||00:15:00|
|Pros and cons of being a family support worker||00:05:00|
|Work-life balance as a family support worker||00:15:00|
|Top tips for family support workers||00:05:00|
|Module 2 - Legislation, policy, and guidance|
|Introduction to legislation, policy, and guidance||00:05:00|
|Overview of legislation – England||00:15:00|
|The Children and Families Act 2014||00:30:00|
|Policy and guidance – England||00:15:00|
|Overview of legislation – Scotland||00:05:00|
|Policy and guidance – Scotland||00:15:00|
|Overview of legislation – Northern Ireland||00:05:00|
|Policy and guidance – Northern Ireland||00:05:00|
|Overview of legislation – Wales||00:05:00|
|Policy and guidance – Wales||00:05:00|
|Module 3 - The family issues and solving them|
|Parental mental health – how to help children living with parents with mental health problems||00:15:00|
|Parental mental health – assessing the risk of mental health problems||00:05:00|
|Parental mental health – intervention and support for children and families||00:15:00|
|Parental substance misuse – how to help children living with parents who misuse alcohol and drugs||00:05:00|
|Parental substance misuse – assessing the risk of parental alcohol and drug misuse||00:05:00|
|Parental substance misuse – intervention and support for children and families||00:05:00|
|Domestic abuse – what is domestic abuse?||00:05:00|
|Separation, divorce, and parental responsibility||00:05:00|
|Separation, divorce, and contact||00:05:00|
|General advice on talking about difficult topics||00:15:00|
|Books to help talking about difficult topics||00:15:00|
|Module 4 - Safeguarding - assessing need and providing help|
|Introduction to safeguarding – a child-centred, coordinated approach||00:30:00|
|Access, referral, and information sharing||00:30:00|
|Disabled children, carers, youth establishments, and contextual safeguarding||00:15:00|
|Assessment purpose, protocols, principles, and parameters||00:15:00|
|Analysis, outcomes, and timeliness||00:30:00|
|Processes for managing individual Part 1||00:30:00|
|Processes for managing individual Part 2||00:15:00|
|Processes for managing individual Part 3||00:15:00|
|Module 5 - Building relationships|
|Types of family and what makes healthy families||00:15:00|
|Why relationships are key to good social work||00:30:00|
|The importance of relationships in social work to relationships in social work||00:30:00|
|The personal qualities required for relationship building||00:15:00|
|Working on empathy to build relationships||00:15:00|
|The professional attributes required for relationship building||00:15:00|
|Self-knowledge and professional use of self in relationship building||00:15:00|
|Taking an individualised approach, involving the parents, what parents want from the relationship, sharing information, and building trust||00:30:00|
|Challenges in relationship building||00:15:00|
|The difference between getting the relationship right and getting it wrongb||00:30:00|
|Mock Exam- Family Support Worker Course||00:30:00|
|Final Exam- Family Support Worker Course||00:30:00|
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