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Family Support Assistant

Bolton Council
£20,043 to £22,129 per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Team: Bridges Family Support Team

Hours: 20 Hours per week (5/7 per week on a rota)

Salary: Grade D (£20,043 to £22,129 per annum pro rata) plus 7% enhancement for unsociable and weekend working.  Casual car allowance.

Contract: Permanent

Qualifications Required: QCF/NVQ 2 in care.  Personal or work experience of offering support to children and their carers.

The Role:

Our BRIDGES Family Support Team, which supports disabled children and their families have a number of permanent Family Support Assistant posts available. 

As a Family Support Assistant, you will be a vital part of the team providing practical and personal support to disabled children. This  may be in their own homes or to enable them to get out and about.  You will be committed to helping families meet the needs of the young people in their care and, if not experienced or qualified, willing to undertake training.

You won’t be expected to know “everything”, but you must want to work alongside our children and families and  be willing to learn from them, our team members and by undertaking formal training.

Please look at our ‘Bridges Family Support Team’ guide for more information about the role.

About You:

You will be a highly motived individual, comfortable working within a team or by yourself, caring for disabled children and young people.

You must have the ability to cope with the physical demands of the role as young people may need support in moving and handling/positioning.

You will be committed and passionate about providing high quality, person centred practical, emotional and social support to the children in your care.

You will care about what you do and want to provide the highest quality care and experience you can.

This means that you will be working flexibly according to the assessed needs of families. This includes some weekend work and both early morning and late evening shifts

About Us:

Bridges Family Support Team is unique! It’s a fabulous team with outstanding outcomes for disabled children, young people and their families. Rated “OUTSTANDING” (2018 CQC Inspection)

You will  be operating within the wider Short Break Care team  meeting the assessed need of disabled children and their families across Bolton. This is a team with a strong ethos of person centred planning  responding to individual needs of each child . Hours of work vary from person to person according to need, and team members pride themselves on their flexibility.

All posts involve some weekend working, and you will be required to work some early mornings and evenings

There are a lot of reasons to join the Bolton Council family, please see attached our benefits page detailing all of the fantastic benefits that you could receive in working for us!

For more information about working for Bolton Council, please see the Working with Us page Work with Us | greater jobs on and see all the benefits you can get here:

Staff Benefits at Bolton Council

Our Values are really important to us, read all about them here:

Values Framework


For further details of the role and how we use your data, please see:

Job Description

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Documents for Right to Work

Documents for DBS

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is therefore required for this post.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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