family support worker




Family support workers provide emotional and practical help and advice to families that go through difficulties such as addictions, disabilities, sickness, imprisoned parents, marital and financial difficulties. They provide advice on the best solution for the children in relation to their stay with their families or not. They also provide information on the available services based on the family's specific needs.

Alternative label

  • intensive family support worker

  • early help family worker

  • family engagement worker

  • family intervention worker

  • early intervention worker (families)

  • children and families support worker

  • family service worker

  • family social care worker

  • family advice worker

  • family worker (early intervention)

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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