Savannah Lodge

Work With Us

Location: Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire

Principal Social Worker – £38,000 – £42,000
with the view of taking on the manager`s role after registration

Social Worker – £35,000 – £40,000

Team leaders

Diploma in childcare – £11 – £12.50

Family Support Worker – £10 – £11.50 Subject to experience

Location: Harlow Essex

Social Worker – £35,000 – £40,000

Are you looking for a challenge and an opportunity to make a real difference to children and their families?

Do you have a passion for helping families to achieve lasting change and stay together?

If so Savannah Lodge are searching for several new posts, of Parenting Support Workers based within our Family Residential home in Essex, to work directly with complex families where there are safeguarding concerns and there may be a real risk of them otherwise coming into care. Successful candidates will work alongside the Social Workers and families to coach parents to improve their parenting abilities and support children primarily aged under 5 to reach their full potential.

Due to the responsive nature of the role, we require reliable and flexible team players that are able to work some evenings and possibly weekends. 

As this is a responsive service that works best for families, it will be an expectation to be able to work flexibly, including some evenings and possibly weekends.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are able to supportively help parents develop practical parenting and life skills.
  • Can encourage families to deal with any day-to-day issues they might such as, financial poblems, family issues or issues with school attendance.
  • Are empathetic when dealing with complex families and children.
  • Can work with families to ensure that children do well in school and have their care needs fully met.
  • Can work with a range of professionals to improve outcomes for children and families.


Educated to GCSE level Clear enhanced DBS check
Evidence of a commitment to continue professional development

A level 3 qualification in early years, social care, or related fields Accredited or nationally recognised qualifications in an evidence based parenting programme e.g.

Triple P/Webster Stratton Accredited or nationally accredited qualification in an evidence based intervention e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Motivational Interviewing Multi Systemic Therapy