Family Support Worker
This is an exciting opportunity to join Strengthening Families Hub within Children with Disabilities Team. We are a dynamic team, which offers a high standard of service within a highly supportive environment. Restorative Practice is at the heart of what we do. Here at Warwickshire County Council we put children and families at the forefront. We aim to ensure that Warwickshire’s children, young people, parents and carers receive the right help at the right time. We are passionate about supporting communities and families to build on their strengths and relationships and find their own solutions.
Warwickshire Children with Disabilities Team is seeking a Family Support Worker to join the team on a permanent, full-time basis. We are a County Wide Team comprising of both Social Workers and Family Support Workers based across two sites – one in the north of the county and one in the south. The role will require you to be prepared to work county wide.
Focusing on strengths and utilising an asset-based approach, you will support and enable children and their family members to reach identified outcomes to meet their full potential and maximise the child / young person’s independence.
- FSW’s in the Children with Disabilities Team, support Social Workers with specific pieces of direct work inclusive of Child in Need, Child Protection, and Children Looked After. This includes undertaking direct work with children and young people and their families.
- Supporting with visits and Family Time sessions where required.
- Delivery of parenting programmes, sleep programmes and parenting approaches.
- Undertaking Carers Wellbeing Conversations with carers and parents.
- Contributing to social work assessments.
- Co-delivering information and support sessions for families and children within the wider community who require support with a child / young person with a disability.
- Participation in duty activities alongside Social Workers, responding to emergencies / duty support as required.
If you are passionate about supporting children and families, we want to hear from you.
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
For information about the role please contact Louise Payne via:
Closing date: 24th September 2021
Interview date: 13th and 15th October 2021
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Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.