Family Support Worker Adolescent Team
Family Support Worker – Adolescent Support Team
Are you a passionate, proactive and committed individual with experience of working with young people aged 15,16 and 17?
If so, we would welcome your application for this role.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand-new team in the Warwickshire County Council Children and Families Service.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for Family Support Workers to join our brand-new team supporting children and families. The aim of the team is to work intensively with young people aged 15, 16 and 17 to prevent them from coming into care or support their return home to their parents/carers if they have recently become looked after.
If you have the skill, determination, and commitment to improve outcomes for children and families then this is the perfect opportunity for you!
We are looking for a family support worker who will work creatively and collaboratively with young people and their families. You will be passionate, committed and solution-focused, evidencing restorative principles within your practice.
You will work intensively with young people aged 15,16 and 17, and their families, to prevent them from coming into care.
With young people who have recently come into care, you will work with them and their families to support their timely return home, if it is safe to do so. You will provide a rapid response during crisis situations and use appropriate interventions to support young people and their families.
Experience of working with young people and an ability to form positive relationships is essential. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop your own practice and skills with training in Restorative Practice and Motivational Interviewing. We are seeking a creative, innovative and dynamic practitioner, who has good organisation skills and excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
You will have regular supervision and support within the team and the opportunity to develop close working relationships with other teams within Children and Families including the Homeless Prevention Advisor.
If you have a strong commitment to achieving better outcomes for children & young people, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Working hours: Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-7pm
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
About WCC Children & Families Team
At Warwickshire County Council (WCC) we work with children and families restoratively, building strong relationships and connections to help families find long-lasting solutions. Our work contributes to our wider County Council aim – to make Warwickshire the best it can be for everyone. It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives our staff to succeed, develop and achieve.
If you’re someone who wants to do the best job possible, who approaches everything with passion, positivity, tenacity, courage and purpose, then we want you to work with us.
Throughout 2020 we continued to look to the future and build on our programme of change and investment in the service.
It has helped us shape and develop a focus on wellbeing, utilising technology, opening opportunities for career development and renewed our focus on reflective and supportive leadership. These are the backbone to our offer to our workforce.
WCC invested in Microsoft technology in 2020 which has enabled our workforce to seamlessly transition to community and homeworking. We have a whole council commitment to flexible working and employee wellbeing. We nurture, support and challenge each other to achieve the best outcomes for all our children.
WCC is an authority that engages with innovation. We are a financially secure local authority and want to achieve an outstanding service for children. To this end we have received £21m investment programme over four years to implement new and creative ways of working with children. This funding is from both the Council and Department for Education to strengthen relationship and evidenced based practice.
We provide safe and manageable caseloads and have provided substantial additional capacity to support teams with Covid pressures.
We’re building something very special in Warwickshire. A community of practice – with diverse thought, skills and experiences. Working for every child to create a Child Friendly Warwickshire.
WCC is an organisation 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 further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Vicky Woodfield email@example.com
Closing date: 17th 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 particularly encourage applications from global ethnic majorities (GEM), individuals with disabilities and men, who are currently under-represented within WCC within this service area. 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.