Family Support Worker - Adolescent Support Service

Warwickshire County Wide
£24,920 - £27,514
21 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
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Are you a passionate, proactive and committed individual with experience of working with young people?


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! 


The Role


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 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.


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. 


For further details please see the Job Description and Person Specification.



Additional Information


Warwickshire County Council are 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 Vicky Woodfield


Closing Date: 8th August 2022


Interview Date: W/C 22nd August 2022


To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


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.

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