Do you want to make Warwickshire more child friendly?
Our aim is to make our county as safe, stable, and full of opportunity as possible for children and young people with access to good health, education, and other services.
The needs of children and families guide our social work practice as we work with them to help them be as healthy, happy, safe, skilled, and heard as possible. It’s a big responsibility that can be challenging at times, but this is what drives us to develop and achieve, and you’ll be given the support an encouragement to develop and learn different skills.
Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team, the service received a Good Ofsted rating at the beginning of 2022 and we’re building on this by expanding our workforce and investing in sustainable services to make a difference to the lives of children and families. Find out why we are good Ofsted
If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service.
The family adolescent support team is a new multi-disciplinary team working with young people 11+ where the main area of need is related to extra-familial harm. We also work with young people at the edge of care where there are concerns relating to mental health and substance misuse, young people 16 and 17 presenting as homeless, and supporting young people’s return home following a period of hospital admittance (tier 4).
The post will offer you the opportunity to:
- Work creatively and collaboratively within a multi-agency team and with partner agencies.
- Work intensively with children, young people and their parents/carers within a contextual framework.
- Develop skill base and knowledge in relation to mental health, substance misuse, contextual safeguarding, and extra-familial harm.
- Build strong and stabilising relationships with children, young people, and their parents/carers.
- Work within a child in need framework, ensuring statutory timeframes are met and plans are outcome focused.
- Offer support and guidance to Family Support Workers and oversee interventions.
- Respond to risk in a timely manner and ensure appropriate safeguarding actions are taken.
We also offer agile working, as well as hybrid working Children and families service - rewards and benefits – Warwickshire County Council.
Find out more about Us and Our Offer to you
This is the difference you make.
Our team is locality based, this vacancy is for 1 Family Support Worker, based at Nuneaton Justice Centre.
Across all areas our Family Support Workers will be: -
- Passionate about achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families, and this will be demonstrated through restorative practice.
- Undertaking work to reduce harms for children and young people.
- Working with young people and an ability to form positive relationships.
- Working with children, young people, and their families within a contextual safeguarding framework, working to reduce extra-familial harm with children, young people, and their parents/carers.
- Empowering parents/carers as partners in safeguarding and ensure interventions are robust and effective.
For further details please see the job description and person specification
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 Joseph Quintanilla: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 23 November 2023
Interview: Week Commencing 04 December 2023
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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.