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Social Worker- Family Adolescent Support Team South

Warwickshire County Council
Leamington Spa
£33,945.00 - £45,441.00 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Social work; Children - Qualified
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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 and 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. 

If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. 


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If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. Find out more about Us and Our Offer to you


About us:


The family and adolescent support team is a new multi-disciplinary team working with young people aged 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). 


Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration.


We also offer agile working, as well as hybrid working Children and families service - rewards and benefits – Warwickshire County Council.


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


The Role:


Our team is locally based; this vacancy is for 1 Social Worker to be based in Leamington (South Warwickshire).

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Across all areas our Social Workers will be:


  • Passionate about achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families, and this will be demonstrated through restorative practice
  • A role model for good social work practice
  • Overseeing and supporting Child in Need work undertaken by Family Support workers
  • Review child in need plans and chair child in need meetings
  • Supporting young people if they transition into care and encourage reunification home
  • A good knowledge base of the challenges associated with working with children and their families is essential
  • Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England


Read more in our Agile Working leaflet

If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service.

For further details, please see the job descriptions below:



Additional Information:


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974


Any questions please contact Team Manager Olivia Batchelor on


Closing Date – 28th February 2024
Interview – Week commencing 4th March 2024


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.















As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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01926 41 8125
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