Children & Families Family Support Worker for Children in Need

Warwickshire County Council
£28,770.00 - £31,364.00 per annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Do you want to be a trailblazer in children’s social care?


Warwickshire’s Children & Families Service is implementing a new role – Family Support Worker for Child in Need.


You will case hold a young person and their family who are classified as a Child in Need and complete assessments where appropriate. You will work with the family on a day to day basis and be fully supported by a Lead Practitioner. We will ensure you receive relevant and appropriate training to enable you to fully support your young people and their families.


  • Do you have previous experience of working with children
  • Do you want to broaden your experience
  • Do you want to be part of developing the new role
  • Are you enthusiastic and committed


Join a supportive team where we are employee and child friendly. We value our employees; we offer a wide range of in-house training and are committed to ensuring we support your wellbeing. 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. Find out more about Us and Our Offer to you


This role provides good career opportunities: with 2 years experience working for us you may be eligible for our social work degree apprenticeship scheme.

To hear more about what Warwickshire can offer you, click here: Our offer to you and Download our Why work for Us Brochure


The Role


We have multiple roles across the 5 Warwickshire Districts & Boroughs. The roles are in our Safeguarding & Support Teams and our Initial Response Teams, who have a dedicated team of Managers, Lead Practitioners, Social Workers and Family Support Workers who will be there to support and advise you, but you will be the key lead person in the young persons time with us.


You will be responsible for ensuring their care plans are updated, work directly with the family to affect change, ensure the voice of the young person is heard and acted on, plan and lead any statutory meetings that are required, but most of all, be part of a team around the young person.


Find out more about Warwickshire Children & Families Service


Have you got the attributes we are looking for?  Does this resonate?  Are you a people person and want to work with others, build strong relationships with them and help children to thrive?  Are you reflective and restorative in your approach and always willing to learn?  Then we want to hear from you!


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. 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


For further information and a more detailed conversation about the role please contact Claire Reynolds (Initial Response roles) or Mia Turner (Safeguarding & Support roles).


Closing date:  26th February 2024

Interview date: W/C 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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