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Family Support Worker

Warwickshire County Council
£28,770- £31,364
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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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 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. 


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


About us


The Family & Adolescent Support team is a 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


The Role


Our team is locality based, this vacancy is for a Family Support Worker, based at Bloxham Centre, Rugby.

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.


Find out why we are good Ofsted



Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them! 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund


The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.


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.


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.


To discuss the role please contact Rebecca Winstone:


Closing date – 15th July 2024

Interviews – 25th and 29th July 2024


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 is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. 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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