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Family Support Worker

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

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Who are we?

We are a busy and dynamic team who support children in care to spend time with their parents, anyone with PR who is not their parent, siblings, relatives or any other connected person under supervision which we call “family time”. It is important that children are supported to maintain and build safe positive relationships with members of their family ensuring that their family time is focussed and shaped around the child’s needs. We receive a variety of referrals as part of the assessment process by direction of the court, children under child protection plans, private law arrangements and long-term care plans. Family time can take place at several venues across the Warwickshire County and occasionally outside of these borders. We also support in the delivery of life story work. This may be direct life story work with children or completion of life story books.


Find out why we are good Ofsted


Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team as Warwickshire has been chosen as one of the seven areas to deliver the Families First for Children Pathfinder Programme..  Join us to help shape and influence the future of children's social care together.

If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. Click here to find out more about Warwickshire County Council’s Children and Families Service.


 Family Support Worker

Your role as a Family Support Worker is to ensure family time is facilitated in a regular and safe environment. A good understanding of what family time is, the importance of nurturing relationships with birth families and identity is essential. Whilst you will hold a regular caseload, each day is different to the next requiring you to be flexible and adaptable to sudden changing circumstances. Knowledge around safeguarding and actions to take is essential for this role. You will be required to produce a detailed report of the interactions and care witnessed, offering support and guidance where required within the session. Between family time sessions, you may be transporting children back to their carers, attending family time review meetings, producing your recordings and liaising with social workers and other professionals. You will have a responsibility to keep risk assessments up to date as circumstances and needs change. You may be required to complete some life story work so some knowledge around this is beneficial.


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Read more in our Agile Working leaflet



 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 Julie Douglas


Closing date: 31st of July 2024
Interview date: 13th of August 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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