Family Support Worker
About Us Here at Warwickshire County Council we put children and families at the heart of everything we do. We aim to ensure that Warwickshire’s children, young people and families receive the right help at the right time. We are passionate about supporting communities and families to build on their strengths and relationships and find their own solutions. Warwickshire’s Early Help Team have won Children and Families Team of the Year 2020. We are doing great and we need great people to join us! The Role We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed Family Support Worker to join our team. Our exciting, innovative and caring service supports children, young people and their families aged 0-19 years (up to 25 years with SEND), who need information, advice and direct support. Family Support Worker’s apply multi-disciplinary skills in their work and use restorative practice in all they do. The team deliver a range of interventions, including the Family Support Line, drop-in sessions, parenting programmes, and directly support families on a one to one basis. Key requirements We are looking for people with the following skills and experience: A solution-focused and strength-based ethos. Resilient with emotional intelligence, and an understanding of family dynamics and child development. Experience of positive parenting skills. Experience of engaging and working with families facing challenges. If you are an organised, friendly and efficient person, we have the following vacancy in our team: 1 x 30-hour post over 4 days in Warwick (permanent) Working pattern: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For further details about the role please see the Job Description and Person Specification. Other opportunities: 1 X 22.5-hour / 3-day Family Support Worker post in Nuneaton and Bedworth advertised separately. (Permanent) 1 X 37-hour Parent Trainer post in South Warwickshire - Stratford and Warwick District (2 years fixed term) 1 X 37-hour Parent Trainer post in Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire (2 years fixed term) Additional Information This organisation is 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 this opportunity please contact Joy Wood Joywood@warwickshire.gov.uk Closing date: 5th November 2020 Interview date: 13th November 2020 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 email@example.com 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 demonstrates that they meet the criteria for the post. This means 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, people with a disability and people from the LGBT+ Community.