Family Support Worker
Warwickshire Children with Disabilities Team is seeking 2 Family Support Workers to join the team on a permanent, full-time basis.
Focusing on strengths and utilising an asset-based approach, you will support and enable children and their family members to reach identified outcomes to meet their full potential and maximise the child / young person’s independence.
The team is county wide and based across two sites – one in the north of the county and one in the south. The role will require you to be prepared to work county wide as required.
The Family Support Worker roles will be based within the Children with Disabilities Review Hub. These roles will involve:
- Managing a caseload of allocated children who receive a support package which meets identified needs.
- Review packages of support, and work with internal and external colleagues and parents / carers to ensure support packages remain effective and that positive outcomes are achieved.
- Co-ordinate and chair multi-agency review meetings and ensure children and their families are seen in order to review need.
- Provide appropriate signposting and support to parent / carers
- Working alongside social workers on duty.
- Undertake Carers Assessments.
We welcome applications from candidates with professional qualifications in Family Support, Child Care, Health and Education particularly those with experience of working with families and their children and young people who have a disability.
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 information about the role please contact: Debbie McDowell firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 2nd November 2020
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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.
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Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.