Reference: RA0005300
Description: Children with Disabilities Team

About Us

There is an exciting opportunity to join Warwickshire’s Children with Disabilities Team as a Family Support Worker within our exciting and new Strengthening Families Hub.

The Children with Disabilities Team is a County Wide and fast-paced team, but one with a supportive and cohesive team culture, where the support and development of our practitioners is prioritised. We adopt a positive, can do and problem-solving approach to our work, keeping our children central to our work- their voice is key! We are not afraid to challenge ourselves and others.

Within the Team we work with children and young people who have a complex disability, including supporting children who have a physical and/or learning disability. Our Team includes Social Workers, Family Support Workers, and an Occupational Therapist. Our dedicated Team of Family Support Workers work alongside Social Workers to support our families. The Children with Disabilities Team also has close links with our Commissioners and our Short Break Provides, alongside our partners in both Health and Education.

This is an opportunity to join our new Strengthening Families Hub, which supports our families under Child in Need, making sure that they are receiving the right support.

The post will offer you the opportunity:

The opportunity to join an innovative and exciting new role within the Team

To be involved in the development of the 0-25 Service, and the implementation of new ways of working

Build strong and stabilising relationships with children, young people, and their parents/carers.

A clear induction, with regular and reflective supervision

A working environment which promotes agile working

Find out why we are good:Ofsted

Find out more about our offer: Our offer to you.

The Role

We are looking for a Family Support Worker to join our Strengthening Families Hub, supporting our children in need. You will work closely with a Social Worker, working alongside our families to deliver support and interventions. This will consider a whole family approach, utilising the strengths of the family, building on their support networks and enabling our children and young people to reach their full potential.

The Role includes:

Working alongside a family’s Social Worker, working together to support our families
Working directly with our families to deliver evidence-based interventions, under the guidance of the family’s Social Worker.
Work within a child in need framework, ensuring statutory timeframes are met and plans are outcome focused.
Be passionate for achieving the best outcomes for our children and their families

For more information please contact Natalie Sanders, Operations Manager, nataliesanders@warwickshire.gov.uk or Workforce Development Officer by emailingworkforus@warwickshire.gov.uk

For the Full Description and the Person Specification, please click on the link below

Family Support Worker- Strengthening Families

Additional Information

Closing Date: 2nd October 2023
Interview Date: 6th October 2023

Warwickshire County Council are 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.

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 onhrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.ukincluding 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 hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk 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. Seemore
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*26,845.00-*GBP*29,439.00 per annum
Package: Full time, Permanent
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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