Family Support Worker
Warwickshire County Council
Nuneaton, GB
4d ago

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children in Care Support Service as a Children’s Practitioner delivering an essential role supporting the relationships between children in care and their families in a variety of different ways.

We as a service are responsible for the delivery of family time (previously known as contact) in order to enable looked after children to see their family members in a safe and secure setting in line with the legal requirements of their case.

The Children in Care Support Service also support Direct work and Life story work with the children and families we support.

We offer therapeutic life story work delivered within our wider service for children aged 5 years and over but we also create life story books for our younger children.

We also provide additional support to our carers in terms of daily respite to enable stability of placement and encouraging and enabling our young people to access hobbies and recreational activities where there may be a barrier.

The team has a blend of Children’s Practitioners with varying experience in family support work and some of which who are employed on a sessional basis.

We support family time to take place in a number of family time centres across the county or outside in community-based venues where appropriate.

We are looking for workers who our passionate about making a difference to the lives of children and their families and acknowledges the benefits of working WITH not TO or FOR to support change.

The Role

The role would be to support and supervise family time within a caseload of ongoing work, completion of the required admin associated with this including family time recordings that could be used within the court process.

Undertake Life Story work, both in the form of direct therapeutic intervention and also the production of books.

Building relationships with children and young people in order to support their placements and provide respite support and facilitate the engagement in hobbies and activities when required.

If you would like to be part of a busy, dynamic and supportive team then we welcome your applications.

Base : Hilary Road, Nuneaton but working across all areas in the north of the county including Bedworth and Atherstone.

Key Requirements

Support children in care to engage in safe and positive family time within a secure setting.

To understand the importance of family time, and the value of sustaining good connections within relationships between children and young people and their birth families.

Ability to work independently and travel across the county to meet the needs of the service.

To be available for work at our peak times which includes after school, evenings and weekends.

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