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Family Support Worker

Job Description

Family Support Worker

Warrington Council are looking for a Family Support Worker to join their team. The successful candidate will be working 37 hours a week over flexible working between the hours of 9 and 6, to support children and families to have supervised family time.


  • Assigned to a family and remain with them for the duration of their session.
  • Record the interactions, provide advice if requested and only intervene if necessary to ensure a child/young person's safety.
  • Observe, monitor and factually record the Family Time sessions of the children/young people, with their parent/carer - ensuring that the children and families feel supported to enjoy quality time together.
  • Follow safeguarding protocols to ensure the situation is swiftly responded to, to ensure the safety of children and young people.
  • Ensure any safeguarding concerns are immediately reported to a senior colleague as per protocol.
  • Liaise with other professionals as it may be necessary to enable decisions to be made to ensure the child/young person's safety moving forward.
  • Provide advice and guidance to parents/carers to support their care and interactions with the children/young people during the session.
  • Review information about the families' circumstances to ensure they are aware of the needs, risks, level of supervision and support they need to provide.
  • Contribute to the development of the service by listening to family's feedback, sharing information within team meetings and participate in training.
  • Plan own diary and work independently.
  • Transport children to and from some family time sessions.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must be a full licence car user and have business insurance.
  • NVQ Lvl 3 in Child Care or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable knowledge, skills and experience of direct family support work (1-2 years on-the-job skills and knowledge development) and the statutory responsibility of the Local Authority to ensure Children's needs are met.
  • Full clear Enhanced DBS.

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If you are interested, please call Chris Richardson on 01772 208964 or email me your CV -

If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

The benefits of working with SCS:

  • A specialist dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact.
  • Exceptional referral bonuses - £250 per referral placed in to work!
  • An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
  • Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
  • Payroll service twice a week.
  • Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
  • Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
  • Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
  • DBS disclosures provided via fast-track online services free of charge.