An exciting opportunity has arisen in Early Help as we are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker within our Restore Team.

The role

You will work across the borough alongside other services such as parenting, children’s centres, health services, children’s social care, housing, probation and others to offer a multi-agency approach. You will manage a caseload of families up until the unborn child reaches their fifth birthday by providing intensive support to the family during the pregnancy and after the birth. You will carry out regular home visits, complete and review assessments, attend meetings, and act as lead professional. 

Restore is an innovative, dynamic and creative approach designed to address the needs of women who have had children removed from their care. It offers an intense programme of therapeutic, practical and behavioural support through an integrated model. It is a voluntary, intensive programme aimed at parents most at risk of their unborn child being removed from their care and parents who have already been subject to safeguarding procedures. It aims to reduce the number of children being removed into care by working with women to improve their wellbeing, resilience, and stability. The aim is to support pregnant women, their families and unborn babies at the earliest opportunity to encourage and sustain positive changes for the best outcomes for their unborn child.

Applicants must:

Have experience of working with children and families in their home environment and experience of working with families across the threshold of need.

For an informal discussion please contact Carlie Mills, Early Help Locality Manager on 07583052727.

Closing Date: 12 July 2022

DBS clearance is required.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

If you are a permanent WBC employee you will need to apply for this fixed term position as an internal secondment opportunity and will need to discuss this with your current line manager prior to applying.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer