Senior Family Support Worker (Intensive Support)

Children's Caseworker (Early Help)
220003XW Requisition #

| Salary £30,095 - £34,373  Per annum | Fixed Term to 30/09/2024 | Full time 37 hours per week  | Early Help | Chorley District |

Children and Family Wellbeing Service (CFW) is p|art of Lancashire County Council’s Education and Children’s Services. It offers early help and support to children, young people aged 0-19yrs+ (25yrs for young people with special educational needs and disabilities) and their families across Lancashire. The service is committed to minimising the impact of any disadvantage for Lancashire children by working with them, their families and communities as early as possible, enabling them to get the right support, in the right way, at the right time.

The service responds as early as possible when a child, young person, or family needs support and this helps to prevent concerns escalating.

By working together with the child and family we can provide an enhanced level of practical support to address needs directly. Sometimes our workers meet with individuals or families on a one-to-one basis, and sometimes they bring children, young people, and families together in groups. We focus on strengths and protective factors and build a positive relationship with children and family members where their voice is heard, and they feel listened to.

Our core aim is to work better together with our multi-agency early help partners across all areas in Lancashire, to ensure that Children, young people and their families are safe, healthy and achieve their full potential. Early Help is fundamental to achieving this vision

Senior Family Support Workers are essentially, experienced operational frontline delivery staff, holding a blend of direct service delivery responsibilities alongside some frontline supervision of lower graded delivery staff.

Senior Family Support Workers for FIS will provide support and frontline caseload supervision for a nominated group of 'Family Support Workers (FIS)' – based normally on a ratio of 1:5 or 1:6. They will be the principle line of management oversight, practice guidance and support for Family Support Workers delivering intensive support, assisting with smart action planning and actively tracking team caseload progress against agreed quality assurance measures and processes.

For Further Information please contact:

Michelle Waring

Team Manager (Family Intensive Support)

Chorley District

Children & Family Wellbeing Service (Early Help)

Lancashire County Council 

01772 539419 or 07717543742

Closing Date: 6/10/2022

Shortlisting Date: 12/10/22

Interview Dates: 19/10/22 & 21/10/22

Car User: Desirable – requirement to travel to across the District of Chorley

DBS: Yes

DCCR (Disqualification for caring for children): Yes

Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.


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