Family Support Worker

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Salary:£21,268.00 - £27,668.00 

Working Hours:15 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Edinburgh House, Cheltenham - GL51 7SA 

Closing date:02 July 2017 at midnight 

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Family Support Worker to join our Cheltenham Children and Families Team. The team is a friendly and supportive community based social work team in Cheltenham with an established good reputation amongst our partner agencies.

The post is part time, two days per week and we are seeking somebody who is committed to providing early intervention and targeted support to children, young people, and their families.

The purpose of the Family Support Worker role is to work alongside our social workers in ensuring we are able to improve the outcomes of children and their families through direct work and intervention.

You will participate in the development of the role across the locality and bring a creative approach to meeting the identified needs of children. In return, we will be able to offer you training to allow you to grow in the role. You will benefit from our commitment to provide excellent supervision and support. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an experienced and dynamic multi professional team.

About you

  • Passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children through direct work

  • Creative and credible in your approach

  • Experience of multi agency working

  • Have experience of working in a front-line protection role

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and research

At Gloucestershire County Council children and families are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on building relationships, challenging preconceptions and assumptions to understand the lived experiences of children. Reflective practice and continual professional development is a priority across the service to enable us to grow and develop. So, if just like us, you’re passionate and committed to improving the lived experience of our children across Gloucestershire, we’d love to hear from you.

Gloucestershire County Council offers a wide range of benefits some of which include:

  • A stable Senior Management Team

  • Access to reflective professional supervision

  • A comprehensive training plan

  • Access to Principal Social Workers to support and develop social work practice

Gloucestershire has something to interest everyone with culture and variety. For more information about living in Gloucestershire, and working for us, visit

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Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a DBS check. As part of our safer recruitment policy if you are short listed we will request references from your previous and current employer.

Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help.  Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.