Casual Family Support Worker

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Salary:£21,693.00 - £28,221.00 

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Employment Type:Casual  

Location:Hillview House North upton lane, Barnwood, Gloucester - GL4 3TL 

Closing date:18 January 2018 at midnight 


An exciting opportunity exists for a Casual Family Support Worker (Level 3) to join the Diversion & Placement Support Team (DPST). The post includes direct work with children and their families (parenting, anger management, resilience and keep safe work). As a Family Support Worker, you will work closely with the allocated Social Worker to help make plans for children and young people who have been identified as being in need of support so that they can remain living within their family or extended family.


This busy but supportive team is committed to working with children and their families on a multi-agency, preventive basis to improve outcomes for children.


You may be required to be involved in a 6 week out of hour’s rota, including weekends, to provide support to known DPST families, foster carers and to the Emergency Duty Team.


This post is casual and, you may be required to work outside of ‘normal’ working hours. Details can be discussed at interview


Ideally you will have a minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care and/or have significant experience of working within the children and families field. You will possess good communication skills both written and verbal, with an ability to meet deadlines within a supportive management structure.


This position is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Interview Date 6th February 2018.

For further information please email or phone Alistair Elliott or Cass Jordan on 01452 614230

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.

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