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Family Support Worker (Resource Team)

Vacancy Details

Location: Civic Centre
Region: North East England
Job Type: Fixed Term
Category: Social Care – Children Service
Date Posted: 11/06/2024
Reference: 0000006234




FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER (Resource Team)                                                                                   

Band 7-9 £24,702 - £31,364 pa

3 x posts available

Fixed term for 12 months 

37 hours per week over 7 days (including evening and weekends)


Children’s & Joint Commissioning Services have a vacancy within our Children in Care and Care leaver’s service for an experienced Family Support Worker working with children with disabilities.   

Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we provide our children and young people with the best support and service that we can possibly can. Our most recent ILACS Inspection carried out In March 2024 rated us as ‘outstanding’ and highlighted that disabled children are supported by skilled and caring practitioners who are working with children with highly complex needs. Staff expertly support children to have a say in what is important to them.

We want to recruit dedicated, driven and committed staff to support us to continue to provide and drive this outstanding service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Family Support Worker to work as part of our Children with Disabilities Resource Team.

As Family Support Worker, you will provide highly engaging, relevant and innovative support to children and young people with disabilities and provide them and their families with short break respite in a variety of settings such as, youth groups and 1:1 work within the community. 

You will work closely with our Children with Disabilities Social Work Team and our Short Break Care unit at Exmoor Grove. 

The post holder will have an understanding and/or willingness to work towards understanding a wide range of Disabilities and the impact this may have upon children and young people being able to engage in social opportunities. The Post Holder will be required to use their initiative and imagination to unblock significant barriers children, young people and families we work with face regarding accessing social opportunities and building social skills. 

The ideal candidate will have access to their own vehicle and be able to use this vehicle at all times. 

The post holder will be passionate about improving life chances for all young people and committed to supporting the needs of our children and young people.

 Applicants must be: 

·         Fast thinking

·         Enthusiastic

·         Able to work both on their own and as part of a team in challenging situations

·         Able to relate to children, young people and their families

·         Able to provide support and services, which promote change and development

·         Able to work unsocial hours including during the evening, weekend, early mornings, and school holidays


Children Services in Hartlepool prioritizes the wellbeing of staff through a manageable workload, a highly supportive and visible management team, an excellent staff wellbeing at work offer and a very positive culture of support and development. All candidates will be provided with full training, supervision and support.

For further information please contact Lisa Cushlow, Head of Children in Care and Care Leavers on 01429 523961

Closing date: 23 June 2024, midnight


PLEASE NOTE - All communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the e-mail address that you have registered.  Please also ensure you check your junk mail.



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