Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Family Support Worker (Children with Disabilities Team)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£26,446 - £29,174 per annum

Are you committed to providing excellent services to the vulnerable children and families of Newcastle? Do you want an employer who will support you to have the career that is right for you?

We are seeking a highly skilled, creative individual who has excellent organisational and communication skills. You will need to have a flexible and fast paced approach with the ability to work to support and assist families that are in crisis and also to undertake planned pieces of intervention.

You will be responsible for providing direct support to children, young people and their families and to support Social Workers in delivering an agreed plan.

Experience working with children with disabilities and their families, a professional and diplomatic approach is essential as the work is of a highly confidential and sensitive nature.

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge, significant experience and skill to work intensively with families in our Children with Disabilities team.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

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Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the application form, as this information is used in the section process for interview.

Closing date: 12 October 2022


Closing date:

12 October 2022

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