Family Support Worker – Assessment & Intervention (7 roles) & Looked After Children & Care Leavers Team (1 role)

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made - please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.
Children & Families
Child Protection & Family Support
Across Kirklees
Grade 8

£25,927 - £27,514

Do you enjoy working with and supporting children and their families, are you creative and adaptable, do you strive to be part of an outstanding organisation?

Do you want to be part of our journey in providing excellent services for children and families of Kirklees, and ensuring the best outcomes for our children and young people?

Kirklees are looking to strengthen our Children’s Social Work teams and are recruiting Family Support Workers to work within our locality social work teams.

If you are passionate about working with children and families and are enthusiastic about supporting families to ensure the best outcomes for children we need you to be part of our teams.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our social work teams and support them in providing outstanding services to children and families. Alongside social workers you will be expected to support and assess the needs, risks and strengths of children, young people and their families with a range of needs. You will work creatively with all family members, engaging effectively with children, young people and their families. You will support families in times of crisis offering both practical and emotional support.

We have opportunities across four localities. For more information or to have an informal discussion please call 01484 221000 and ask for: Adele Lakey or Faye Sykes for the Assessment & Intervention roles and Rahila Habib for the Looked After Children & Care Leavers role.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence, and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).

Shortlisting: 17 October.

Provisional interview dates: 27 & 28 October.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

13 October 2022, 9:00 AM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.