Family Support Worker

Company: Polaris Children's Services

Location: Hybrid Working

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 08 July 2022

Salary: up to £21,000

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Family Support Worker

Benefits: 30 days Annual Leave (rising to 35 days’ with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Enhanced Mileage, Company Pension, Life Assurance, Employee Discount Scheme

About Us

Polaris Children’s Services are an established children’s services provider that delivers innovative and outcomes-based services, offering real value and building brighter futures for as many children, young people and families as possible.

Working across Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby, we provide a family preservation service, aiming to reunify and divert children and young people from the edge of care.


Please note this a community role and you will need to be able to travel to Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and Derby. 

The office base is in Mansfield and there will be an expectation of hybrid working (a combination of working in the office, community visits and homebased working).

  • Proven experience of working with children, young people and their families (including foster parents) with complex and multiple needs, including child protection issues
  • A good working knowledge of all relevant legislation pertaining to children’s services and fostering as well as publications which inform current thinking regarding good practice and the safeguarding of children and young people
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with Local Authorities and partner agencies


  • Hold case responsibility, oversee and support the delivery of intervention services to children, young people and families programme working in a way which promotes equality, diversity and rights for all individual associated with the service
  • Implement, monitor and review service plans relating to the assessed needs of children, young people and their families, in partnership with other agencies
  • Refer children, young people and their families to appropriate specialist or universal services in order that their needs are met
  • Contribution to provision of regular returns/contract monitoring reports to the customer

Interview Date:                TBC

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