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Family Network Social Work Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

Fixed Term Full Time - Until 31st March 2025.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for fixed term posts for ‘Family Network’ Social Work Assistants (FNSWA), across the county. The opportunity will be for one FNSWA to work with each Children’s Social Work Team on their duty week.

This is an excellent development opportunity to increase your skillset and knowledge of Restorative Approaches, relationship based practice and achieving best outcomes for children and their families. You will be part of an exciting and innovative project and have real opportunities to look at how we support children to remain within the care of their wider networks, reduce the risk they face and contribute to improving their outcomes.

Successful applicants will sit alongside Children's Social Work Teams providing rapid response family lead meetings for duty cases only. You will be working alongside families at a time of crisis and support them to identify and strengthen safety plans and reduce the likelihood of children experiencing entry into care, by working with them in a restorative way to identify solutions within the network.

You will be joining a service who is committed to achieving the best outcomes for Children, Young People, and their Family Networks. You will receive support and be managed by the Social Connections Team who will also provide you with formal supervision, ad hoc support, and restorative approaches training. You will be supervised by the Social Connections Service.

If this is something you are interested in, please refer to the full job description.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact:

Clare Barton Social Connections Team Manager


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KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county’s working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.


Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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