Family Support Worker

Company: Polaris Children's Services

Location: Mansfield

Contract Type: Fixed Term, Full-time

Closing Date: 09 August 2024

Salary: £20,316 to £23,316

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week- (Working hours are Monday to Friday with evening and weekend cover needed to meet the service user needs)

Family Support Worker

Family Support Worker 

Salary: £20,316 to £23,316

Hours: 37.5 hours per week- (Working hours are Monday to Friday with evening and weekend cover needed to meet the service user needs)

Contract: 12 month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)

Benefits: 30 days' Annual Leave (rising to 35 days' with length of service) + Bank Holidays, Company Pension, Life Assurance x2 & Employee Discount Scheme

Base Location: Mansfield, working a hybrid model of 2 days per week in the office (Please note this is a community role so although the office base is Mansfield you need to able to travel to the below locations)

Covering Locations: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire & Derby

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, STARS provides intensive support to children and young people to step down from residential to fostering placements, to stabilise existing fostering placements, to support reunification home, and to divert children and young people from the edge of care.


Please note this is a Community Role so although the office base is Mansfield you need to be able to travel to Nottingham, Nottinghamshire or Derby

  • Experience of working with children and families in a home visiting role and/ or delivering in a parenting programme.
  • Ability to work as part of a professional network (including foster carers, social workers, schools) to advocate for the families wishes and feelings
  • Be willing to engage in learning and development to support your role as a Family Support Worker to deliver an evidenced based therapeutic programme
  • Be based in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire or Derby to support community visits in the area.
  • Have a full driving licence with unrestricted access to your own car


  • Provide an evidenced therapeutic programme to parents/carers in the community to support placement stability
  • Listen and respond sensitively and appropriately to children, young people and their parents or carers to support them to achieve positive changes
  • To have regular contact with the child or young person, including face-to-face and telephone contact
  • Ensuring the service delivered promotes equality, diversity, and rights for all individuals associated with the service
  • Delivering the service according to the required model as laid out in the Operating Manual
  • Liaise and work with other professionals and agencies to achieve optimal outcomes for children, young people and their families (including foster carers), ensuring services are ‘joined up’ in approach

Polaris Children’s Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS Check, cost of which will be met by Polaris Children’s Services. Polaris Children’s Services is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

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