Family Support Worker

Company: Polaris Children's Services

Location: Mansfield

Contract Type: Full-time

Closing Date: 27 December 2023

Salary: Up to £23,316

Specific Hours: 37.5 per week

Family Support Worker

Sustaining Phase Family Support Worker 

Salary: Up £23,316

Hours: 37.5 hours

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 Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire & Derby


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
  • 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


  • Support families who have received services under the Cohort C Reunification and Cohort D Edge of Care programme
  • 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 and/or parents or carers 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

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Karina Ghani on 01158 575298

To be considered, please apply and someone will be in touch.

No agencies please.

Apply now