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Child & Family Worker - Life Story Work

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS06490
  • Closing date: 18 December 2017
  • Contract type: Fixed Term / Secondment
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £19,726 - £29,045

The opportunity

Children’s services in Buckinghamshire are on a journey to delivering outstanding services. Children and their families are at the centre of everything we do. Building on the Strengthening Families model adopted for child protection conferences in 2016, we want to apply the latest skills and knowledge to achieve the best outcomes possible for the children we seek to protect and support.

About us

Keeping the children and young people of Buckinghamshire safe and healthy is at the heart of everything we do. It is our vision that each and every child has the best head start and the most positive futures ahead of them. Making sure that every child, whatever their situation, has the stability, the support and the belief to start thinking about their tomorrow.

About the role

We have a new requirement for a Child and Family Worker to work within our Child Protection and Court Teams (throughout the County), to work with clients,  their carers and their families to assist the child in care in gaining an understanding of their history and identity, producing a record of the work undertaken for the child/young person to keep.

You will also liaise with colleagues in other teams in planning and carrying out this very important life story work.

This is a Fixed Term Contract role for 15 months. 

About you


In this busy, fast paced team, you’ll get on best if you are flexible and able to work well under pressure.

You'll have a passion for wanting to commence a career in Children's social care coupled with a relevant qualification such as NVQ3/HNC or equivalent, and have the ability to travel to diverse locations across the county throughout the working day.

Access to and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this role.



Other Information

Please see the attached Job Summary

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